• When the Christians, upon these occasions, received martyrdom, they were ornamented, and crowned with garlands of flowers; for which they, in heaven, received eternal crowns of glory.

    John Foxe (1830). “The martyrs, or A history of persecution: from the commencement of Christianity to the present time including an account of the trials, tortures, and triumphant deaths of many who have suffered martyrdom”, p.21