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.

White, William   Millet, Elizabeth  

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9 A Lamentable Ballad of the Ladies Fall [Roxburghe 3.148-49]
22 The Spanish Ladies Love [Euing 340]
34 The Brides Buriall [Roxburghe 1.59]
36 A Courtly new ballad of the Princely wooing of the/ fair Maid of London by King Edward [Euing 51]
41 The Woful Lamentation of Mistris Jane Shore, a Goldsmiths Wife/ in London, sometime King Edward the Fourth's Concubine [Euing 394]
76 Saint Georges commendation to all Souldiers [Pepys 1.87]