1st Edition

The Elizabethan Underworld - a collection of Tudor and Early Stuart Tracts and Ballads
Previously published 1930 and 1965




ISBN 9780415286763
Published July 19, 2002 by Routledge
626 Pages

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Book Description

The Elizabethan Underworld collects together sixteen of the more important tracts from the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries dealing with the lives and misdoings of thieves, rogues, and tricksters. For the most part the original authors were men of experience - watchmen, constables and those who drifted into the London underworld and learnt its tricks. A thorough introduction contributes a full historical background and outlines contemporary social contexts.