Folk Play Distribution Map: Room, room, brave gallant boys, come give us room to rhyme

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Click on the markers for information about the script(s).

Question Marks indicate uncertain or special locations.
Versions of this map: Interactive Google Map Static Google Map Outline Map
red rume rume galants rume give me a rume to rime 1785-1789
fuchsia we are come to show our activity in christmas time 1803-1818
1. Omit known composite scripts prepared by literary authors
2. Omit chapbooks, broadsides & commercial texts


This map is an improved version of one that appeared in my PhD thesis (Millington, 2002, p.268, Map 9). In this version, generated by the Scripts Explorer, the markers coloured, whereas the original map was in monochrome. The scripts database has also grown slightly since 2002 (Millington, 1994-2006).

It was one of two maps used to illustrate an apparent relationship between scripts of the Cotswold and Irish groups.

Peter Millington


Peter Millington (1994-2006) Historical Database of Folk Play Scripts
Internet URL:, 1999-2006, accessed 27th Jun.2009

Peter Millington (2002) The Origins and Development of English Folk Plays
PhD Thesis, University of Sheffield, May 2002     [Full Text PDF - 2.7MB]

This map was generated from the Folk Play Scripts Explorer.
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