(Reformation Heritage Books, 2007), hb., 240 pp.
I have been meaning to comment on this book for some time. It is an amazing resource- the most thorough book for children on this topic that I know of. It is based on a 19th century book, The Reformation and Its Heroes, by Richard Newton. I have commented on a number of books on characters from the Reformation here because the Reformation is one key area of history with which I want my children to be well acquainted. If you feel the same, this book is a must have.
It is not difficult to find books on Luther or Calvin, or even Wycliffe, but the comprehensiveness of this book is amazing. It covers precursors to the Reformation, English, German, French, and Dutch Reformers Anabaptists and the Catholic response. Here is a list of the people and events discussed in the book:
Anne of Bohemia
The Protest at Speyer
Guido de BrÃ¨s
The Heidelberg Catechism
Peter Martyr Vermigli
The Duke of Alva
William, Prince of Orange
Quenn Marguerite of Navarre
Queen Jeanne dâ€™Albret of Navarre
Admiral Coligny & the tragedy of St. Bartholomewâ€™s Day
Charlotte, the Nun of Jouarre
The Counter Reformation
I consider myself fairly well informed on the Reformation, but there are names on this list that I did now know before this book! The stories are well told and nicely illustrated. I heartily recommend this book.