De edele Mevrouwe Margareta Middelton wort op den 24 Meert 1586 [...]
Engraving, 17th century watermark; sheet 280 x 185mm (11 x 7¼"). Cut; pinhole through centre. Rare.
Margaret Clitherow (1552/3-1586), Roman Catholic martyr, shown here shortly before her execution. Born Margaret Middleton in York, she married John Clitherow in 1571 and converted to Catholicism in around 1574, although her husband remained a Protestant. Clitherow was imprisoned several times for her nonconformist behaviour, culminating in her arrest in 1586 charged with harbouring clergy. Clitherow refused trial by jury and as a result, she was taken to the toll-booth on Ouse Bridge in York and pressed to death under 7 or 8 hundredweight. Clitherow was beatified in 1929 and canonized in 1970. A relic is held at the Bar Convent in York. Engraved after a design by Justus van Egmont (1601-74), Flemish painter and tapestry designer who collaborated with Rubens.
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