Anne Askew Burning Uncropped

Woodcut of the burning of Anne Askew

Full woodcut of the burning of Anne Askew and others in 1546. Date of woodcut 1548.

Woodcut of the burning of Anne Askew at Smithfield in 1546 in John Foxe’s Acts and Monuments [1563, 1570, 1576, and 1583 editions]. First appeared in Robert Crowley’s 1548 pamphlet The confutation of .xiii. articles, wherunto N. Shaxton[…]subscribed, printed by or for John Foxe’s printer John Day. Shaxton had recanted and preached at Askew’s burning and he is shown here preaching from the makeshift pulpit near the stake. The illustration closely follows Bale’s description in the Examinations, including the thunderbolt in the clouds.
Date: 1548
Source: The Unabridged Acts and Monuments Online

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