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A Fête at Bermondsey, c. 1570 (oil on panel), Gheeraerts, Marcus, the Elder (c. 1520-90) / Hatfield House, Hertfordshire, UK / Bridgeman Images

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Staffordshire, Tutbury, 1629

Revised Regulations Governing the Minstrels' Court

TNA: DL 41/597, item [c]

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Orders made and sett downe by the Right honorable Edwarde Lord Newbrough Chauncelor <…> Maiesties Duchy of Lancaster and the Counsell of his Maiesties honorable Courte of the Duchy Chamber the (blank) in the fifte yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles by the grace of God kinge of England Scotland ff<…> and Ireland defender of the Faith &c for the better orderinge and governinge of his Maiesties Courte called the Minstrells courte now <…> from the time whereof the memory of man is not to the contrary yearely holden at Tutburye vpon the morrowe after the feaste of the as<…>tion of our Lady St Mary the virgin and of the Musitians and minstrells within the Counties of Stafford & Derbie which doe owe suite to the same Courte.