Henry Machyn in Henley-on-Thames, England - 12 December, 1555

from A London Provisioner's Chronicle, 1550-1563:

The twelfth evening was at Henley on Thames a Mistress Lentall, widow, made a supper for Mr. John Venor and his wife and I and divers other neighbors. And as we were at supper and ere we had supped, there came a twelve vessels with maidens singing with their vessels. And after came the chief wives singing with their vessels. And the gentlewoman had ordained a great table of banquet dishes of spices and fruit (as marmalade), gingerbread, jelly, comfit, sugar-plate, and divers others.

cite as

Henry Machyn, and Colette Moore, Marilyn Miller and Richard W. Bailey (ed.), A London Provisioner's Chronicle, 1550-1563. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1507210203622 accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: Henley-on-Thames, England


Henry Machyn

Listening to

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Singing at a supper performed by Maidens and wives

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 December, 1555
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 05 Oct 2017 14:30:03 +0100
Approved on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 13:46:35 +0000