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Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries Description: Two soldiers each drag a man along the ground on his back. The men are bound with rope. The soldier in the foreground raises his rope above his head with his right hand and pulls the Christian by the wrists, while the Christian looks upward. A second soldier drags a second man by the ankles, while that man prays. Both martyrs are dressed in loincloth. Located just to the right of the soldiers, the initials "MD" provide a clue to the designer of "Table of the Ten First Persecutions of the Primitive Church" and other Foxe woodcut illustrations. The same initials appear on "Martyrs burn outside Windsor Castle" in this collection. (Cartouche: "Christians dragged through the streetes.37.78." ["Christians dragged through the streets. 37. 78."]). This woodcut appears on the "Table of the Ten First Persecutions of the Primitive Church" foldout illustration in the second (1570) and fourth (1583) editions. Luborsky and Ingram 11223/1A (detail). JPEG file (595 KB).