Presentation on theme: "Early Modern Sussex: An Exhibition. Religious change in Sussex The economy of early modern Sussex Strange tales and literary Sussex County society and."— Presentation transcript:
West Grinstead Top: Relics of Francis Bell (executed 1643). Possibly warning or sanctus bell. Travelling chalice, base and cup unscrew to enable concealment and transport. Attributed to Bell. 16 th /17 th century chalice Altar stone, again, part of ‘kit’ for recusant priests travelling between communities.
Firebacks, Priest’s House, West Hoathley Left: Wealden Fireback. Three initials may suggest a couple, possibly to commemorate or celebrate a marriage. Right: Flemish or Flemish-inspired 17 th century fireback.
16 th century Wealden firebacks Left: Scissors possibly indicates trade of owner or a re-usable pattern. Right: Hand-imprint may be a mistake made during molding process.
Political or commemorative firebacks Left: Commemoration of the defeat of the Armada (16 th century). Right: Suggestions that this 17 th century piece is a protest against the Cromwell regime. (Anne of Cleves House)
More politics Left: Charles I (English, 17 th century). Right: Two cavaliers holding pikes. Possibly based on German model (English, 17 th century). (Anne of Cleves House)
Top left: Abraham and Isaac (Flemish or Dutch, 17 th century) Top right: King David (Flemish or Dutch, 1667) Bottom left: Book of Esther (Germany, 17 th century) Bottom right: Christ and the woman of Samaria (Flemish or Dutch, 17 th – 18 th c)
Religious firebacks Possibly pre- Reformation fireback. See also Hastings Museum and Art Gallery for ‘The Three Children’, scene from the Book of Daniel.
Acts and Monuments (1563, 1570) Probable imported woodblock, as with Farrar/Carver illustration, used in conjunction with two different narrative. In the 1563 and 1570 editions, it illustrates the deaths of Simon Miller and Elizabeth Cooper at Norwich. In the 1583 edition, it now illustrates the deaths of Gouch and Driver’s wife. There are no images of Miller and Cooper in the 1583 edition.
Left: Farrar’s death is illustrated with this image in the 1570, 1576 and 1583 editions, replacing the original image used in 1563. Right: Carver’s image, used in 1570, 1576 and 1583, is the same image as Farrar (obviously).
Left: Burning of 10 martyrs at Lewes (22 nd June 1557, date of Woodman’s execution), found in 1570, 1576 and 1583 editions of Foxe. Right: The Martyrs Fireback
Richard Woodman John Trewe Edmund Gage Bradford and Philpot Edmund Bonner Alban Langdale Anthony Browne, Viscount Montague Ralph Hogge Peter Baude Margaret Henslowe Philip Henslowe Edward Alleyn Arthur Langsworth Culpepper Ashburnham Charles I Constance Donne John Donne Henry King Christopherson Other Sussex Martyrs? Other Sussex Protestants? European Protestantism?