Michelangelo and the English Martyrs

Author(s): 
Dillon, Anne
ISBN: 
978-0-7546-6447-5
Date published: 
November 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£75.00

This book uses a broadsheet print of the martyrdom of the Cathusians of the London Charterhouse during the reign of Henry VIII as a springboard to investigate several aspects of the Counter Reformation. Through an in-depth investigation of the text and images, Anne Dillon provides a lively account that connects Michelangelo, Cardinal Pole, Mary Tudor and Pope Julius III, and weaves them into a wider discussion of martyrology, polemic and the Catholic community in England and beyond.