The payment to Leicester's players comes between two dated payments: one to a preacher for sermons in the two weeks surrounding Easter (7 April in 1588) and one to the justices at the muster on 14 April. Since the entries in this account seem to follow chronologically we can surmise that Leicester's men were in Reading during Easter week (7–14 April).
The drum entries are not noted here. It seems to have been a regular custom for the drums to be played at the time of the muster.
Record title: Chamberlains' Accounts
Repository location: Reading
The accounting year is Michaelmas to Michaelmas.
1587–8; English; paper; 9 leaves; 766mm x 604mm (except f 2: 766mm x 302mm); modern foliation done twice: half folio not included in first numbering and numbers appear in the top right- hand corner and at the bottom (numbering used includes f 2; ff 7 and 8 written on both sides); repaired and kept in brown paper wrapper.