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Re: Privy Chamber
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0418  Friday, 28 February 2003

From:           John Briggs <
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Date:           Thursday, 27 Feb 2003 22:26:12 -0000
Subject: 14.0393 Re: Privy Chamber
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0393 Re: Privy Chamber

As a footnote to the information on the Privy Chamber, I should point
out that in 1660 there were quite separate posts for the Grooms of the
Bedchamber, Grooms of the Privy Chamber and Grooms of the Great
Chamber.  When the King's Men had ranked as Grooms of the Chamber under
James I, that meant the Great Chamber and they had no access to the
Privy Chamber.  The Revels was also part of the Lord Chamberlain's
Department and responsible for the censorship of plays until the
separate post of Examiner of Plays (still under the Lord Chamberlain)
was set up in 1737.

See: J.C. Sainty & R.O. Bucholz (compilers), Officials of the Royal
Household, 1660-1837. Part I: Department of the Lord Chamberlain and
associated offices, (University of London, Institute of Historical
Research, 1997) (Office-Holders in Modern Britain, XI)

John Briggs

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