Definition of martyrologist in US English:



  • See martyrology

    • ‘In Edward VI's reign, he was tutored by John Foxe, the Protestant martyrologist, but at Mary's accession a catholic bishop took over.’
    • ‘The martyrologist, was born at Boston, Lincolnshire, and was educated at Oxford, where he became a fellow of Magdalen College but resigned his fellowship in 1545, being unwilling to conform to the statutes in religious matters.’
    • ‘To John Foxe, the martyrologist, he was a hero; Bishop Jewel quoted Erasmus, all of whose works he was said to have read at Oxford; and Thomas Cooper regarded him as a singular instrument to begin the Reformation.’
    • ‘A notable exception to this rule was the English Protestant martyrologist John Foxe.’