Henry Machyn in Clerkenwell and Blackfriars in Smithfield, London - 12 April, 1559

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

April the twelfth was brought from Clerkenwell unto the Blackfriars in Smithfield with two heralds of arms—Mr. Clarenceux and Mr. Somerset—Sir Richard Mansfield, knight, with two great white branches, two dozen torches, and four gilt candlesticks and four great tapers. And the place and the friars' church hung with black and arms. And twenty-four priests and clerks sang prayers, all Latin, and dirge where he died and where he was buried.

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/1507549662782 accessed: 16 June, 2024

location of experience: Clerkenwell and Blackfriars in Smithfield, London


Henry Machyn

Listening to

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Dirge performed by Priests and clerks
Latin prayers performed by Priests and clerks

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 April, 1559
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 09 Oct 2017 12:47:42 +0100
Approved on Fri, 01 Dec 2017 09:59:50 +0000