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  • Broadside ballad on cuckolds

    Broadside ballad, Ephemera, Woodcut, Illustration, Image

    This 17th-century ballad entitled ‘Cuckolds Haven’ betrays the early modern obsession with cuckolds – men who were depic...

  • Poems by Shakespeare, Donne and others in I. A.'s...

    Manuscript, Book, Duodecimo, Commonplace book Created date: 17th century

    This handwritten collection of poems and prose contains William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 2, as well as works by other Elizab...

  • Works by John Donne and Ben Jonson in the Newcastl...

    Manuscript, Drawing, Illustration, Image Created date: 17th century

    This handwritten volume, known as the Newcastle Manuscript, is an anthology of verse and prose made for Sir William Cave...