A further persecution of Christians in Uea, during 1875, called forth a protest from the British government.
Under the persecution, a large number were killed, and between four and five millions of Protestants left the country.
Even the stormy days of the last persecution yielded some considerable writers, such as Methodius in the East and Lactantius in the West.
He was born at Cordova in 1135, fled with his parents from persecution in 1148, settled at Fez in i 160, passing P g there for a Moslem, fled again to Jerusalem in 1165, and finally went to Cairo where he died in 1204.
Thus, in view of persecution or slander, the Christian church naturally produced literary " Apologies."