The Italian influence on dance in the court of Elizabeth I

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  • Dance -- England -- History -- 16th century,
  • Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth, 1558-1603

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Statementby Kenneth Richard Aldrich.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Paginationvii, 132 leaves.
Number of Pages132
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13552301M
OCLC/WorldCa8378104

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