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CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN MARTYRS TO THE FIRST GENERAL PERSECUTION
UNDER NERO.

Martyrdom of St. Stephen, James the Great, and Philip,
Matthew, James the Less, Matthias, An-
drew, St. Mark and Peter,
Paul, Jude, Bartholomew, Thomas, Luke,
Simon, John, and Barnabas,

CHAPTER II.

THE TEN PRIMITIVE PERSECUTIONS.

The first persecution under Nero, A D. 67,
The second persecution under Domitian, A. D. 81,
The third persecution under Trajan, A. D. 108,
The fourth persecution under Marcus Aurelius Antonius,
A. D. 162,

The fifth persecution commencing with Severus, A. D. 192,
The sixth persecution under Maximinus, A. D. 235,
The seventh persecution under Decius, A. D. 249,
The eighth persecution under Valerian, A. D. 257,
The ninth persecution under Aurelian, A. D. 274,
The tenth persecution under Diocletian, A. D. 303,
CHAPTER III.

PERSECUTIONS OF THE CHRISTIANS IN PERSIA.

Persecutions under the Arian heretics,
Persecutions under Julian the Apostate,

Persecutions of the Christians by the Goths and Vandals,
Persecutions from about the middle of the Fifth, to the con-
clusion of the Seventh century,

Persecutions from the early part of the Eighth, to near the
conclusion of the Tenth century,
Persecutions in the Eleventh century,

CHAPTER IV.

PAPAL PERSECUTIONS.

Persecutions of the Waldenses in France,
Persecutions of the Albigenses,
The Bartholomew massacre at Paris, &c.

From the revocation of the edict of Nantes, to the French

Revolution, in 1789,

Martyrdom of John Calas,

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CHAPTER V.

AN ACCOUNT OF THE INQUISITION.

An account of the cruel handling and burning of Nicholas
Burton, an English merchant, in Spain,

Some private enormities of the Inquisition laid open by a
very singular occurrence,

The life of William Gardiner,

An account of the life and sufferings of Mr. Wm. Lithgow,
a native of Scotland,

Croly on the Inquisition,

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CHAPTER VIII.

GENERAL PERSECUTIONS IN GERMANY.

An account of the persecutions in the Netherlands,
CHAPTER IX.

CHAPTER VI.

AN ACCOUNT OF THE PERSECUTIONS IN ITALY, UNDER THE PAPACY.

An account of the persecutions in Calabria,
Account of the persecutions in the Valleys of Piedmont,
Account of the persecutions in Venice,

An account of several remarkable individuals who were
martyred in different parts of Italy, on account of their
religion,

An account of the persecutions in the marquisate of Saluces,
Persecutions in Piedmont in the Seventeeth century,
Further persecutions in Piedmont,

Narrative of the Piedmontese War,

Persecution of Michael de Molinos, a native of Spain,

CHAPTER VII.

An account of the persecutions in Lithuania and Poland,
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An account of the persecutions in China and several other
countries,

An account of the persecutions in Japan,

Persecutions against the Christians in Abyssinia or Ethiopia,
Persecutions against the Christians in Turkey,
Persecutions and oppressions in Georgia and Mingrelia,
An account of the persecutions in the States of Barbary,
Persecutions in Spanish America,

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CHAPTER XI.

An account of the persecutions in Great Britain and Ireland,
prior to the reign of Queen Mary I.

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AN ACCOUNT OF THE PERSECUTIONS IN BOHEMIA UNDER THE PAPACY.

Persecution of John Huss,
Persecution of Jerom of Prague,
Persecution of Zisca,

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CHAPTER XII

An account of the persecutions in Scotland, during the
reign of king Henry VIII.

An account of the Life, Suffering and Death of George
Wishart, &c.

CHAPTER XIII.

