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The torture of William Lithgow in the dungeons of the Inquisition in Malaga in 1620. Line engraving with etching by W. Raddon after Craig.

  • Craig, W. M. (William Marshall), approximately 1765-approximately 1834.
Date
30 July 1814
Reference
43526i
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William Lithgow, a Scotsman, was mistaken for a spy in 1620 and arrested at Malaga, thrown into the dungeons of the Inquisition and tortured to the limits of human endurance. He was subjected to a combination of the torture of the water and the rack. For a detailed account of Lithgow's ordeal in his own words, see: G.R. Scott, A history of torture, London 1940, p. 171-173

Publication/Creation

London (Ave Maria Lane) : Ja.s Goodwin ; [London] (Ivy Lane) : S.A. Oddy, 30 July 1814.

Physical description

1 print : line engraving, with etching ; image 15.4 x 10.3 cm

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Cruelties practised on Mr. William Lithgow at Malaga in Spain. Craig del. Raddon sculp.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 43526i

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  • English
  • Latin


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