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A Reference to Tyburn in 1582 (from Beinecke Library, Yale University MS. Osborn a18)

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Title

A Reference to Tyburn in 1582 (from Beinecke Library, Yale University MS. Osborn a18)

Subject

Tyburn

Description

On f. 18v (not pictured) it reads: "A verry tratoroos Worke pretended to bee the answers to Peyres Plowman to the prynted interrogatores of alleageaunce. Butt in treuthe a Waye to instruct papists how to answer tratorooslye & defende the trators for Martyrs that dyed at Tyburne in August 1582." This passage refers to the period of time after the Reformation during which Catholics, or "Papists," were persecuted for defending their faith. While not a medieval reference, the passage does demonstrate how prevalent and ominous Tyburn became as an execution site.

Source

A Consolatorye Letter to a Traitor Neare Ye Gallowes Founde At Bellamyes At Uxenden : Peers Plowghman Hys Answer to the Doctours Interogatoryes, 1582 May 27.

Date

1582

Contributor

Kristen Gendron

Type

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Original Format

Manuscript page

Physical Dimensions

21 cm X 15 cm

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Citation

“A Reference to Tyburn in 1582 (from Beinecke Library, Yale University MS. Osborn a18),” Medieval London, accessed November 20, 2017, http://medievallondon.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/148.
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