PERSECUTIONS IN ENGLAND DURING THE REIGN OF QUEEN MARY,
An account of Lady Jane Gray,

The words and behaviour of Lady Jane upon the scaffold,
John Rogers, Vicar of St. Sepulchre's, &c.
The Rev. Mr. Lawrence Saunders,

History, imprisonment, and examination of John Hooper,
Life and conduct of Dr. Rowland Taylor, of Hadley,
Martyrdom of Tomkins, Pygot, Knight, and others,
Dr. Robert Farrar,
Martyrdom of Rawlins White,

The Rev. Mr. George Marsh,
William Flower,

The Rev. John Cardmaker, and John Warne,
Martyrdom of Simpson, Ardeley, Hawkes, and others,
Rev. John Bradford, and John Leaf, an apprentice,
Martyrdom of Bland, Middleton, Hall, Carver and many

others,

John Denley, Packingham, and Newman,

Coker, Hooper, Lawrence and others,
Bishops Ridley and Latimer,

Mr. John Philpot and others,

Martyrdom of Rev. F. Whittle, B. Greene, Anna Wight,

and others,

An account of Archbishop Cranmer,

Martyrdom of Agnes Potten, Joan Trunchfield and others,
Preservation of George Crow and his Testament,

Executions at Stratford le Bow,

An account of Rev. Julius Palmer,

Persecution of Joan Waste,

Persecutions in the Diocess of Canterbury,

Executions in Kent,

Execution of ten martyrs at Lewes,

Executions at Colchester,

Executions at Islington,

Apprehensions at Islington,
Flagellations by Bonner,

William Fetty scourged to death,

Deliverance of Dr. Sands,
Queen Mary's treatment of her sister, the Princess Eliza-

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God's punishments upon some of the persecutors of his peo-
ple in Mary's reign,

CHAPTER XIV.

The Spanish Armada,
A conspiracy by the Papists for the destruction of James I.
the Royal Family, and both houses of Parliament; com-
monly known by the name of the Gunpowder Plot

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CHAPTER XV.

Rise and progress of the protestant religion in Ireland,
with an account of the barbarous massacre of 1641,

CHAPTER XVI.

THE RISE, PROGRESS, PERSECUTIONS AND SUFFERINGS OF THE QUAKERS, 354
An account of the persecutions of Friends in the United

States,

Proceedings at a General Court in Boston, 1656,
Proceedings at a General Court in Boston, 1657,
An act made at a General Court at Boston, 1658,

CHAPTER XVII

Massacre and pillage at Nismes,

Interference of government against the protestants,

Letters from Louvois to Marillac,

PERSECUTIONs of the FRENCH PROTESTANTS IN THE SOUTH OF France,
DURING THE YEARS 1814 AND 1820,
The arrival of king Louis XVIII. at Paris,
The history of the Silver Child,
Napoleon's return from the Isle of Elba,
The catholic arms at Beaucaire,

Royal decree in favour of the persecuted,
Petition of the protestant refugees,
Monstrous outrage upon females,
Arrival of the Austrians at Nismes,
Outrages committed in the Villages, &c.

Further account of the Proceedings of the Catholics at

Nismes,

Attack upon the protestant churches,
Murder of general La Garde,

Interference of the British government,

Perjury in the case of general Gilly, &c.

Ultimate resolution of the protestants at Nismes,

CHAPTER XVIII.

ASAAD SHIDIAK.

Narrative of the conversion, imprisonment, and sufferings
of Asaad Shidiak, a native of Palestine, who has been
confined for several years in the Convent on Mount Le-
banon,

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Public statement of Asaad Shidiak, in 1826,
Brief istory of Asaad Esh Shidiak, from the time of his
being betrayed into the hands of the Maronite Patri-
arch, in the Spring of 1826,

CHAPTER XIX.

Persecutions of the Baptist Missionaries in India, during
the year 1824,

Removal of the prisoners to Oung-pen-la-Mrs Judson fol-

lows them,

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CHAPTER XX..

Persecution of the Wesleyan Missionaries in the West In-

dies,

Case of Rev. John Smith,

Persecutions of the Wesleyan Methodists in St. Domingo,

CHAPTER XXI.

Persecutions in Switzerland from 1813 to 1830,
Persecutions in the Pays de Vaud,

CHAPTER XXII.

Errors, rites, ceremonies, and superstitious practices of
the Romish church,

SKETCHES OF THE LIVES OF SOME OF THE MOST EMINENT REFORMERS.
John Wickliffe,

Martin Luther,
John Calvin,

Agency of Calvin in the death of Michael Servetus,

Calvin as a friend of Civil Liberty,

The life of the Rev. John Fox,

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CHAPTER XXIII.

Sketch of the French Revolution of 1789, as connected
with the history of persecution.

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