Capt. John Bastwick Dr. of Physick.Vol.1. P.199.
Engraving, with large margins. Plate 172 x 96mm. 6¾ x 3¾".
John Bastwick (1593-1654) was an English Puritan physician and controversial writer. He left Emmanuel College, Cambridge by left the universiety without a degree. He travelled and served for a time as a soldier, probably in the Dutch army. He then studied medicine abroad, and took the degree of M.D. at Padua. In 1623 he returned to England, and settled in Colchester where he practises as a physician. As a writer he was a Latin stylist and began a career as controversial with Latin works. In 1634 he published in the Netherlands two anti-Catholic Latin treatises 'Elenchus Religionis Papisticae'. In 1637 he produced in English the four parts of his 'Letanie of Dr. John Bastwicke', in which bishops were denounced as the enemies of God and the tail of The Beast; he was summoned before the Star Chamber for his publication. He then was imprisoned until his release was ordered in 1640 by the Long Parliament. In 1642, as the First English Civil War broke out, Bastwick was a captain of the Leicester trained bands, and was taken prisoner by the royalists and sent prisoner to York. Plate to "Ward's History of the Rebellion, 1713".
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