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The Mitred Champion: or, The Church Militant

  • Object type

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  • Title (object)

    • The Mitred Champion: or, The Church Militant
  • Description

    Photographic reproduction of a satire on Thomas Herring, Archbishop of York and the enthusiasm with which he raised money and volunteers to resist the Jacobite rising, showing him dressed partly as a bishop and partly as an army officer, his clerical robe tucked up round his waist, holding a sword and wearing long gaiters. He wears an officer's coat, and a cocked lace edged hat instead of his mitre, which lies on the ground at his feet beside an open book. Behind him march a body of clergymen similarly dressed, one of whom carries the Royal Standard, two others carry swords, one saying 'King George & ye Church of England for ever'. Herring proclaims 'Religion! Liberty! My Country!'


  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1745 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 268 millimetres (sheet)
    • Width: 179 millimetres (sheet)
    • Height: 216 millimetres (image)
    • Width: 171 millimetres (image)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with captions in the image, the title above and twenty lines of verse below the image 'When bold Rebellion Armd by Spain & France ... While Herring can his Sword & Eloquence employ'.
  • Curator's comments

    See also BM Satires 2635

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 2634 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Satires British Stephens series)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Jacobite Rebellion
  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    A photograph made from a caricature in the collection of Mr Gardner (see 1871,0610.472 to 483)

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


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