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EVIL DOINGS OF THE REV. EDWARD FINCH, 1641.

EVIL DOINGS OF THE REV. EDWARD FINCH, 1641.

Anne Askew (married name Anne Kyme), 1520/1521–16 July 1546) was an English poet & Protestant who was condemned as a heretic. She is the only woman on record known to have been both tortured in the Tower of London & burnt at the stake. She is also one of the earliest female poets to compose in the English language and the first Englishwoman to demand a divorce (especially, as an innocent party on scriptural grounds). Image: Woodcut of the burning of Anne Askew, for heresy, at Smithfield in…

Anne Askew (married name Anne Kyme), 1520/1521–16 July 1546) was an English poet & Protestant who was condemned as a heretic. She is the only woman on record known to have been both tortured in the Tower of London & burnt at the stake. She is also one of the earliest female poets to compose in the English language and the first Englishwoman to demand a divorce (especially, as an innocent party on scriptural grounds). Image: Woodcut of the burning of Anne Askew, for heresy, at Smithfield in…

Samuel Pepys’ Cries Of London. Early 17th century. Looks very similar to the St Bridget's coif worn during the Middle Ages.

Samuel Pepys’ Cries Of London. Early 17th century. Looks very similar to the St Bridget's coif worn during the Middle Ages.

A pamplet illustration of the execution of Browne Bushell for betraying Scarborough Castle to the royalists in March 1643

A pamplet illustration of the execution of Browne Bushell for betraying Scarborough Castle to the royalists in March 1643

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