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Above, a dagger is thrown in the direction of a priest on a platform; below, monks pointing at and showing signs of distress at the sight of a cat hung in a priest's habit. Engraving with etching, 1812.
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Above, a dagger is thrown in the direction of a priest on a platform; below, monks pointing at and showing signs of distress at the sight of a cat hung in a priest's habit. Engraving with etching, 1812., result 1 of 1

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Above, a dagger is thrown in the direction of a priest on a platform; below, monks pointing at and showing signs of distress at the sight of a cat hung in a priest's habit. Engraving with etching, 1812.
Work Type
Etchings. Engravings.
Date
6 March 1812
Material
etching, with engraving ;
Measurements
image 29 x 18 cm
Description
1 print :
Gilbert Bourne or Bourn is described as a canon of St Paul's cathedral who, after the execution of Lady Jane Grey in 1554, prayed for her in public: "On 13 August 1553, less than a month after Mary I's accession, Bourne was almost killed when he preached a sermon at Paul's Cross, denouncing the protestant changes of Edward VI's reign, and singing the praises of Bonner, deprived of the bishopric of London in 1549, but soon to be restored. The crowd that gathered to hear Bourne's sermon became so angry with his remarks that they began to riot, and someone threw a dagger at Bourne that narrowly missed its target" (Oxford dictionary of national biography, s.v. Bourne)
A dagger thrown at Bourn while preaching at Pauls Cross in 1553. The Papists alarmed on finding a cat habited like a monk suspended on gallows in Cheapside.
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