Henry Machyn in Blackfriars, London - 20 September, 1558

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

The twentieth day of September was buried my Lady Cicely Mansfield at Clerkenwell with a herald of arms. And brought unto the Blackfriars in Smithfield, the which was St. Bartholomew, with four banners of saints and a two dozen torches and two great white branches and four gilt candlesticks and arms on them, and many clerks singing and many mourners. … And the friars sang dirge after their song and buried her after their fashion—without clerks or priests. And after, to the place to drink. And the morrow, three masses sung Mass, and after two prick-song …   more >>

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/1507217925912 accessed: 25 July, 2024

location of experience: Blackfriars, London


Henry Machyn

Listening to

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Prick-song mass
A dirge performed by Friars

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 September, 1558
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 05 Oct 2017 16:38:46 +0100
Approved on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 14:16:50 +0000