in London - 1377

from Account of a mummery exhibition for the entertainment of Prince Richard, page 148:

In the night one hundred and thirty citizens, disguised and well horsed, in a mummery, with sound of sackbuts, Cornets, Shalmes and other minstrels, and innumerable travel lights of ware, rode from Newgate through Cheape over the Bridge through Southwarke, and so to Kensington beside Lambeth.
cite as

John Stowe, Account of a mummery exhibition for the entertainment of Prince Richard. In A Survey of London (London, 1618), p. 148. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1392911117768 accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: London

Listening to

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Mummery exhibition

Experience Information

Date/Time 1377
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Notes

The event is said to have taken place on the Sunday before Candlemas. The account cannot be taken as an accurate one of 1377.The instruments Stowe mentions would have been familiar to him in the early seventeenth century. The book of Daniel (5) mentions cornett and sackbut which may have led him to believe that the sackbut existed in the fourteenth century.


Originally submitted by th4 on Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:45:17 +0000