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  • R781wp13w?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: An unclothed man burns at the stake. He raises his arms and positions his palms outward. This woodcut appears twice in the first edition (1563), near Foxe's discussion of the burning of William Sautrey (sig. O5v, p. 142) and "the story of Thomas Rhedon a french man, and a Carmelite friar burnt in Italy" (sig. Kk6v, p. 360). It does not appear in the third (1576) and fourth (1583) editions. Luborsky and Ingram 11222/5, 11223/5. JPEG file (547 KB).
  • Ff365c29k?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: Badby ("Lorde Iesus Christ helpe me." ["Lord Jesus Christ help me"]) stands waist-high in a flaming barrel, and workers tend the fire. Two richly dressed figures direct the execution from horseback and converse with Badby. Soldiers and civilians stand by. This woodcut appears in the first through fourth editions (1563, 1570, 1576, and 1583). Luborsky and Ingram 11222/6, 11223/6. JPEG file (979 KB).
  • Rj430b029?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: An unclothed man burns at the stake. He raises his arms and positions his palms outward. This woodcut appears once in the second edition (1570) to illustrate the burning of William Sawtre (sig. Hh3v, p. 618). It does not appear in the third (1576) and fourth (1583) editions. Luborsky and Ingram 11222/5, 11223/5. JPEG file (547 KB).
  • 1j92gf05t?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: "The description of the horrible Burning of Iohn [John] Badby, and how he was used at his death." Badby pleads, "Mercy Lord Iesus [Jesus] Christ mercy" (in earlier editions he says, "Lord Iesus [Jesus] Christ helpe [help] me"), as he is boiled in a barrel while workers stoke the fire beneath him. According to Foxe’s text surrounding this image, a procession of the Sacrament of God’s Body, preceded by men with torches and led by the Prior of St. Bartholomew in Smithfield, passes by the scene, while others, including a prince (the king’s eldest son) and a bishop, look on. Several buildings are present in the background which do not appear in earlier editions. Revised version of Luborsky and Ingram 11222/6 and 11223/6, which appear in all four early English editions (1563, 1570, 1576, 1583). JPEG file (455 KB).
  • 08612v42b?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: Jerome (Girolamo Savonarola, an Italian monk) and his two companions, barefoot and wearing long robes, hang chained to the gallows and are engulfed in flames. Revised version of Luborsky and Ingram 11223/21, which appears in the second (1570), third (1576), and fourth (1583) early English editions. JPEG file (461 KB).
  • H989r969s?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: Oldcastle hangs chained from a gallows and suspended over a burning pyre. Workers tend the fire, and a supervisor leads his horse nearby. A large crowd of civilians, clerics, and monks observes; some of these figures express alarm, and others express mockery. This woodcut appears in the first through fourth editions (1563, 1570, 1576, and 1583). Luborsky and Ingram 11222/10, 11223/13. JPEG file (1.06 MB).
  • 8p58pk652?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: The obverse of this medal presents the right side of Hus's face in profile ("Credo unam esse ecclesiam sanctam Catholicam. Io. Hus Anno A. Christo [condem]nato 1415" ["I believe there is one holy Catholic church. John Hus, convicted in the year of Christ 1415"]). The reverse depicts Jerome tied to a stake and surrounded by faggots ("Centum revolutis annis Deo respondebitis et mihi. Hieronim[us] Anno A. Cristo [condem]natus 1416" ["You all will answer to God and me in one hundred returning years. Jerome, convicted in the year of Christ 1416"]). The center of the reverse contains the word "co[n]demnatus" ["convicted"]. Hus and Jerome appear on the medal as two prophets, sent by God against the papacy. According to Foxe, Jerome prophesied prior to his death that God would hold Rome accountable one hundred years following Jerome's martyrdom. Foxe interprets Jerome's statement as predicting the arrival of Martin Luther a century later. These paired woodcuts appear twice the second (1570), third (1576), and fourth (1583) editions. Luborsky and Ingram 11223/22, 11223/23. JPEG file (2.74 MB).
  • 8g84mt43g?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: Girolamo Savonarola, the zealous Dominican friar and Italian proto-reformer, and two others hang barefoot from a gallows. The martyrs are suspended from the neck by ropes and from the waist by chains. A fire burns beneath them. This woodcut appears in the second (1570), third (1576), and fourth (1583) editions. Luborsky and Ingram 11223/21. JPEG file (3.62 MB).
  • Z316q736j?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: COMMENTARII RERVM IN ECCLESIA GEstarum, maximarumq[ue], per totam Europam, persecutionum, a Vuicleui temporibus ad hanc usq[ue] ætate[m] descriptio. Liber primus. Autore Ioanne Foxo Anglo. HIIS IN CALCE ACCESSErunt Aphorismi Ioannis Vuicleui, cum collectaneis quibusdam, Reginaldi Pecoki Episcopi Cicestrensis. Item, Opistographia quædam ad Oxonienses. ARGENTORATI Excudebat Vuendelinus Rihelius Anno M.D. LIIII. [Commentary of matters happening in the church and a description of great persecution throughout all of Europe from the time of Wycliffe to this age. Book one. By the author John Foxe Englishman. Added to these in the end are the Aphorisms of John Wycliffe with a collection of certain writings by Reginald Pecock, Bishop of Chichester. Also, a postscript to men of Oxford. Wendelin Rihel imprinted in Strasbourg in the year 1554]. No Luborsky and Ingram #. JPEG file (2.85 MB).
  • 8p58pk64s?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: Two sets of Lollard martyrs hang over flames, from two separate gallows, while soldiers tend the fire under each gallows. A man on horseback directs the execution, which occurs during the first year of the reign of King Henry V (1413). This woodcut appears in the second (1570), third (1576), and fourth (1583) editions. Luborsky and Ingram 11223/8. JPEG file (3.94 MB).