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Record Number: 12090


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The only books I remember seeing as a small child were an old copy of Foxe's "Book of Martyrs" and one of the Bible, including the Apocrypha, brought out of their hiding-places on Sunday evenings at Spitalfields to amuse the child with pictures, for both were illustrated - the "Book of Martyrs" with realistic engravings of the horrible tortures inflicted on the faithful Protestant. "Bel and the Dragon" in the Bible, too, was a favourite picture.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1852 and 31 Dec 1870

Country:

England

Time

evening: Sunday evenings

Place:

city: London, Spitalfields
location in dwelling: at home

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Thomas Okey

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1852

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

The Bible

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

illustrated

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

12090

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Okey

Editor:

n/a

Title:

A basketful of memories: An autobiographical sketch

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1930

Vol:

n/a

Page:

18

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Okey, A basketful of memories: An autobiographical sketch (London, 1930), p. 18, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12090, accessed: 05 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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