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Interleaving history: an illustrated Book of Common Prayer

A guest post by Whitney Anne Trettien In Henry Fielding’s novel Tom Jones, Partridge and his friends go to see a play. As they watch a man light the upper candles of the playhouse, the predictably inane Partridge cries out, “Look, look, madam, the very picture of the man in the end of the common-prayer book before the gunpowder treason service!” The picture Partridge refers to is most likely this— Guy Fawkes —a widely circulated and often reproduced image of Guy Fawkes sneaking toward the House of Lords, matches and lantern in hand.… Continue Reading