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The poisoning of King John I at Swineshead Abbey in Lincolnshire in 1216. Line engraving by Smith.

  • Smith (Engraver).
Date
1700-1799
Reference
42754i
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Publication/Creation

1700-1799

Physical description

1 print : line engraving, with etching ; image 28 x 17 cm

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Lettering

The above is a representation of the poisoning of King John, by a monk of Swinsted Abbey in Lincolnshire, A.D. 1216. Smith sculp.

Contents

Six individual pictures within the print: 1. The monk prepares the poison. 2. The monk receives absolution to poison the king. 3. The monk drinking from the cup before passing it to the king. 4. The monk dying. 5. The king dying. 6. The mass sung for the dead monk

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Reference

Wellcome Library no. 42754i

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Languages

  • English
  • Latin


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