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Monika Fludernik

English Catholics was its appropriation of English medieval saints from the Legenda aurea for the construction of a history of the Christian religion which eliminated the papacy from the historical record. Foxe relied on John Bale for such a ‘non-Roman, non-papal foundation’  21 of the history of the British (Protestant) Church, with its subtle nationalist revision of Catholic ( kat-holic ) notions of martyrdom. 22 For British Catholics, this new orthodoxy of the

in Enacting the Bible in medieval and early modern drama