The frontispiece to Thomas Cranmer's Catechism (1548), showing Edward enthroned, handing the Bible to his bishops. The text above the woodcut reads 'The Kyng ought to be feared as the roaryng of a Lyon, who so provoketh him unto anger, offendeth against his owne soule' (Proverbs 20:2). And below it: 'Let not the booke of this law depart out of your mouthes. But recorde there in daye and nyghte, that you maye do accordynge to all that is wrytten therin' (Joshua 1:8; Deuteronomy 17:19).

From Kingship and politics in the reign of Edward VI by Stephen Alford

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  • European: 400-1400
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  • Fig. 1 The frontispiece to Thomas Cranmer's Catechism (1548), showing Edward enthroned, handing the Bible to his bishops. The text above the woodcut reads 'The Kyng ought to be feared as the roaryng of a Lyon, who so provoketh him unto anger, offendeth against his owne soule' (Proverbs 20:2). And below it: 'Let not the booke of this law depart out of your mouthes. But recorde there in daye and nyghte, that you maye do accordynge to all that is wrytten therin' (Joshua 1:8; Deuteronomy 17:19).