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Book of English Martyrs

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The Book of English Martyrs by E. M. Wilmot-Buxton is a captivating and insightful collection of stories detailing the lives and sacrifices of those who bore witness to their faith during periods of religious persecution in England. The author skillfully weaves historical facts with personal anecdotes, offering readers a compelling look at the lives of these courageous individuals.

Wilmot-Buxton's writing is both powerful and evocative, painting vivid portraits of the martyrs and the challenges they faced in remaining true to their beliefs in the face of adversity. The stories are moving and thought-provoking, prompting reflection on the value of faith and the courage it takes to stand up for one's beliefs.

The book is well-researched and well-written, making it a valuable resource for anyone interested in British history, religious persecution, or the power of faith. Overall, The Book of English Martyrs is a compelling read that sheds light on a lesser-known aspect of British history and serves as a poignant tribute to those who stood firm in their convictions, even in the face of grave danger.

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This volume is a simple narrative suited to children's understanding of the thrilling times when English Catholics suffered for the Faith in the troubled days of the sixteenth century, when Tyburn tree was a concrete fact, and when ardent love hurled the defiance, "Come rack! Come rope!" Martyrs lay and cleric are here commemorated. The Carthusians, Houghton, Lawrence, Webster; the Jesuits, Campion, Sherwin, Southwell; the secular priests, Hart, Lacey, Ingleby; the countess of Salisbury, mother of Cardinal Pole; the Chancellor of England Blessed Thomas More, Philip Earl of Arundel, and Margaret Clitherow, harborer of priests. Their stories are told whenever possible in the words of records of the time

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