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Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries Description: Chained and consumed by flames, Rogers ("Lord receiue my spirite." ["Lord receive my spirit."]) points directly at a richly dressed man, who supervises the execution from horseback. Another man lights the fire, and a watching priest applauds. Protesters surround the execution scene and join a large crowd of spectators. Rogers was the first English Protestant to be burned for heresy during the reign of Queen Mary I (1553-58). During the 1530s, he adopted the pseudonym of "Thomas Matthew" in his editions of the English Bible in order to disguise his identity. This woodcut appears in the first through fourth editions (1563, 1570, 1576, and 1583). Luborsky and Ingram 11222/23, 11223/59. JPEG file (1.07 MB).
Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries Description: “The burning of Master John Rogers, Vicar of St. Purchers, and Reader of St. Paul’s in London.” Rogers, fully clothed and with hands raised to the sky, stands chained to the stake amidst an extremely large fire and dark clouds of smoke. A banderole protruding from his mouth contains the statement: "Lord receive my Spirit." Rogers is surrounded by a crowd of soldiers and civilians both on foot and on horseback. Five people in the foreground of the image kneel before Rogers with their arms outstretched in sympathy. The officer on horseback on the right side of the illustration appears to be supervising Rogers’ burning. Revised design of Luborsky and Ingram 11222/23 and 11223/59, which appear in all four of the early English editions (1563, 1570, 1576, 1583). JPEG file (379 KB).