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Making Women Martyrs in Tudor England Megan L Hickerson

Making Women Martyrs in Tudor England

Megan L Hickerson

Published December 13th 2012
ISBN : 9781280454806
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239 pages
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Making Women Martyrs in Tudor England examines the portrayal of Protestant women martyrs in Tudor martyrology, focusing mainly on John Foxes Book of Martyrs. Foxes women martyrs often defy not just ecclesiastically and politically powerful men-MoreMaking Women Martyrs in Tudor England examines the portrayal of Protestant women martyrs in Tudor martyrology, focusing mainly on John Foxes Book of Martyrs. Foxes 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.