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Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries Description: A man dressed in loincloth lies chained to a wooden platform. Workers with shirt sleeves rolled up lacerate the man by scraping shells across his body. One worker lifts the man's head by the beard. (Cartouche: "Christians scraped with sharpe shelles.79." ["Christians scraped with sharp shells. 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 (315 KB). and "MD" (see "Soldiers drag two Christians by ropes" in this collection).
Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries Description: “The description of the cruell [cruel] Martyrdome [Martyrdom] of Sir John Oldcastle, Lord Cobham.” Oldcastle hangs chained from the gallows over an open fire in the Tower of London. He is partially naked and is surrounded by soldiers and civilians. One man holds a whip and others prod the fire. This engraving is a revised version of the woodcut that appears in all early English editions (1563, 1570, 1576, 1583). Revised design of Luborsky and Ingram 11222/10, 11223/13. JPEG file (418 KB).
Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries Description: William White, a priest and Lollard heretic, is clothed and, with his arms outstretched to the left, stands chained to a stake which is surrounded by bundles of faggots. Four kneeling men have their arms reaching toward him, perhaps in supplication or in praise. Soldiers stand nearby with weapons. This is very similar to the engraving used to depict the martyrdom of William Tailor [Taylor], yet it is a different revision of Luborsky and Ingram 11223/16. JPEG file (494 KB).
Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries Description: William Sawtre, a priest, is fully-clothed and with arms outstretched and chained to a stake. Two men stoke the fire surrounding him. The crowd looking on includes a man on horseback, a man clothed in ecclesiastical garb, many soldiers, other men, and at least one woman. This image may be a redesign of Luborsky and Ingram 11222/5 and 11223/5, which portray an unnamed martyr alone chained to a post amidst flames, saying “Jesu haue mercy [Jesus have mercy]." JPEG file (469 KB).