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The governor of Meaux hanged on a tree in full armour. Engraving with etching by Walker after S. Wale.

Wale, Samuel, -1786.
Date
[ca. 1771]

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A man has climbed up on the tree waving a flag and part of the governor's armour is scattered on the ground. In 1422 the city of Meaux was besieged by Henry V of England. When the town surrendered, the governor was hanged. Henry V and the flag of Saint George are shown on the left

Publication/Creation

[London] : [J. Cooke], [ca. 1771]

Physical description

1 print : engraving, with etching ; image 16 x 10.2 cm

Lettering

Engraved for Mountague's History of England. The governor of Meaux. Executed on the tree whereon he used to hang his English prisoners. Wale del. Walker sculp.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 43482i

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  • English


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