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        Title Page for 'Women Will Have their Will: or Give Christmas his Due', published 1648

        English School, (17th century). Medium: woodcut. Date: 1648. A text that lampoons the puritanical ban on Christmas, in place at the time it was published, in the form of a a dialogue between 'Mistress Custom', a victualler's wife in Cripplegate (figure on the left) and 'Mistress New-Come' an army captain's wife 'living in Reformation Alley near destruction street' (puritanical figure on the right). Provenance: British Museum, London, UK.

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