TEI: John Foxe’s Book of Martyrs Variorum Edition Online

For inclusion in the TEI Application Page

Form posted from TEI website on 2004-0-22
Historical MaterialsEnglish21 September 2007Chris Ruotolo Updated links; converted to TEI P5 22 Jan 2004

Professor Mark GreengrassCreated using newproj webform

  • Host: Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield
  • Other institutions involved: Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB) and the British Academy
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Description: John Foxe (1517-87) fled to the Continent during the reign of Mary I, and on his return, wrote a history of the English Protestant martyrs from the 14th century to his own time. Usually known as The Book of Martyrs, it traces the triumph of Protestantism through the sufferings of English Protestants.

This ‘Category One Research Project’ of the British Academy is producing a new, definitive edition of John Foxe’s Acts and Monuments of the English Martyrs, based on a textual reconstruction of the four editions published in Foxe’s lifetime. The electronic edition of the Acts and Monuments is true in structure and content to the 1583 edition (the last for which Foxe was personally responsible). The textual development, using the 1583 edition as the base text, will be indicated, and a full apparatus criticus will be included.

The site currently on line is still under development, with material continuously being added.

Implementation description: The project uses the full TEI dtd with no modifications made.

Access : Copyright The John Foxe Project, University of Sheffield


Professor Mark GreengrassHumanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield, Arts Tower Floor 14, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TNTel: 0114 2229890Fax: Email: s.m.smith@sheffield.ac.uk