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Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries Description: As Collins burns at the stake in Smithfield, a guard holds Collins's dog by the tail and prepares to cast it in the fire. According to Foxe, Collins suffers martyrdom for having held his dog aloft, in mockery of the consecrated host, while he attended Mass. This crime also implicates the dog, who must accordingly suffer Collins's fate. A crowd of soldiers watches in the background, and the burning martyr gazes at the guard. This woodcut appears in the second (1570), third (1576), and fourth (1583) editions. Luborsky and Ingram 11223/51. JPEG file (3.54 MB).
Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries Description: Frith and Hewet stand among stacked faggots and await martyrdom. A large crowd observes the execution, which is about to occur in a town square. A friar addresses the crowd, some of whom gesture in alarm. Soldiers prepare the pyre, and a richly dressed man watches from horseback. This woodcut appears in the first through fourth editions (1563, 1570, 1576, and 1583). Luborsky and Ingram 11222/17, 11223/47. JPEG file (1.04 MB).