Oxford DNB Life of the Day -- Madam Cresswell; Pepys contemporary
- Oxford DNB
"Cresswell, Madam (d. c.1698), bawd and brothel keeper, of unknown
origins, was made infamous by the slanders and libels of court wits
and pamphleteers on account both of her prominence in the vice trade
of Restoration London and her whig politics during the exclusion crisis. "