Viewing Event Record: Lord Mayor asks Lord Chamberlain to restrict playing in the suburbs

Abstract

The Lord Mayor writes to the Lord Chamberlain, asking that greater restraints be imposed on the city's outlying and suburban theatres because of the increasing plague, as these are particularly subject to infection. He mentions the districts of Whitechapel, Shoreditch and Clerkenwell, and asks that the justices of Middlesex be ordered to enforce the ordinances against playing in times of the plague.

Date Event Recorded

Date
From: 12 April 1607 (Source of claim: transcription)

Date Event Happened

Date
From: 12 April 1607 (Source of claim: transcription)

Venues

Name
Boar's Head
Name
Curtain
Name
Red Bull

People

Name Role
Howard, Thomas, Earl of Suffolk Lord Chamberlain
Rowe, Henry Lord Mayor of London