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  • 0r9679787?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: Workers lower Gardiner into a fire from a gallows, and a group of soldiers observes from a distance. The martyrdom occurs on a Portuguese shoreline. The stumps of Gardiner's wrists drip blood, following the removal of his hands. This woodcut appears only in the 1559 Latin edition. No Luborsky and Ingram #. JPEG file (2.43 MB).
  • Sn00b440m?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: Two soldiers observe as Tyrrell burns Allin's right hand by means of a lit candle. Allin had been carrying water to her mother, who lies sick in bed. Within the house, a man (presumably Allin's father) kneels before her mother and folds his hands in prayer. In an upper insert, Allin and her parents suffer martyrdom. This woodcut appears in the first through fourth editions (1563, 1570, 1576, and 1583). Luborsky and Ingram 11222/52, 11223/99. JPEG file (997 KB).
  • Jd4733261?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: Edmund Tyrell burns Rose Allin’s hand as she carries a pitcher of water for her mother. Tyrell is very finely dressed and is observed by three soldiers who stand by. Allin’s mother, who is lying in bed ill, is pictured at the far right of the image. A man kneels outside the mother’s door and has his hands clasped in prayer. At the top of the image there appears to be an image of three people burning at the stake, and according to the text, this is a representation of the burning of Rose Allin and her parents. Revised version of Luborsky and Ingram 11222/52 and 11223/99, which appear in all four early English editions (1563, 1570, 1576, and 1583). In the earlier woodcut editions, however, only two soldiers observe. JPEG file (489 KB).
  • F7623k93v?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: “The cruell [cruel] handling of William Gardiner an English Merchant, in Portugall [Portugal].” Gardiner hangs from the gallows with his arms flailing. His hands have been cut off and the blood from his severed hands and arms pours out into the fire. A sword, presumably the one used to cut off Gardiner’s hands, lies at the foot of the executioner. Who lowers Gardiner by a chain into an open flame below him while a large crowd gathers around the gallows. Revised design of Luborsky and Ingram 11222/22 and 11223/58, which appears in all four of the early English editions (1563, 1570, 1576, 1583). JPEG file (416 KB).
  • 2v23w1509?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: William Flower, fully clothed and with hands upraised, stands at a stake where he is chained at the waist. His left hand has been cut off and blood gushes from its stump. Flower declares, "Lord receive my Spirit," while soldiers pile bundles of faggots around him. The caption of the image indicates that this martyrdom took place on April 24th, 1555. Heavily revised version of Luborsky and Ingram 11222/29 and 11223/67, which appear in all four of the early English editions (1563, 1570, 1576, 1583). JPEG file (450 KB).
  • 0p096d845?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: Surrounded by freshly lit faggots, Flower ("Lord receiue my spirite." ["Lord receive my spirit."]) stands against a stake and raises his arms upward. Workers add new faggots to the pyre. Flower's right hand has been cut off and impaled on a spear, and his wrist bleeds at its stump. A man on horseback supervises the execution, and a crowd of soldiers and ecclesiastical officials observes. A priest on the far left raises his hand towards Flower. This woodcut appears in the first through fourth editions (1563, 1570, 1576, and 1583). Luborsky and Ingram 11222/29, 11223/67. JPEG file (1.07 MB).
  • 0c483q91k?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 Guards sever the limbs of a naked man. One guard secures the man, and a second guard uses a sword to sever the man's left hand. The man's right arm and both of his feet have already been removed. The guards have each rolled up their shirt sleeves. Blood pours from the man's severed stumps, and a second man lies dead below. (Cartouche: "Christia[n]s hands & feete cut of.34.88.93." ["Christians' hands and feet cut off. 34. 88. 93."]). 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 (304 KB).
  • H702qc61w?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: A soldier holds a halberd in his right hand and forces two bound men to burn their arms. The two men place their right forearms into a fire that emanates from a small furnace. The victims have their shirt sleeves rolled up, and a gathering of onlookers observes. (Cartouche: "Some thrust their ha[n]ds in the fire.78." ["Some thrust their hands in the fire. 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 (361 KB). and "MD" (see "Soldiers drag two Christians by ropes" in this collection).
  • 8g84mt34h?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 man hangs chained from a tree by his left arm. He is dressed in loincloth. Two torturers stoop and crush his toes with pinching instruments. (Cartouche: "The Christians hangyng by one hand, and stretchyng out their ioyntes. 80.126." ["The Christians hanging by one hand, and stretching out their joints. 80. 126."]). 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 (352 KB).
  • Rj430b054?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: Bishop Bonner (identified xylographically as "Bonner.") sits with three other priests and burns Tomkins's hand. A fourth man observes, and a fifth glances away. In the OSU copy of the 1563 version of the illustration (pictured here), someone has torn out Bonner's face in an apparent act of defacement. This woodcut appears in the first through fourth editions (1563, 1570, 1576, and 1583). Tomkins suffers martyrdom in "Martyr burns at the stake (5)" in this collection. Luborsky and Ingram 11222/28, 11223/63. JPEG file (1 MB).