The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0383 Tuesday, 22 February 2000.
From: John Briggs <
Date: Tuesday, 22 Feb 2000 07:58:30 -0000
Subject: 11.0354 Re: Armorial Device
Comment: RE: SHK 11.0354 Re: Armorial Device
No connection at all, except that it's all the same surname. It
apparently means steward, or dispenser of provisions. Stewards tended
to rise in the world, cf. Malvolio.
> Sean Lawrence wrote:
> By the way, any relation between "Spencer" and "Spenser"? And I don't
> suppose there's a connection with the uppedy advisor in Edward II?