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Ballad - Roud Number: 74

Title: Queen Eleanor's confession: shewing how King Henry, with the Earl Martial, [sic] in friars habits came to her, instead of two faiars [sic] from France, which she sent for

First Line: Queen Eleanor was a sick woman


ESTC: T46178

Subjects:  Clifford, Rosamond, d. 1176Eleanor, of Aquitaine, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of England, 1122-1204Marshal, William, Earl of Pembroke, d. 1219

Themes:  ReligionCourt and courtiers

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
11K2: Devils in the form of (fabulous) animals
13A1: Spirit, ghost
41A23: Bedroom
31B11: Sleeping in bed
11K43: Devil or demons attacking mortals
41A7612: Bed with tester
33B41: Kidnapping

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
61BB2(Eleanor, of Aquitaine, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of England, 1122?-1204): Historical person (with NAME) - BB - woman
61BB2(Clifford, Rosamond, d. 1176?): Historical person (with NAME) - BB - woman
44B1511: Queen, empress, etc. (wife of a ruler)
31E23332: Violent death by poison in drink
31AA233: Kneeling figure - AA - female human figure
31B6(+9322): Morphology of human expression (+ commanding)

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