Christ.r Love.AEtat: 35:
Engraving. Plate 108 x 82mm. 4¼ x 3¼". Small crease lower left-hand corner.
Christopher Love (1618-1651) wearing a skull-cap and gown, and holding a book; curtain and pillar in the background. Frontispiece to his "Soul's Cordiall" of 1653. He was a Welsh Protestant preacher and advocate of Presbyterianism at the time of the English Civil War. In 1651 he was executed by the government, after it was discovered that he had been in correspondence with the exiled Stuart court. He went his his death as a hero and martyr of the Presbyterian faction which had petitioned in vain for his pardon.
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