The description of the poisoning of king Iohn by a monke of Swinstead abbey in Lincolnshire.
Engraving. 204 x 255mm (8 x 10"). Trimmed and laid on sheet.
Representation of the poisoning of King John; showing the monk poisoning the drink that leads to the death of the King. King John (1166-1216) fell ill in 1216 and died at Newark Castle. Numerous, probably fictitious, accounts circulated claiming that he was killed by poisoned ale or poisoined plums. From a copy of 'Acts and Monuments' ('Book of Martyrs') by John Foxe.
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