The following ballad was published as a broadside (complete with heroic woodcut of the armoured and mounted king) in London in 1590, after Henri IV's victory at the battle of Ivry. Our thanks to Alessandro il Racontore for finding it in the microfilm archive of the British museum and entering it for us. Some sections are unreadable, these are indicated by ellipses (...) and enclosed in brackets ( [ ] ).

An excellent Ditty made vpon the great victory,

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