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Above, a cat in a priest's habit is hung on the gallows with priests laughing at the sight; below, a blindfolded man is hung and the rope breaks to release him to the ground. Etching by G. Terry.

  • Terry, Garnet.
Date
1776
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43164i
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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

Publication/Creation

[London] (Paternoster Row) : Published for H. Trapp, 1776.

Physical description

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

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Lettering

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

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Lettering continues within the print

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 43164i

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  • English

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