Van Braght's account concludes, "This account we have chiefly taken from Hans Knevel's own letter, which he wrote at Antwerp from prison to his dear brother Steven Jansz Dilburgh and his wife Leentjen at Hamburg, in which he communicates at length the firm foundation of his faith and living hope in God's grace and blessed promises." Van Braght mentions 1572 as the year of his death, but according to P. Génard, who studied the documents, no Anabaptist martyr was put to death at Antwerp in 1572. But Genard found a large number of victims put to death in 1573 who are not found in the Martyrs' Mirror. Hans Knevel may be identical either with Hans der Weduwe or Hans van Munstdorp (Manstrop), both burned at the stake on 17 February 1573.
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