Prostitutes


Elizabeth Cresswell

Elizabeth Cresswell (c. 1625 – c. 1698), also known as Mother Creswell and Madam Cresswell of Clerkenwell, was one of the most successful prostitutes and brothel keepers in 17th-century England.

Elizabeth Needham

Elizabeth Needham (d. 1731), also known as Mother Needham, was an English procuress and brothel-keeper in 18th-century London.

Harris’s List of Covent Garden Ladies

Harris’s List of Covent Garden Ladies, published from 1757 to 1795, was an annual directory of prostitutes then working in Georgian London.

Sally Salisbury

Sally Salisbury (c.1692 – 1724) was a prostitute in early 18th-century London, celebrated for her beauty and wit. She achieved notoriety after stabbing one of her aristocratic clients.