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Parker, Martin (fl. 1624-1647), ballad writer

Joad Raymond

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/21326

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Parker, Martin (fl. 1624-1647), ballad writer, is an obscure figure. He was probably a Londoner, as his writings were most closely associated with metropolitan culture, though his stories are populated by northern lasses, and were read throughout England. On 16 January 1629 Parker was brought before the Bridewell governors in ...

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