This Correggio piece has a story behind it of a painter named Parmigiano who risked his life to save the painting. The painting can be found in the Parma Gallery in Italy.

The Madonna and Child with St. Jerome and the Magdalen

This Correggio piece has a story behind it of a painter named Parmigiano who risked his life to save…

This painting by Correggio is one of his more famous pieces depicting Madonna holding Christ in her arms. This painting can be found in the Dresden Gallery

Madonna and Saints

This painting by Correggio is one of his more famous pieces depicting Madonna holding Christ in her…

This painting is by Andrea Mantegna was made for the monks of Santa Maria in Organo of Verona. It can now be found in the Louvre in Paris, Italy.

The Madonna Della Vittoria

This painting is by Andrea Mantegna was made for the monks of Santa Maria in Organo of Verona. It can…

This portrait was painted by Giotto. It is a religious piece that can be found in the Rucellai Chapel in Florence, Italy.

The Madonna Enthroned

This portrait was painted by Giotto. It is a religious piece that can be found in the Rucellai Chapel…

This painting, by Francesco Raibolini, the coloring and soft tones stands out in this piece. After being handed around for many years, the piece can now be found in the Pinakothek in Munich.

The Madonna of the Rose Garden

This painting, by Francesco Raibolini, the coloring and soft tones stands out in this piece. After being…

"Maltese Cross." — Encyclopedia Brittanica, 1893

Maltese Cross

"Maltese Cross." — Encyclopedia Brittanica, 1893

The Martyrs' Memorial is an imposing stone monument positioned at the intersection of St Giles', Magdalen Street and Beaumont Street in Oxford, England just outside Balliol College. It commemorates the 16th-century "Oxford Martyrs". The Oxford Martyrs were tried for heresy in 1555 and subsequently burnt at the stake in Oxford, England, for their religious beliefs and teachings. The three martyrs were the bishops Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley, and the Archbishop Thomas Cranmer.

Martyr's Memorial, Oxford

The Martyrs' Memorial is an imposing stone monument positioned at the intersection of St Giles', Magdalen…

A group of slaves attending a religious prayer meeting.

Prayer Meeting

A group of slaves attending a religious prayer meeting.

Melrose Abbey is a Gothic-style abbey in Melrose, Scotland. It was founded in 1136 by Cistercian monks, on the request of King David I of Scotland. In 1544, as English armies raged across Scotland and badly damaged the Abbey which was never fully repaired.

Melrose Abbey Ruins

Melrose Abbey is a Gothic-style abbey in Melrose, Scotland. It was founded in 1136 by Cistercian monks,…

A missionary standing erect.

Missionary

A missionary standing erect.

(570-632) Arabian prophet and founder of Islam.

Mohammed

(570-632) Arabian prophet and founder of Islam.

The present parish church of St. Peter's at Wearmouth, on the north bank of the River Wear, occupies the ancient priory church building and is one of the oldest churches in Great Britain. The tower dates from Norman times, and doubtless formed part of the building as restored after the Conquest.

Monkwearmouth Church

The present parish church of St. Peter's at Wearmouth, on the north bank of the River Wear, occupies…

A monumental cross from Stradsett church, Norfolk.

Monumental Cross

A monumental cross from Stradsett church, Norfolk.

A monumental cross from Bosbury, Herefordshire.

Monumental Cross

A monumental cross from Bosbury, Herefordshire.

An illustration of the mummy of a sacred bull.

Mummy of Sacred Bull

An illustration of the mummy of a sacred bull.

A painting by Johann Overbeck of St. John as a child.

The Naming of St. John

A painting by Johann Overbeck of St. John as a child.

Various animals entering the Ark built by Noah because of the great flood.

Noah's Ark

Various animals entering the Ark built by Noah because of the great flood.

This painting by Giottois a piece that is considered Christian art. It is hanging in the church of St. Francis at Assisi.

Obedience

This painting by Giottois a piece that is considered Christian art. It is hanging in the church of St.…

An expanded ornamental cross.

