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Reference:5605 Murder of Sir Edmundbury Godfrey, 1678

Bust of Godfrey to right, being strangled with his own cravat.

A prostrate figure being strangled by a figure leaning over him.

Edge lettered.

By George Bower.

Silver. 39 mm.

Condition: Nearly Extremely Fine


Sir Edmundbury Godfrey (1621-78) Justice of the Peace for Westminster, heard the deposition of Titus Oates and was considered active in counteracting the schemes of the Papal party. Godfrey was found dead im mysterious circumstances on Primrose Hill, north London, Catholics having been credited with his murder.


MI i, 577/247; Eimer 257.