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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.
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[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

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

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

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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.

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The governor of Meaux hanged on a tree in full armour. Engraving with etching by Walker after S. Wale. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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