Madame Creswell: 1688
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Madame Creswell: 1688

Marcellus Laroon

© Museum of London

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A print of Madame Creswell, entitled, 'Madame Creswell/Une Maquerelle/Vecchie rufiana, and numbered 52, from The Cryes of the City of London.

Madame Creswell was one of the most notorious brothel-keepers of the late 17th century. Her success allowed to her to maintain two houses in the city and one in the country, at Camberwell. Due to her political sympathies, not to mention her client list, Creswell had considerable influence. She counted no less a person than the Chamberlain of London amongst her friends.




1688 AD - 1688 AD

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