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A prisoner in the Inquisition is never allowed to see the face of his accuser, or of the witnesses against him, but every method is taken by threats and tortures, to oblige him to accuse himself, and by that means corroborate their evidence.

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Foxe was also so poor that he was unable to travel with his family until money was sent to him. " He also worked unsuccessfully to prevent the two burnings for religion that occurred during the reign of Edward VI. At some point before 1569 Foxe left Norfolk's house and moved to his own on Grub Street.

John Foxe (1516/17 – 18 April 1587) was an English historian and martyrologist the author of Actes and Monuments (popularly known as Foxe's Book of Martyrs) an account of Christian martyrs throughout Western history but emphasizing the sufferings of English Protestants and proto-Protestants from the fourteenth century through the reign of Mary I.

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