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John Bale woodcut from title page of Illustrium maioris Britanniae scriptorum summarium ([Wesel], 1548).

Title page of John Bale’s Illustrium maioris Britanniae scriptorum summarium ([Wesel], 1548).

This is an image of the title page of John Bale’s Illustrium maioris Britanniae scriptorum summarium ([Wesel], 1548), a discursive catalogue of British writers through centuries. Apart from proclaiming the author to be a Suffolk man, the title-page woodcut shows Bale presenting a copy of his book to King Edward, thereby advertising his participation in the Reformist cause.

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