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John Laurence suffers martyrdom

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  • 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).
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