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✄ Christine ⚓ Leaming ♏

Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, “The Little Foot Page,” based on the story of Burd Helen, a tragic heroine from Scottish balladry, who dressed as a boy page to follow her cruel lover on foot while he rode on horseback. After bearing him a child, she was finally acknowledged by him and they married. Here she is shown secretly doffing her female attire and cutting her long hair, in preparation for her journey.

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