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Above, the martyrs Cicely Ormes and Margaret Thurston are burnt back to back at the stake in Colchester and the burning at a stake in Islington of the martyrs Ralph Alderton, Margery Austoo and R. Roth; below the burning of the martyr Cicely Ormes in Norwich. Etching by G. Terry.

  • Terry, Garnet.
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view Above, the martyrs Cicely Ormes and Margaret Thurston are burnt back to back at the stake in Colchester and the burning at a stake in Islington of the martyrs Ralph Alderton, Margery Austoo and R. Roth; below the burning of the martyr Cicely Ormes in Norwich. Etching by G. Terry.

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Credit: Above, the martyrs Cicely Ormes and Margaret Thurston are burnt back to back at the stake in Colchester and the burning at a stake in Islington of the martyrs Ralph Alderton, Margery Austoo and R. Roth; below the burning of the martyr Cicely Ormes in Norwich. Etching by G. Terry. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

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John Fox's (1527-1597) Book of Martyrs was originally published in the 16th century, it being the classic history of the lives, sufferings, and deaths of the Early Christian martyrs. After the bible itself, no book so profoundly influenced early Protestant sentiment as the Book of Martyrs

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[London] (Paternoster Row) : Published for H. Trapp.

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1 print : engraving, with etching ; image 27 x 17 cm

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Engraved for Fox's Book of Martyrs. G. Terry sculp.

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Bears number bottom right : No. 54

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Wellcome Library no. 43170i

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