Michelangelo and the English Martyrs

Author(s): 
Dillon, Anne
ISBN: 
9780754664475
Date published: 
September 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£70.00

This book uses a broadsheet print of the martyrdom of the Cathusians of the London Charterhouse during the reign on 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.