Skip to Content

Search Results

Search Constraints

Number of results to display per page

Search Results

  • Sj139800m?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: Gazing upward and extending his hands outward in prayer, an unclothed martyr burns at the stake. According to Luborsky and Ingram, vol. 1, p. 378, this woodcut illustrates the suffering of a German martyr. The image appears three times in the second edition (1570) to illustrate the burning Wolfgangus Schuch (sig. HHh5v, p. 1016); Ioh. Bent (at Deuise) (sig. XXx5v [right], p. 1172); and William Hunter (sig. UUUu3v, p. 1716). Luborsky and Ingram 11223/39. JPEG file (3.91 MB).
  • C247f011n?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: A fully clothed, bearded man extends his hands outward as he burns at the stake. This woodcut appears three times in the fourth edition (1583) to illustrate the burning of William Sawtre (sig. Yy1v, p. 518); John Castellane (sig. GGg6v, p. 880); and Raulins [White] (sig. AAAA1v, p. 1559). Luborsky and Ingram 11223/38. JPEG file (4.01 MB).
  • Tx31qq70s?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: "MD" (see "Soldiers drag two Christians by ropes" in this collection). and A bound man dressed in loincloth lies on his back, and a guard crouches over him and drills out his left eye. A second man, also dressed in loincloth, lies bound on his back, while a second guard sears that man's left thigh with a branding iron. A fire heats other irons in the rear. (Cartouche "The Christians right eyes bored out, and searyng of their left hammes.82." ["The Christians' right eyes bored out, and searing of their left hams. 82."]). 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 (610 KB).
  • 9c67wt819?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: "MD" (see "Soldiers drag two Christians by ropes" in this collection). and Four horses are fastened to four separate harnesses, each of which is connected to the limb of a martyr. The man is dressed in loincloth. Two soldiers whip the horses, which pull the man apart. (Cartouche: "The Christians drawne in peeces with wild horses. 79." ["The Christians drawn in pieces with [i.e., by] wild horses. 79."]). 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 (648 KB).
  • Sx61ds97b?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: Six individuals attempt to escape an oblong-shaped domed building as it burns. Some of them are clothed, some are partially clothed, and some are naked. At the base of the building, two guards impale a man as he tries to escape. A second man leaps from the building through an upper window, toward the lit brands carried by two other guards beneath. (Cartouche: "Here the faithfull Christians are most cruelly burned in their Temple to the number of twenty thousand, both me[n], women, and children. 78." ["Here the faithful Christians are most cruelly burned in their Temple to the number of twenty thousand, both men, women, and children. 78."]). 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 (1.39 MB). and "MD" (see "Soldiers drag two Christians by ropes" in this collection).
  • Kk91fr96f?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: Two men burn at the stake. They stand back to back, and one man raises his left arm. This woodcut appears four times in the second edition (1570) to illustrate the burning of John Claydon and Richard Turming (sig. Uu1v, p. 758); Thomas Barnard and James Mordon (sig. LL3r, p. 117 [for 917]); William Sweting and James Brewster (at Smithfield) (sig. BBb5v, p. 944); and Cutbert Simson, Hugh Foxe, and John Devenish (at Smithfield) (sig. TTTTt3r, p. 2231). Luborsky and Ingram 11223/12. JPEG file (3.53 MB).
  • Ns064c73j?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: Soldiers prepare to light the fire that will consume Barnes, Garret, and Jerome, who stand among faggots. This execution transpires at Smithfield, a location outside London wall that witnessed heresy executions during the reigns of Henry VIII and Mary I. A richly dressed man supervises from horseback, and some among a large crowd observe in alarm. This woodcut appears in the first through fourth editions (1563, 1570, 1576, and 1583). Luborsky and Ingram 11222/20, 11223/52. JPEG file (1.05 MB).
  • 4b29bc717?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: Engulfed in flames, Marsh burns at the stake beneath a barrel of dripping, heated tar. A soldier, partially obscured from view, stands at the right of the image. Marsh is barefoot and fully clothed. The martyrdom occurs at Chester. This woodcut appears the second (1570), third (1576), and fourth (1583) editions. Luborsky and Ingram 11223/66. JPEG file (3.9 MB).
  • 1n79hb34s?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: "The Martyrdom of Henry Pond [Ponde], Rainold [Raynold] Eastland, Ro[bert] Southam, Mat.[thew] Ricarby, Ioh. [John] Floyd, Io. [John] Holiday, and Ro[ger] Holland, in Smithfield An. 1558 Iu [June] 27." Seven men stand fully clothed and chained to three separate stakes. Five of them have their arms pulled into their chest while the other two have their arms extended either upward or toward the crowd that surrounds them. A crowd of soldiers observes. Revised design of Luborsky and Ingram 11223/75, which appears multiple times in the second (1570), third (1576), and fourth (1583) early English editions. This version, however, differs from the version used to represent “The martyrdom of W. Waterer, Steph. Kemp, W. Haye, T. Hudson, W. Lowick, and W. Prowting,” and “The burning of M. Coker, W. Hopper, Hen. Laurence, Rich. Colliar, Rich. Wright, and Wil. Stere.” JPEG file (527 KB).
  • 4t64gt94m?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: "The Martyrdom of Six men burned at Brainford An. 1558 Iuly [July] 14." Robert Milles, Stephen Cotton, Robert Dynes, Stephen Wight, John Slade, and William Pikes stand fully clothed and chained to two stakes as they burn in the flames that surround them. Two men have their hands clasped in prayer while the other four either have their arms extended outward toward the crowd that surrounds them or raised above their head. A crowd of soldiers observes. Revised design of Luborsky and Ingram 5886/1 and 11223/75, which appear multiple times in the second (1570), third (1576), and fourth (1583) editions and the same image used to represent “The martyrdom of W. Waterer, Steph. Kemp, W. Haye, T. Hudson, W. Lowick, and W. Prowting.” JPEG file (529 KB).