Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Early broadsheet comics

This cartoon is a woodblock print; a broadsheet, commissioned in Saxony in 1617 as a souvenir poster to mark a hundred years of the Protestant reformation. It commemorates Luther's 1513 religious manifesto, and in it's attack on the Catholic church, is a preparation for war.
It was covered a couple of days ago as part of BBC Radio 4's "A History of the World in 100 Objects" series.
Listen now : www.bbc.co.uk (it's interesting!)

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