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        A New Play called Canterburie, 1641

        English School, (17th century). Medium: engraving. Date: 1641. William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury (1573-1645); imprisoned for high treason in 1640, tried in 1644, martyred in 1645; reference to wanting tippets of mens eares refers to Laud's unpopular sentence of having Alexander Leighton's ears cut off (along with a public whipping and branding) for having written Zion's Plea Against Prelacy, which was against the institution of bishops, it is not known if the sentence was actually carried out; Provenance: Private Collection.


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