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One of the most influential books of sixteenth century England was John Foxe's Acts and Monuments, commonly known as "The Book of Martyrs." For over a hundred years what has readily been available to students has been either Stephen Cattley's or Josiah Pratt's nineteenth century editions. In 1993 the British Academy agreed to produce a complete critical edition of the work, which will be of enormous value to scholars and students. Once a director, research assistant, and committee were selected, they began to identify scholars who were doing research on Foxe and his influence. They arranged a colloquia at Cambridge University in 1995 to discuss the significance of Foxe and most of the papers there presented comprise this thorough and thought-provoking volume. A number of the most influential scholars of early modern English religious and cultural history are represented in this collection.