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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, Ephemera, Woodcut, Illustration, Image
This humorous 17th-century broadside ballad portrays the Master Constable as a self-important busy-body. He is exposed a...
This elaborate Jewish marriage-ring has a delicate pattern of twisted gold threads and bright enamel flowers. The ring f...
This instrument is a scold’s bridle or ‘branks’ used to hurt and humiliate women whose speech or behaviour was thought t...