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Images from the John Foxe"s Acts and Monuments (the "Book of Martyrs"), Ninth Edition (1684)

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  • William Hunter, naked and with hands clasped and raised as in prayer, stands chained to the stake. A “false prophet,” dressed in a hooded robe, is holding an open book in front of Hunter; Hunter speaks to him: "Away thou False Prophet." Other soldiers tend the fire that is engulfing Hunter while a crowd of civilians and soldiers observes from behind. In earlier editions this martyrdom is illustrated by Luborsky and Ingram 11223/39, which appears three times in the second (1570) early English edition. This is a completely new design not seen in earlier editions. JPEG file (441 KB).
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