Top pop from seventeenth-century England. Broadside ballads were single-sheet songs that sold for a penny a piece. This website concentrates on over 100 resoundingly successful examples that you can investigate through recordings, images and a wealth of other materials. Whether you are interested in music, art, love, gender, tragedy, politics, family life, crime, history, humour or death, you will find something to engage you here. See also User’s Guide.

Woman With Fan   Bodleian Library, Oxford University   National Library Of Scotland  

Showing 1 to 3 of 3

36 A Courtly new ballad of the Princely wooing of the/ fair Maid of London by King Edward [Euing 51]
58 An excellent Ballad, Intituled, the unfortunate love of a Lancashire Gentleman,/ and the hard fortune of a fair young Bride [Euing 80]
105 The New Courtier [Bodleian Wood E25 (89)]