Prostitution in Late Elizabethan London: The Case of Mary Newborough

Ungerer, Gustav
January 2002
Medieval & Renaissance Drama in England;2002, Vol. 15, p138
Literary Criticism
The article focuses on the life of prostitute Mary Newborough and prostitution in London, England during Elizabethan times. The career of Newborough is examined based on the available records found concerning this period. Newborough's marriage to a gentleman turned criminal, George Newborough, of Berkley in Somerset, England, marked the beginning of her career. Details are given for her associations with Eleanor Dethick, or Mrs. Windsor, the Bridewell scandal of 1602 and her repentance.


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