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John Denley burns at the stake

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  • Observed by a crowd of soldiers, John Denley suffers martyrdom. As Denley raises his arms upward and sings a Psalm, Dr. John Story (xylographically identified as "D. Stori"), an ecclesiastical commissioner under Queen Mary, orders a worker to hurl a faggot at the martyr. According to Foxe, Denley ceases to sing after he receives the blow, and Story remarks, "Truly, thou hast marred a good old song." Denley is fully clothed. The martyrdom occurs at Uxbridge. This woodcut appears in the second (1570), third (1576), and fourth (1583) editions. Luborsky and Ingram 11223/74. JPEG file (3.79 MB).
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