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Record 12091

Reading Experience:

'The only books I remember seeing as a small child were an old copy of Foxe's "Book of Martyrs" and one of the Bible, including the Apocrypha, brought out of their hiding-places on Sunday evenings at Spitalfields to amuse the child with pictures, for both were illustrated - the "Book of Martyrs" with realistic engravings of the horrible tortures inflicted on the faithful Protestant. "Bel and the Dragon" in the Bible, too, was a favourite picture.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1852 and 31 Dec 1870
Country: England
Time: evening: Sunday evenings
Place: city: London, Spitalfields
location in dwelling: at home
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Thomas Okey
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1852
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: John Foxe
Title: Book of Martyrs
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: illustrated
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 12091  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Okey
  Editor: n/a
  Title: A basketful of memories: An autobiographical sketch
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1930
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 18
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Okey, A basketful of memories: An autobiographical sketch (London, 1930), p. 18,, accessed: 13 April 2024

Additional comments:



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