Marian Persecutions

Woodcut of the martyrdom of Rose Allin from Foxe's Book of Martyrs

G. Alexander, ‘Bonner and the Marian persecutions’, History, 60, 200 (1975), pp. 374-92.

Andrew Atherstone, The martyrs of Mary Tudor: the burning of Protestants during England’s ‘reign of terror’ (Leominster: DayOne, 2005).

Patrick Collinson, ‘The persecution in Kent’, in Eamon Duffy and David Loades (eds.), The Church of Mary Tudor (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006), pp. 309-33.

Harrison Crumrine, ‘The Oxford Martyrs and the English Protestant Movement, 1553-58’, The Historian, 70, 1 (2008), pp. 75-90.

Eamon Duffy, Fires of Faith: Catholic England Under Mary Tudor (New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 2009).

Thomas S. Freeman, ‘Introduction: Over Their Dead Bodies: Concepts of Martyrdom in Late Medieval and Early Modern England’, in Thomas S. Freeman and Thomas F. Mayer, (eds.), Martyrs and martyrdom in England, c.1400-1700 (Studies in modern British religious history, 15) (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2007), pp. 1-34.

  • ‘Imitatio Christi with a Vengeance: The Politicization of Martyrdom in Early Modern England’, in Thomas S. Freeman and Thomas F. Mayer, (eds.), Martyrs and martyrdom in England, c.1400-1700 (Studies in modern British religious history, 15) (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2007), pp. 35-69.

F.H. Hansford-Miller, The 282 Protestant Martyrs of England and Wales, 1555-1558 (London: Educational Publishers, 1970).

O.T. Hargrave, ‘Bloody Mary’s victims: the iconography of John Foxe’s Book of Martyrs’, Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church, 51 (1982), pp. 7-21.

Jennifer Loach, ‘Mary Tudor and the re-Catholicisation of England’, History Today, 44, 11 (1994), pp. 16-22.

David M. Loades, ‘Foxe’s Book of Martyrs and the Face of England’, History Today, 55, 12 (2005), pp. 40-9.

  • ‘John Foxe and the traitors: the politics of the Marian persecution’, Studies in Church History, 30 (1993), pp. 231-44.
  • ‘John Foxe in Theological Context’, Foxe’s Book of Martyrs Variorum Edition Online (version 1.1 – summer 2006): http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/johnfoxe/apparatus/loadestheocontextessay.html
  • The Oxford Martyrs (London: Batsford, 1970).
  • ‘The Enforcement of Reaction, 1553-8’, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 16 (1965), pp. 54-66.
  • ‘The Essex inquisitions of 1556’, Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research, 35 (1962), pp. 87-97.

M.A. Lower, The Sussex Martyrs: their examinations and cruel burnings in the time of Queen Mary (Lewes: Baxter & Son, 1851).

Muriel C. McClendon, ‘Reconsidering the Marian persecution: the urban context’, in Muriel C. McClendon and Joseph P. Ward (eds.), Protestant identities: religion, society, and self-fashioning in post-Reformation England (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999), pp. 195-210.

Annie Page, History of the Martyrs during the reign of Queen Mary, from the wind’s record of them (London, 1861).

K.G. Powell, The Marian Martyrs and the Reformation in Bristol (Bristol: Historical Association. Bristol Branch, 1972).

Philip H. Rand, Faithful unto Death: The Martyrs of East Anglia (London: Protestant Truth Society, 1937).

Jasper Ridley, Bloody Mary’s Martyrs: The Story of England’s Terror (London: Constable, 2001).

John Spurgin, The Norfolk and Norwich Martyrs, who suffered in the reigns of Henry VIII and Queen Mary (Norwich, 1855).

Frances Isabelle Tylcoat, Father Rutland or the Ban of St. Peter. A story of the Marian persecutions (London, 1878).

Jenny G.M. Webb, Bloody Mary and the Suffolk Martyrs (Grantham: Barny Books, 2002).

William L. Wizeman, ‘Martyrs and Anti-martyrs and Mary Tudor’s Church’, in Thomas S. Freeman and Thomas F. Mayer, (eds.), Martyrs and martyrdom in England, c.1400-1700 (Studies in modern British religious history, 15) (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2007), pp. 166-79.