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Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries Description: As Burton sits backward on an ass, soldiers lead him through a town and a friar gestures at him. Burton wears garments that are decorated with devils. He burns at the stake in an upper insert, where soldiers supervise the execution and a crowd observes. Burton receives martyrdom at the hands of Spaniards. This woodcut appears in the first through fourth editions (1563, 1570, 1576, and 1583). Luborsky and Ingram 11222/53, 11223/104. JPEG file (1.03 MB).
Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries Description: "The manner of the popish Spaniards in carrying Nicholas Burton a blessed martyr of Christ, after most spitefull sort to the burning" Nicholas Burton sits backward on an ass and is wearing garments that depict devils. He also wears a hat that is similar to a bishop’s which is also decorated with Satanic figures. According to the text surrounding the image, Burton is wearing a "Canvas coat and hat decorated with three Divels [Devils] that are used to commit his sould [soul] unto the Devil." The text also indicates that Burton’s tongue was forced out with a cloven stick fastened upon it so he could not utter his conscience and faith to the people. The ass is led by a group of soldiers who are identified as “Popish Spaniards” in the caption. A friar follows Burton and appears to be gesturing toward him and possibly having a conversation with the condemned martyr. In the upper right hand corner of the image is a depiction of the burning of Burton while a crowd of soldiers observes. Revised version of Luborsky and Ingram 11222/53 and 11223/104, which appear in all four early English editions (1563, 1570, 1576, and 1583). JPEG file (497 KB).