My authoress. It’s all dreams. Wehlim’s novel proved enormously popular, especially in Puritan households, running to two further editions in its author’s lifetime and more after his death. With its graphic woodcuts and its vivid portrayal of Roman Catholic persecution, the Inquisition and heroic Protestant martyrdom, »Legend of shadows« did much to shape anti-Catholic – particularly anti-Spanish – sentiment in the 16th century and afterwards.