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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1655 and 1658


Printed for F.C. J.W. T.V. W.G.



Title: The most rare and excellent history of the duchesse of Suffolks calamity

First Line: When God had taken for our sinne

Tune: Queen Dido

Authors:  Deloney, Thomas, 1543-1600


ESTC: R175928

Subjects:  NetherlandsGermanySuffolk, Katharine Willoughby Brandon, duchess of, 1520-1580Bonner, Edmund, bishop, 1500-1569

Themes:  Religious persecution

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46C24(SHIP): Sailing-ship, sailing-boat (with NAME)
46C512: Departure ~ travelling
31E23121: Violent death by burning at the stake; pyre
44G321(STAKE): Instruments of torture, execution or punishment: stake
42A252: Baby in swaddling clothes

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
33B3: Fighting
42A3: Mother and baby or young child
41B21: Open hearth, fire-place
41A3281: Key
31A22611: Blood


Shelfmark: Wood 401(57)

Notes:  On the reverse is a MS note by Wood identifying the Duchess of Suffolk as Catherine, daughter and heir of Lord Willoughby of Eresby, fourth wife of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, and later wife of Richard Bertie and mother of Peregrine Bertie, Lord Willoughby.

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