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date: 24 February 2020

Elderton, Williamlocked

(d. in or before 1592)
  • Elizabeth Goldring


Elderton, William (d. in or before 1592), ballad writer, is of unknown origins. Although he and his ballads were well known in Elizabethan England—Elderton's name appears in the records of the privy council, as well as in the writings of numerous contemporary poets and dramatists—very little is known of his life, save for the fact that, as ...

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E. Arber, ed., , 5 vols. (1875–94)