Elinour Rummin,The famous Ale-wife of England.
Slight damage to upper right corner.
The title page and illustration from 'A Biographical History of England' by J Granger, which included the works of John Skelton (c. 1460 - 1529), poet laureat in the reign of King Henry VIII, such as this commemoration of the celebrated 'ale-wife' of England, Eleanor Rummin. She is depicted holding two black tankards of ale to her sides. Underneath is a verse which reads: 'When Skelton wore the Lawrell Crowne, My Ale put all the Ale - wives downe'.
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