deputy’s apartments, the castle also contained the administrative offices of the Crown government in Ireland. The Lord Deputy informed the Privy Council in 1566 that Henry Droycott, an official who worked in the Exchequer and as Master of the Rolls, ‘hath had the perusing, sorting and calendaring of her Majesty’s recordes’, which were ‘well laid up in a strong chamber of one of the towers of Dublin Castle’. 47 The four courts of the Exchequer, Pleas, Chancery and King’s Bench were held in the castle from at least the
prefaced by a particularly revealing note by Scott, revealing of his editorial practice and his reading: The following Tracts respecting the Exchequer of Ireland, although belonging to different reigns, are classed together, that they may throw light upon each other, agreeably to the license which the Editor has reserved of departing from the general order of arrangement, when any advantage can be gained by doing so. Those desirous of farther information may consult HOWARD’S Treatise of the
Randolph). The Buckingham material, with its own title page, follows. 72 A similar defence is offered in an elegy on Sir James Weston, Baron of the Exchequer: Summon detraction to object the worst It cannot finde a
It is clear that Sidney greatly valued those from the Low Countries as a highly skilled, educated workforce, as well as coming from a reformed religious tradition. Numerous immigrants came from the Netherlands, frequently via England to Ireland, and often carved out very successful careers for themselves. After the fall of the Pale of Calais in 1558, for example, Thomas Molyneaux followed just this path, living in London and then Dublin where he rose to be chancellor of the court of Exchequer in Ireland and was buried
had played the title roles in Henry V and the three parts of Henry VI in repertoire before adding as the final production in the season Coriolanus , all directed by Terry Hands. Coriolanus was still running as Antony and Cleopatra rehearsed. After Brook's production opened, Howard commuted between performances in London and Stratford-upon-Avon, not just, as an actor, moving between two massive parts, but, as two characters, showing on alternate nights, heads and tails, the opposite sides of the Roman coin that Shakespeare minted in his theatrical exchequer
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sign of increasing desperation. After his spectacular arrival on 5 April, the King entered Parliament where members stood bareheaded. ‘The King, having ordered them to quiet down, after a long period of silence began his speech, saying that in it he would deal with three subjects: soul, person, and Exchequer.’ 6 The matter of ‘soul’ focused on religion and the fight against Catholics, as James urged
The Statutes of Sir Walter Mildmay, Kt Chancellor of the Exchequer and one of Her Majesty's Privy Councillors; authorized by him for the government of Emmanuel College founded by him , ed. and trans. Frank Stubbings (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983), 89. 30 London, Inner Temple, Petyt MS 47, fol. 373. See also British
: Henrici Binnemani, 157). In a very simple design each of the muses laments Smith's death. The collection was published again by Henry Bynneman, and it included a dedicatory epistle to the stalwart Puritan Sir Walter Mildmay, Chancellor of the Exchequer and founder of Emmanuel College. Harvey included several poems to John Wood, Smith's nephew, who also surfaces in Harvey's Letter-Book . We need to take careful note that no poems written by
of the merchants of the Woolstaple (an English corporation that dealt in wool and also, it is believed, skins, lead and tin) he was able to trade freely and amass his fortune. The Woolstaple was an influential corporation and it had controlled the export of wool from across England to the Continent, from as far back as 1314. Hugh Clopton’s name is recorded in the Exchequer Customs accounts for 1480