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Singing the News: Ballads in Mid-Tudor England

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Singing the News : Ballads in Mid-Tudor England. / Hyde, Jenni.

Abingdon : Routledge, 2018. 262 p. (Material Readings in Early Modern Culture).

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Harvard

Hyde, J 2018, Singing the News: Ballads in Mid-Tudor England. Material Readings in Early Modern Culture, Routledge, Abingdon.

APA

Hyde, J. (2018). Singing the News: Ballads in Mid-Tudor England. (Material Readings in Early Modern Culture). Routledge.

Vancouver

Hyde J. Singing the News: Ballads in Mid-Tudor England. Abingdon: Routledge, 2018. 262 p. (Material Readings in Early Modern Culture).

Author

Hyde, Jenni. / Singing the News : Ballads in Mid-Tudor England. Abingdon : Routledge, 2018. 262 p. (Material Readings in Early Modern Culture).

Bibtex

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