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  1. St. Peter undergoes crucifixion upside-down.

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    Creator: "MD" (see "Soldiers drag two Christians by ropes" in this collection).
    Description: Dressed in loincloth, St. Peter is crucified upside-down. A soldier raises him to the cross and holds him in place with his right knee. The soldier's ladder leans against the cross. (Cartouche: "Peter the Apostlehanged upon the Crosse. 34." ["Peter the apostle hanged upon the cross. 34."]). This woodcut appears on the "Table of the Ten First Persecutions of the Primitive Church" foldout illustration in the second (1570) and fourth (1583) editions. Luborsky and Ingram 11223/1A (detail). JPEG file (272 KB).
    Subject: Torture--Religious aspects--Christianity., Executions and executioners--Roman empire--History., Peter, the Apostle, Saint--Death and burial., Martyrdom--Christianity--Roman empire., and Crucifixion--History.
    Publisher: The Ohio State University Libraries / Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University,
  2. Poor man carries straw in penance.

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    Description: A bearded man carries a sack of straw over his right shoulder and a staff over his left. He walks barefoot in penance. The designer of this woodcut copied directly from a similar manuscript illustration, preserved at Lambeth Palace Library in the Register of William Courtenay, Archbishop of Canterbury (1381-1396), fol. 337v. This woodcut appears in the second (1570), third (1576), and fourth (1583) editions. Luborsky and Ingram 11223/7. JPEG file (2.94 MB).
    Subject: Penance--History--15th century. and Poverty--Religious aspects--Christianity.
    Publisher: The Ohio State University Libraries / Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University,
  3. Polemical allegory of Christian justice.

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    Description: Justice stands blindfolded on a pedestal in this iconoclastic Protestant allegory. She grasps a sword in her right hand and scales in her left, which symbolize her authority and her impartiality. On the left side of the image, Christ (designated by a nimbus) and his followers, all of whom are barefoot, talk among themselves and gesture at the Bible ("Verbum Dei" ["Word of God"]) that weighs down their side of the scale. The pope, a cardinal, a bishop, friars, clerics, and others frantically load the opposite side with a crucifix, Mass wafers, Decretal books ("Decretalis"), chalices, rosary beads, and other objects associated with Roman Catholic doctrine and devotional practices. A devil clings to the bottom of the Catholic side, but all of this fails to overturn the weight of scripture. A town is visible in the distance. The image articulates the bibliocentrism of many Protestant reformers and demonstrates those elements of the Roman Catholic faith that many Protestants rejected. See also "English Reformation under King Edward VI" and the title page woodcut in this collection. The image appears in the third (1576) and fourth (1583) editions, but first appears in The whole works of W[illiam] Tyndale, John Frith, and Doct[or] Barnes (London: John Day, 1573). Luborsky and Ingram 11224/2, 24436/3. JPEG file (3.9 MB).
    Subject: Iconoclasm--England--History--16th century., Protestant churches--Doctrines--History., Devil--History of doctrines--16th century., Catholic Church--Doctrines--History., Symbolism in art--England., and Catholic Church--Clergy.
    Publisher: The Ohio State University Libraries / Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University,
  4. Rerum in Ecclesia Gestarum . . . Commentarii.

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    Description: RERVM IN ECCLESIA GEstarum, quæ postremis & periculosis his temporibus euenerunt, maximarumq[ue]; per Europam persecutionum, ac Sanctorum Dei Martyrum, cæterarumq[ue]; rerum si quæ insignioris exempli sint, digesti per Regna & nationes Commentarii. PARS PRIMA In qua primum de rebus per Angliam & Scotiam gestis, atq[ue] in primis de horrenda, sub MARIA nuper Regina, persecutione, narratio continetur. Autore IOANNE FOXO Anglo. BASILEAE, PER NICOLAUM BRYLINGERUM, ET IOANnem Oporinum. [Commentary of matters happening in the church which follow in these latter and dangerous times and of great persecution through Europe and of the Holy Martyrs of God, and of certain matters, whatever might be of significant example, digested for the sake of the Queen and the Nation. Part one, in which first is contained a narration of matters happening throughout England and Scotland, and in particular of the horrible persecution under Mary, once Queen. By the author John Foxe Englishman. At Basle, through (i.e., imprinted by) Nicholaus Brylinger and Johannes Oporinus]. No Luborsky and Ingram #. JPEG file (1.2 MB).
    Subject: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603., Martyrdom--Christianity., Church history--16th century., Foxe, John, 1516-1587., Oporinus, Johannes, 1507-1568., and Mary I, Queen of England, 1516-1558.
    Language: Latin.
    Publisher: The Ohio State University Libraries / Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University,
  5. Two martyrs burn at the stake (3a).

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    Description: Two bearded men burn at the stake. Both men wear loincloth, gaze upward, and pray. This woodcut appears four times in the second edition (1570) to illustrate the burning of Henry Voes and John Esch, friars Augustine (sig. GGg6r, p. 1005); John Bland and Joh. Frankesh, ministers, with Nicholas Sheterden and Umfrey Middleton (at Canterbury) (sig. KKKK1v, p. 1856); William Wolsey and Robert Pygot (at Ely) (sig. NNNN2v, p. 1894); and Richard Sharpe and Tho. Hale (at Bristow) (sig. XXXXx1v [right], p. 2252). Luborsky and Ingram 11223/37. JPEG file (4.22 MB).
    Subject: Burning at the stake., Martyrdom--Christianity., Executions and executioners--History., Canterbury (England)--History., Prayer--Christianity--History., and Ely (England)--History.
    Publisher: The Ohio State University Libraries / Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University,
  6. Sir John Oldcastle, Lord Cobham.

