John Evelyn in Whitehall - 18 December, 1685

from Diary of John Evelyn, 18 December 1685, page 297:

[December] 18 I dind at the greate entertainement his Majestie gave the Venetian Ambassadors Signors Zenno & Justiniani, accompanied with 10 more Noble Venetians of their most illustrious families Cornaro, Maccenigo &c, who came to Congratulate their Majesties coming to the Crowne &c: The dinner was one of the most magnificent & plentifull that I have ever seene, at 4 severall Tables with Music, Trumpets, Ketle-drums which sounded spon a whistle at every health:
cite as

John Evelyn, Diary of John Evelyn, 18 December 1685. In De la Bédoyère, Guy (ed.), The diary of John Evelyn (Woodbridge, 1995), p. 297. accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: Whitehall


John Evelyn
Diarist, Writer

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Ceremonial music at entertainment given for the Venetian Ambassadors

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 December, 1685
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:53:49 +0100