Below are some examples of broadside ballads that have been scanned, listed by their shelfmark. Click on the partial thumbnails to see the full version.
Bonnet So Blue was a popular song printed many times. Here are two versions from the Bodleian Library's Harding collection. Each is adapted for a local market.
Ballads often reflect the conflicts of the day. Here are two ballads about the Jacobite succession and rebellion
The Crimean War engendered both jingoism and outrage at the sufferings of the British soldiers
© Bodleian Library 1999, M. Heaney/T. Lipinski