Skip to Content

Work

John Laurence suffers martyrdom

Contributing Institution
Description
  • In anticipation of his imminent execution, Laurence raises his arms. Soldiers bring faggots for the fire and children observe, while other soldiers observe from the rear. The martyrdom occurs at Colchester in Essex. Foxe praises the children for praying for Laurence and attributes such a response to the "godly" instruction of their parents. See also "Martyr burns in an iron chair" in this collection. This woodcut appears in the second (1570), third (1576), and fourth (1583) editions. Luborsky and Ingram 11223/64. JPEG file (3.95 MB).
Subject
Place
Time Period
In Collection:
Format (Digital)
Type
Rights
  • Copyright Not Evaluated. The copyright and related rights status of this Item has not been evaluated. Please refer to the organization that has made the Item available for more information. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. https://rightsstatements.org/vocab/CNE/1.0/