Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1623 and 1661


London Printed for F. Grove on Snow-hill


Ballad - Roud Number: 3955

Title: Robin Hood and the bishop. Shewing How Robin Hood went to an old Womans house and changed Cloaths with her to scape from the Bishop; and how he robbed the Bishop of all his Gold, and made him sing a Mass

First Line: Come gentlemen all, and listen a while

Tune: Robin Hood and the stranger


ESTC: R182767

Subjects:  Robin Hood (legendary character)

Themes:  Clergy

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
82A(ROBIN HOOD): Male literary characters (with NAME)
46C131: Riding a horse, ass, or mule; rider, horseman
25H15: Forest, wood
31AA231: Standing figure - AA - female human figure
45C14(HALBERD): Helved weapons, polearms (for striking, hacking, thrusting): halberd
45C19(SHIELD): Protective weapons: shield
31B6235(+82): Speaking (+ female (human being) (not to be used where -AA- is prescribed))
47H311: Distaff

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46B311: Coin
45C15: Archer's weapons
82A(ROBIN HOOD): Male literary characters (with NAME)
25H15: Forest, wood
44G522: Robbery
44G3121: Prisoner with hands bound


Shelfmark: Wood 401(11)

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