Ornamental Cross

An expanded ornamental cross.

Overbeck, (1789-1869) was a neoclassical artist. His pictures were diadactic and he used propaganda in many of his works.

Johann Friedrich Overbeck

Overbeck, (1789-1869) was a neoclassical artist. His pictures were diadactic and he used propaganda…

This painting is by Andrea Mantegna is a good example of how the artist placed the figures in the background. The people seem to flow together in his work. The painting can now be found Hampton Court in Kensington Palace.

Part of the Triumphs of Julius Cesar

This painting is by Andrea Mantegna is a good example of how the artist placed the figures in the background.…

Pope Saint Gregory VII (c. 1020/1025 – May 25, 1085), born Hildebrand of Soana (Italian: Ildebrando di Soana), was pope from April 22, 1073, until his death. One of the great reforming popes, he is perhaps best known for the part he played in the Investiture Controversy, his dispute with Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor affirming the primacy of the papal authority and the new canon law governing the election of the pope by the college of cardinals.

Pope Gregory VII

Pope Saint Gregory VII (c. 1020/1025 – May 25, 1085), born Hildebrand of Soana (Italian: Ildebrando…

Pope Julius II (5 December 1443 – 21 February 1513), born Giuliano della Rovere, was Pope from 1503 to 1513. His reign was marked by an aggressive foreign policy, ambitious building projects, and patronage for the arts.

Pope Julius II

Pope Julius II (5 December 1443 – 21 February 1513), born Giuliano della Rovere, was Pope from…

Pope Leo X, born Giovanni de' Medici (December 11, 1475 – December 1, 1521) was Pope from 1513 to his death. He was the last non-priest to be elected Pope. He is known primarily for the sale of indulgences to reconstruct St. Peter's Basilica and his challenging of Martin Luther's 95 theses. He was the second son of Lorenzo de' Medici, the most famous ruler of the Florentine Republic, and Clarice Orsini. His cousin, Giulio di Giuliano de' Medici, would later succeed him as Pope Clement VII (1523–34).

Pope Leo X

Pope Leo X, born Giovanni de' Medici (December 11, 1475 – December 1, 1521) was Pope from 1513…

Pope Paul III (February 29, 1468 – November 10, 1549), born Alessandro Farnese, was Pope of the Roman Catholic Church from 1534 to his death in 1549. He also called the Council of Trent in 1545. Born in Canino, Latium (then part of the Papal States), Farnese was the oldest son of Pier Luigi Farnese, Signore di Montalto (1435-1487) and wife Giovanna Caetani, descended from the Caetani family, which had also produced Pope Boniface VIII. He was one of the few Popes to have fathered children before his election, by Silvia Ruffini, one of whom, Pier Luigi, he created Duke of Parma. The others were Ranuccio Farnese and Costanza Farnese.

Pope Paul III

Pope Paul III (February 29, 1468 – November 10, 1549), born Alessandro Farnese, was Pope of the…

This painting was one of Giotto's early works.  This painting can be found in the Arena Chapel in Padua.

The Presentation in the Temple

This painting was one of Giotto's early works. This painting can be found in the Arena Chapel in Padua.

An illustration of a Spanish priest.

Spanish Priest

An illustration of a Spanish priest.

A pulpit (from Latin pulpitum "scaffold", "platform", "stage") is a small elevated platform from which a member of the clergy delivers a sermon in a house of worship.

Pulpit

A pulpit (from Latin pulpitum "scaffold", "platform", "stage") is a small elevated platform from which…

A Puritan of 16th and 17th century England was an associate of any number of religious groups advocating for more "purity" of worship and doctrine, as well as personal and group piety. Puritans felt that the English Reformation had not gone far enough, and that the Church of England was tolerant of practices which they associated with the Church of Rome. The word "Puritan" was originally an alternate term for "Cathar" and was a pejorative used to characterize them as extremists similar to the Cathari of France. The Puritans sometimes cooperated with presbyterians, who put forth a number of proposals for "further reformation" in order to keep the Church of England more closely in line with the Reformed Churches on the Continent.

