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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...

  • Holinshed's Chronicles, 1577

    Book, Folio, Woodcut, Illustration, Image

    Holinshed’s Chronicles (1577) – often referred to as just ‘Holinshed’ – is a large collaborative work describing England...

  • The Art of Physiognomy by Thomas Hill

    Book, Octavo, Woodcut, Illustration, Image

    A Pleasant History (1613) is Thomas Hill’s treatise on the art of physiognomy, which is founded on the belief that the f...