Medieval London

The Martyrdom of Edmund Campion, Alexander Briant and Ralph Sherwin (with Tyburn Tree in the background, 1584)

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Title

The Martyrdom of Edmund Campion, Alexander Briant and Ralph Sherwin (with Tyburn Tree in the background, 1584)

Subject

Tyburn

Description

This image depicts the infamous Tyburn Tree, location of mass executions in the Tudor age. Convicted criminals could be hung from any of the three sides of the triangular structure, allowing multiple hangings simultaneously.

Creator

Engraving by Giovanni Cavallieri after Niccolò Circignani from Ecclesiae Anglicanae Trophaea (Rome 1584)

Date

1584

Contributor

Kristen Gendron

Rights

Stonyhurst Collections
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Type

Still Image

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Original Format

Engraving

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Citation

Engraving by Giovanni Cavallieri after Niccolò Circignani from Ecclesiae Anglicanae Trophaea (Rome 1584), “The Martyrdom of Edmund Campion, Alexander Briant and Ralph Sherwin (with Tyburn Tree in the background, 1584),” Medieval London, accessed September 23, 2017, http://medievallondon.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/165.
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