At some point, I was told or read that Foxe's Acts and Monuments (aka Book of Martyrs) was commonly taught as an early reading text and was widely available in churches as well.
I'm wondering, if that's so, was it widely used in the American colonies by early protestant settlers?
EEBO doesn't seem to show any texts printed in the colonies (but my search may have been off in spelling; it certainly wasn't exhaustive).
(We're doing Latimer and Ridley today. Should be interesting.)