Proclaiming the Dead: A Sole-Surviving Groningen Funeral Print

By Forrest Strickland | On 20 November 1615, the University of Groningen gathered to mourn the death of Eggricus Eggaeus Phebens. Phebens’ death was remembered in standard early modern tropes. His life, we are told, was one of piety, temperance, virtue and other laudable qualities. Temperance, honesty and modesty marked Pheben’s academic career: at the […]

The Memory of Grievances Past

By Andrew Pettegree | For Protestantism, France was both the greatest prize and the greatest missed opportunity. For a few heady years in mid-century, it appeared, at least to members of the expanding Calvinist congregations, that the conversion of France was at hand. A decade later these hopes lay in tatters, the dying embers snuffed […]