File:Atherton, John (1598-1640) & Childe, John (16 -1640) - 1641.jpg

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Artist Unknown
Title The shameful ende of Bishop Atherton and his Proctor Iohn Childe
Description
English: John Atherton (1598-1640) (left) and John Childe (16xx-1640) (right), from the title page of the anonymous booklet The shameful ende of Bishop Atherton and his Proctor Iohn Childe, published in 1641). John Atherton, Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, was hanged for sodomy under a law that he had helped to institute. His lover was John Childe, his steward and tithe proctor, also hanged.
Italiano: John Atherton (1598-1640) (a sinistra) e John Childe (16xx-1640) (a destra), ritratti sul frontespizio del pamphlet anonimo The shameful ende of Bishop Atherton and his Proctor Iohn Childe, edito nel 1641. John Atherton, vescovo anglicano di Waterford and Lismore, fu impiccato (come si usava in Gran Bretagna) per sodomia, in base ad una legge che aveva contribuito a far approvare. Il suo amante John Childe fu impiccato assieme a lui.
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Medium woodcut
Inscriptions The shameful ende of Bishop Atherton and his Proctor Iohn Childe
Source/Photographer Louis Crompton: Homosexuality & Civilization, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London, England 2003.

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current12:03, 19 March 2006Thumbnail for version as of 12:03, 19 March 2006381 × 493 (94 KB)G.dallorto* John Atherton (1598-1640) (left) and John Childe (16 -1640) (right), from the title page of the anonymous booklet ''The shameful ende of Bishop Atherton and his Proctor Iohn Childe'', published in 1641). John Atherton, Bishop of Waterford and L

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