Foxe's Book of Martyrs or Acts & Monuments (8 Volume Set, c. 1554, 1843-49 edition) Acts and Monuments of These Latter and Perilous Day, Touching Matters of the Church, Wherein Are Comprehended and Describes the Great Persecutions and Horrible Troubles That Have Been Wrought and Practised by the Romish Prelates, Specially In This Realm of England and Scotland, From the Year of Our Lord A Thousand, Unto the Time Now Present. Gathered and Collected According To the True Copies and Writings Certified As Well Of the Parties Themselves That Suffered, As Also Out of the Bishops Registers, Which Were the Doers Thereof, by John Foxe
Volume one of Foxe's Book of Martyrs or Acts & Monuments contains:
LIFE OF FOXE; AND VINDICATION OF THE WORK:
- Part I. - Life of the Martyrologist.
- Part II. - Answers to Objectors. Appendices to the Life.
- Foxe's PREFACES: Ad Dominum Jesum Christum, Servatorem clementissimum, Eucharisticon Johannis Foxi. To the right virtuous, most excellent, and noble Princess, Queen Elizabeth. Ad Doctum Lectorem, Johannes Foxus. To the Persecutors of God's Truth, commonly called Papists. To the True and Faithful Congregation of Christ's Universal Church Utility of this Story. To all the professed Friends and Followers of the Pope's Proceedings Four Considerations given out to Christian Protestants, Professors of the Gospel; with a brief Exhortation inducing to Reformation of Life.
Acts AND MONUMENTS OF CHRISTIAN MARTYRS, and Matters Ecclesiastical passed in the Church of Christ, from the primitive beginning, to these our days, as well in other countries, as, namely, in this realm of England, and also of Scotland, discoursed at large:
- and first, the Difference between the Church of Rome that Now Is, and the Ancient Church of Rome that Then Was.
- Evidences Proving Ecclesiastical Persons to have been Subject to their Magistrates in Causes both Ecclesiastical and Temporal.
- The Letter of Gregory to the Patriarch of Alexandria.
- The Sum of St. Paul's Doctrine delivered to the Gentiles.
- Another brief Recapitulation, reduced to Five Points.
- Certain Principles, or general Verities, grounded upon the truth of God's Word.
- A Summary Collection of the Errors, Heresies, and Absurdities contained in the Pope's Doctrine, and the First Institution of the Church of Rome; and first, of Faith and Justification.
- Of Works of the Law.
- Of Sin.
- Of Penance, or Repentance.
- The Difference between the Law and the Gospel.
- Of Free-will: of Invocation and Adoration.
- Of Sacraments, Baptism, and the Lord's Supper.
- Of Matrimony. Of Magistrates and Civil Governments: Of Purgatory.
- A Christian Man, after the Pope's Making, defined.
- 64 to 78. A Description of the Ten First Persecutions in the Primitive Church, with the Variety of their Torments.
- 95 to 96. The Second Persecution.
- 98 to 138. The Third Persecution.
- The Epistle of Pliny, the Heathen Philosopher, to Trajan the Emperor.
- The Epistle of Trajan to Pliny.
- The Letter of Adrian the Emperor to the Proconsul, Minucius Fundamus.
- The Epistle of Antoninus Plus to the Commons of Asia.
- 161 to 180. The Fourth Persecution.
- A Letter of the Brethren of France in the Cities of Vienne and Lyons, to the Brethren of Asia and Phrygia..
- A Letter of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus to the Senate and People of Rome.
- 197 to 235. The Fifth Persecution.
- 235 to 250. The Sixth Persecution.
- 250 to 253. The Seventh Persecution.
- 257 to 259. The Eighth Persecution.
- 275 to 284. The Ninth Persecution
- 303 to 313. The Tenth Persecution.
- The Imperial Constitution of Constantine and Licinius, for establishing the free worshipping of God after the Christian Religion.
- The most notable Martyrs that suffered in this Tenth Persecution.
- The Story of Gordius, a Centurion. Verses on Cassianus.
- The mystical Numbers of the Apocalypse opened.
- An Epistle of Constantine sent to his Subjects inhabiting the East.
- The Epistle of Eleuthcrius, Bishop of Rome, sent to King A.D. Lucius.
- 180 to 449.
- The Entering and Reigning of the Saxons in the Realm of England.
- The Questions of Augustine, Archbishop of Canterbury, sent to Gregory, with the Answer of Gregory to the same.
- The Letter of Gregory sent to Augustine into England The Epistle of Pope Sergius sent to Coelfrid, Abbot of Wiremouth Abbey, requiring Bede to be sent up to him at Rome, for the fame of his worthy learning.
- An admonitory Letter of Boniface, Archbishop of Mentz, an Englishman, to Ethelbald, King of Mercia.
- A Letter of Charlemagne to King Offa respecting a Treaty of Peace between them.
- The Conclusion of the Story precedent; concerning the Seven Kingdoms of the Saxon Kings above-mentioned.
- Donations and Privileges given by King Ethelbald to religious men of the Church.
- Tables of Saxon Kings, and of Archbishops of Canterbury, etc.