Duke of Norfolk et al. in Greenwich - 1521

from Description of the service at which Henry VIII was declared Defender of the Faith, page 629:

And when his grace had received the sayd Bull and caused it to be redde & published, he went to his chapell to heare Masse accompanied with many nobles of his realme and also with Ambassadors of sundry princes, the Cardinall beyng reuested to syng masse, the ErIe of Essex brought the Bason with water, the duke of Suffolke gave thassay, the duke of Northfolke helde the towell, and so proceded to Masse. And that done gave unto all them that heard the masse cleane remission & blessed the kyng and the Quene and all the people:then was the Bull eftsones declared, and trumpettes blew, the shalmes …   more >>
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Sir Edward Hall, Description of the service at which Henry VIII was declared Defender of the Faith. In Henry Ellis (ed.), The Union of the two noble and illustre famelies of Lancastre and Yorke, by Sir Edward Hall (London, 1809), p. 629. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1392908161426 accessed: 22 November, 2017

location of experience: Greenwich

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Mass at which Henry VIII was declared Defender of the Faith

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Date/Time 1521
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Notes

The service, which was presided over by Wolsey in the King's Chapel, was important in that it celebrated one of the most conspicuous symbols of English Catholicism prior to the Reformation. Wolsey had been negotiating a title for Henry since 1516.


Originally submitted by th4 on Thu, 20 Feb 2014 14:56:01 +0000