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  • Broadside ballad in 'Praise of Nothing'

    Broadside ballad, Ephemera, Woodcut, Illustration

    This 17th-century ballad called ‘The Praise of Nothing’ takes on the paradoxical task of making something out of nothing...

  • Broadside ballad on the Cruel Shrew

    Broadside ballad, Ephemera, Woodcut, Illustration, Image

    The cruel ‘shrew’, as depicted in this ballad, was a sexist stereotype in 16th- and 17th-century England. At that time, ...

  • Broadside on Popish Plots and Treasons

    Broadside, Ephemera, Print, Illustration, Image

    This broadside celebrates the violent defeat of Catholic plots and treasons in the Protestant reigns of Elizabeth I (15...

  • Elizabeth I’s 1559 speech on her marriage, in Anna...

    Book, Quarto, Engraving, Illustration, Image

    This book is the first English translation of historian William Camden’s account of the reign of Elizabeth I, which was ...

  • Friendship album of Gervasius Fabricius zu Kleshei...

    Friendship album, Book, Quarto, Manuscript, Illustration, Image

    These are illustrations from the friendship album of the student Gervasius Fabricius zu Klesheim of Salzburg, and others...

  • Portrait of Richard Burbage

    Painting, Image

    This is the only known portrait of Richard Burbage (1568–1619), the leading actor in the Lord Chamberlain’s Company, and...

  • Scold's bridle

    Object

    This instrument is a scold’s bridle or ‘branks’ used to hurt and humiliate women whose speech or behaviour was thought t...