Life Sketch from Foxes Book of MartyrsTaken from the book Foxes Book of Martyrs. We shall now enter on an account of the persecutions in Italy, a country which has been, and still is,
- The center of popery.
- The seat of the pontiff.
- The source of the various errors which have spread themselves over other countries, deluded the minds of thousands, and diffused the clouds of superstition and bigotry over the human understanding.
- By the immediate power of the pope.
- Through the power of the Inquisition.
- By the bigotry of the Italian princes.