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Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries Description: Even though this image contains six martyrs, Foxe uses it to illustrate the 1557 burning of ten martyrs at Lewes. The six martyrs, both women and men, burn at three stakes. Four of them fold their hands in prayer. A fifth, at the rear, raises his arms above his head, and a sixth, at the far left, points upward with his right arm and extends his left. Even though the design of this woodcut is similar to other woodcuts that undergo repetition in the Book of Martyrs, this woodcut appears only once in the second (1570), third (1576), and fourth (1583) editions. Luborsky and Ingram 11223/97. JPEG file (4.01 MB).
Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries Description: Ten martyrs (six men and four women) are chained to five separate stakes. All of the martyrs are fully clothed and are engulfed by large flames. Three men and two women have their hands clasped in prayer. A crowd of soldiers observes the burning; two soldiers at the far left of the image are on horseback. A soldier at the forefront of the image tends the fire and adds a faggot to the burning pyre. Another man, at the bottom right of the image, does not appear to be a soldier but is perhaps a citizen sympathetic to the martyrs. This man appears to be pleading with the soldier tending the fire. Revised version of Luborsky and Ingram 11223/97, which appears only once in the second (1570), third (1576), and fourth (1583) early English editions. This illustration includes ten martyrs while the earlier woodcuts only illustrate six. Additionally, the earlier woodcuts do not include a crowd of soldiers. JPEG file (427 KB).