Making Women Martyrs in Tudor England

  • Authors
  • Megan L. Hickerson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Megan L. Hickerson
    Pages 1-17
  3. Megan L. Hickerson
    Pages 18-41
  4. Megan L. Hickerson
    Pages 103-127
  5. Megan L. Hickerson
    Pages 160-179
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 180-239

About this book


Making Women Martyrs in Tudor England examines the portrayal of Protestant women martyrs in Tudor martyrology, focusing mainly on John Foxe's Book of Martyrs . Foxe's women martyrs often defy not just ecclesiastically and politically powerful men; they often defy their husbands by chastising them, disobeying them, and even leaving them altogether. While by marrying his female martyrs to Christ Foxe mitigates their subversion of patriarchy, under his pen his heroic women challenge the foundations of social and political order, offering an accessible model for resistance to antichristian rule.


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