The Discovery of a Gaping Gulf...
Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion
Artist: John Stubbs (c.1543-1591)
Confronting Bodies: The English government of Queen Elizabeth
Dates of Action: 1579
Description of Artwork: The Discoverie of a Gaping Gulf Where into England is Likely to be Swallowed by another French Marriage, 1579: A virulent attack on the proposed marriage of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Anjou.
The Incident: 1579 England-London: The copies of the book were burned in the kitchen stove of Stationer's Hall.
Results of Incident: 1579 England-London: The author was condemned to have his right hand cut off by means of a cleaver driven through the wrist by a mallet. Stubbs thereupon raised his hat with his left hand and cried, "God save the Queen" before fainting followed by 18 months in prison.
Source: Banned Books 387 B.C. to 1978 A.D., by Anne Lyon Haight, and Chandler B. Grannis, R.R. Bowker Co, 1978. [[[Category:Literature]]