English Ballads dataset

This dataset represents the complete descriptive metadata for English ballads, a digitised collection of broadside ballads, mostly printed in England in the 19th century. Topics range from courtship, crime, disasters and emigration to fashion, theatre, politics, laments sports and old age. The collection also contains ballads on Scotland and Ireland and is part of the Crawford Collections on deposit from the Balcarres Heritage Trust.

Number of records:  2,432
Published:   19/12/2016
Updated:   14/06/2017
Creator:National Library of Scotland