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    Description: Oldcastle stands under an arch, dressed in Roman armor. He carries a sword in his right hand and extends a shield, which bears a crucifix, in his left. This woodcut appears only in the 1559 Latin edition. No Luborsky and Ingram #. JPEG file (2.23 MB).
    Subject: Crosses--England--History--15th century., Oldcastle, John, Sir, d. 1417., and Arms and armor--Roman.
    Publisher: The Ohio State University Libraries / Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University,
  7. Six martyrs burn at two stakes (b).

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    Description: Five out of these six burning martyrs fold their hands in prayer or raise them outward. This woodcut appears five times in the third edition (1576) to illustrate the burning of William Coker, William Hopper, Henry Laurence, Rich. Colliar, Rich. Wright and Wil. Stere (at Canterbury) (sig. GGGG4r, p. 1599); Christopher Lister, John Mace, John Spenser, Simon Joyne, Richard Nichols, and John Hammond (at Colchester) (sig. BBBBb4r, p. 1803); W. Waterer, Stephen Kempe, W. Haye, Thomas Hudson, W. Lowicke, and W. Prowtyng (at Canterbury) (sig. GGGGg3r, p. 1861); Henry Ponde, Rainold Eastlande, Robert Southam, Matthew Ricarby, John Floyd, John Holyday, and Roger Holland (at Smithfield) (sig. NNNNn2v, p. 1932); and Robert Milles, Stephen Cotton, Robert Dynes, Stephen Wight, John Slade, and William Pikes (at Brainford) (sig. NNNNn4v [top], p. 1936). The image first appears in Henry Bull's edition of Certain most godly, fruitful, and comfortable letters of such true saints and holy martyrs as in the late bloody persecution gave their lives (London: John Day, 1564). Luborsky and Ingram 5886/1, 11223/75. JPEG file (3.86 MB).
    Subject: Executions and executioners--England--History. , Burning at the stake--England. , Colchester (England)--History., Smithfield (London, England)--History., Canterbury (England)--History., and Martyrdom--Christianity--England.
    Publisher: The Ohio State University Libraries / Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University,
  8. Queen Elizabeth I sits enthroned over the pope.

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    Description: Flanked by John Day, Foxe, and, possibly, Sir William Cecil, Queen Elizabeth I sits enthroned over the pope, who holds broken keys of his office. An initial "C" frames her in the style of a cornucopia. The dais on which the queen sits contains the xylographic identification, "Elisabetha Regina" ["Queen Elizabeth"]. Elizabeth carries a sword and orb, which symbolize her authority, while serpents entwine the pope as symbols of the alleged "error" of Roman Catholicism. This illustration opens Foxe's dedication to Queen Elizabeth. The text of the dedication evolves over the first four editions of the Book of Martyrs to reflect Foxe's changing views concerning the status of Protestantism in England. The illustration appears in the first through fourth editions (1563, 1570, 1576, and 1583). No Luborsky and Ingram #. JPEG file (538 KB).
    Subject: England--Church history--16th century., Satire--Religious aspects--Christianity., Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603., Authority--Religious aspects--Christianity--History--16th century., Foxe, John, 1516-1587., and Day, John, 1522-1584.
    Language: N/A.
    Publisher: The Ohio State University Libraries / Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University,
  9. John Bradford and John Lease suffer martyrdom.

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    Description: Standing back to back among faggots, Bradford ("Repent England") and Lease ("Iesus receiue us." ["Jesus receive us"]) await martyrdom. While workers prepare additional faggots, a crowd of soldiers and supervisors encircles the pyre. This woodcut appears in the first through fourth editions (1563, 1570, 1576, and 1583). Luborsky and Ingram 11222/34, 11223/72. JPEG file (990 KB).
    Subject: Burning at the stake--England--1550-1560., Bradford, John, 1510?-1555., Crowds--England--History., Executions and executioners--England--History--16th century., Martyrdom--Christianity--England., and Lease, John, d. 1555.
    Language: N/A.
    Publisher: The Ohio State University Libraries / Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University,
  10. John Hus burns at the stake.

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    Description: Wearing a hat illustrated with devils, Hus stands chained against a stone building. Faggots surround him. A worker lights the bundles at Hus's feet, and soldiers and a priest sit nearby on horseback. One soldier sarcastically offers Hus the safe-conduct paper that he had been promised by Sigismund, the Holy Roman Emperor, who did not prevent his execution at the Council of Constance, in 1415. This woodcut appears in the first through fourth editions (1563, 1570, 1576, and 1583). Luborsky and Ingram 11222/8, 11223/10. JPEG file (1.01 MB).
    Subject: Holy Roman Empire--History--Sigismund, 1411-1437., Burning at the stake--Germany--1410-1420., Reformation--Czech Republic--Bohemia--History., Hus, Jan, 1369?-1415., Executions and executioners--Germany--History--15th century., and Martyrdom--Christianity--Germany.
    Language: N/A.
    Publisher: The Ohio State University Libraries / Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University,