Anne Askew


The writer and Protestant martyr Anne Askew, who was tortured and burned at the stake in Smithfield in 1546, is celebrated for her frequently reprinted accounts of her two Examinacyons, which were edited and first published almost immediately after her death. A version of them was also incorporated in John Foxe's enormously popular and influential Acts and Monuments (1563 etc.). No manuscript of them is known to survive.

Peter Beal