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        A True Description of the Racking and Cruell Handling of Cuthbert Simson in the Tower, from 'Acts and Monuments' by John Foxe

        English School, (16th century). Medium: woodcut. Date: 16th Century. Illustration from Foxe's Book of Martyrs, first published in 1563; Simson was a Protestant Minister tortured for heresy during the reign of Mary I (1553-58); later he was burnt at Smithfield; Provenance: Private Collection.

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