Puritan Costumes

A Puritan of 16th and 17th century England was an associate of any number of religious groups advocating…

A family of the Puritan faith during King James I's reign.

A Puritan Family

A family of the Puritan faith during King James I's reign.

This painting by Correggio used putti or male infants in the painting to give it a mystical appeal. The painting can be found in the Convent of San Paolo in Parma.

Putti

This painting by Correggio used putti or male infants in the painting to give it a mystical appeal.…

A painting by Johann Overbeck. The painting is of Christ rising from the tomb in which he was buried.

The Resurrection

A painting by Johann Overbeck. The painting is of Christ rising from the tomb in which he was buried.

This piece, by Donatello, is a Bas-relief or sculpture of Saint Cecilia. It is now in he posession of Lord Elcho.

Saint Cecilia

This piece, by Donatello, is a Bas-relief or sculpture of Saint Cecilia. It is now in he posession of…

The last appearance of the sangreal.

Sangreal

The last appearance of the sangreal.

Notable is the Saxon church (dedicated to St. Laurence), which may have been founded by St. Aldhelm around 700, and could have been a temporary burial site for King Edward the Martyr. It was re-discovered by Canon Jones in the 19th century, having been used for secular purposes (apparently becoming a house, a school and part of a factory).

St. Aldhelm's Church, Bradfor-on-Avon

Notable is the Saxon church (dedicated to St. Laurence), which may have been founded by St. Aldhelm…

This fresco by Correggio is of St. John sitting and writing next to a black hawk. The fresco can be found hanging over the doorway of San Giovanni Evangelista in Parma.

St. John the Evangelist

This fresco by Correggio is of St. John sitting and writing next to a black hawk. The fresco can be…

The Basilica of St. John Lateran (Italian: Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano) is the cathedral of the church of Rome and the official ecclesiastical seat of the Bishop of Rome, who is the Pope. As the cathedral of the Bishop of Rome, containing the papal throne (Cathedra Romana), it ranks above all other churches in the Roman Catholic Church, even above St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.

St. John's Church, Lateran Palace, Rome

The Basilica of St. John Lateran (Italian: Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano) is the cathedral of…

Famous U.S. clergyman.

David Swing

Famous U.S. clergyman.

An illustration of the temple of Solomon.

Temple of Solomon

An illustration of the temple of Solomon.

This sculpture by the great artist, Donatello, is of a woman holding a child. It is a Bas-relief that is hanging over the alter of a church in Florence, Italy.

Virgin and Child

This sculpture by the great artist, Donatello, is of a woman holding a child. It is a Bas-relief that…

This painting, by Francesco Raibolini, represents what the Depositon of Christ represents. The only difference is that there are two angels instead of two saints. It can now be found in the National Gallery in Washington D.C.

The Virgin and Two Angels Weeping over the Dead Body of Christ

This painting, by Francesco Raibolini, represents what the Depositon of Christ represents. The only…

This painting, by Francesco Raibolini, is considered one of the first pieces that became popular. It can now be found in the Pinacoteca in Bologna.

The Virgin Enthroned with Saints

This painting, by Francesco Raibolini, is considered one of the first pieces that became popular. It…

Thomas Wilson (20 December 1663 – 7 March 1755) was Anglican Bishop of Sodor and Man between 1697 and 1755. When he came to the Isle of Man, he found the buildings of the diocese in a ruinous condition. The building of new churches was one of his first acts, and he eventually rebuilt most of the churches of the diocese along with establishing public libraries. Wilson worked to restore ecclesiastical discipline on the island, although he clashed with civil authorities partly because of the reduction of revenue from Wilson mitigating fines in the spiritual court.

Bishop Thomas Wilson

Thomas Wilson (20 December 1663 – 7 March 1755) was Anglican Bishop of Sodor and Man between 1697…

"The gable cross of Washburn Chirch in Worcestershire." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Worcestershire

"The gable cross of Washburn Chirch in Worcestershire." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893