- Take a look at the Bodleian Library’s Ballads Online, a database containing images and catalogue records of printed ballads from Bodleian and other collections.
- Click on any of the ballad titles on the Browse list
- Read some of the lyrics from the ballads
- Having explored some of these ballads, consider in the comments section below, the reasons why you think ballads were printed so cheaply.
Dr Elizabethanne Boran, Librarian, The Edward Worth Library, Dublin.
The History of the Book in the Early Modern Period: 1450 to 1800
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