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The murder of Archbishop Sharp: he is lying on the ground before his coach, his daughter is restrained from attending him as one of the surrounding men draws his sword. Line engraving by H. Bourne after W. Allan.

  • Allan, William, 1782-1850.
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Some of the surrounding assassins are rummaging through open coffers and chests. Sharp, Archbishop of St Andrews in Scotland, was assassinated in 1679 by Covenanters (anti-episcopalians) outside St Andrews,

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London : James S. Virtue.

Physical description

1 print : line engraving, with etching ; image 12.2 x 17.4 cm

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Murder of Archbishop Sharpe. William Allan, R.A. ; H. Bourne

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 42837i

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