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  Lord Great Chamberlain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Lord Great Chamberlain of England is the sixth of the Great Officers of State, ranking beneath the Lord Privy Seal and above the Lord High Constable.
The position is an hereditary one, held in gross, and was originally held by Robert Malet, a son of one of the leading companions of William the Conqueror.
The office of Lord Great Chamberlain is distinct from the non-hereditary office of Lord Chamberlain of the Household, a position in the monarch's household.
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 PEERAGE - Online Information article about PEERAGE
But, except in the House of Lords, the precedence of the lord chancellor of Great Britain or the lord keeper of the great seal is the same whether he is a peer or a commoner.
The lord steward and the lord chamberlain of the household are always peers, and have seldom been under the degree of earls.
The vice-chancellors used to follow the lords justices of appeal; but, in spite of the fact that there is still one vice-chancellor remaining, the office of vice-chancellor is extinct and will altogether disappear on his decease.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /PAS_PER/PEERAGE.html   (6410 words)

 Hedingham Castle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was built by Aubrey de Vere, one of William I's barons, who chose the location from the extensive lands granted by the king in lieu of services provided.
A large ditch was cut through a natural spur into the Colne Valley in order to form a ringwork and inner bailey, whilst an outer bailey extended south, further into the valley and into what is now the modern village of Castle Hedingham.
In 1133 Aubrey de Vere, a descendant (son, or, more probably, grandson) of the first Aubrey, was created Lord Great Chamberlain of England by Henry I.
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 Carriage Museum of America
Indeed, great credit is due to the police who were stationed at this part of the line (the T division), for the very quiet but effective way in which they did their duty.
The Dean of Westminster, the Great Officers of State, viz., the Lord High Chancellor, the Lord President of the Council, the Lord Privy Seal, the Lord Great Chamberlain, the Lord High Constable, the Earl Marshal, with the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, ascended the Theatre, and stood near the great south-east pillar thereof.
The Queen then received the Crown from the Lord Great Chamberlain, and put it on, and repaired to her throne receiving again the sceptre with the cross in her right hand, and the sceptre with the dove in her left, being there supported and attended as during the enthronization.
www.carriagemuseumlibrary.org /queen_vic_process.htm   (15213 words)

 Charles Wisner Barrell - Newly Discovered Oxford-Shakespeare Pictorial Evidence
The official holding the ermine-trimmed Cap of Maintenance at the foot of the throne—on the Queen's right—should be William Paulet, 3rd Marquess of Winchester, for all authorities agree that this function was the hereditary right of the Marquesses of Winchester.
J. Round and other authorities on Elizabethan officialdom tell us that one of the distinctive duties of the Lord Great Chamberlain was "the disposition of the Sword of State." On such occasions as the assembling of Parliament, he bore this ancient symbol of defence before the monarch.
We have known for many years now that Lord Oxford was considered a poet and dramatist of exceptional merit by his contemporaries; also that he was the patron of various companies of players, some of whom were celebrated for their association with Shakespearean roles.
www.sourcetext.com /sourcebook/library/barrell/21-40/22pictoral.htm   (1855 words)

 Shakespeare-Oxford Society » Elizabethan Stage Scenery
Some of the most magnificent homes in England were being built about this time and it must be conceded that masons and carpenters who could achieve such fine results in palaces, could equally apply their inventive genius, along with that of actors and managers, to the improvement of the stage.
It was a source of special grief to Lord Burghley that his son-in-law had no regard for the value of money and that he would leave his family destitute, though he had inherited one of the greatest fortunes in the realm.
Lord Burghley objected to “his lewd friends, who still, rule him by flatteries.” The word “lewd” did not then mean sinful or vicious, as it does today, but “lay” or “unlearned;” and we may suppose that the reference was to actors and playwrights, with whom he must have been closely associated.
www.shakespeare-oxford.com /?p=65   (1810 words)

 Hedingham-Castle.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Whatever the reason, the castle was to be a haunting reminder to the local population of their new Norman Lord's great wealth and power.
The Great Hall would have been used for entertaining guests, giving audiences and holding court and was a natural place for the masons to perform their finest work..
England and its Rulers 1066 - 1272 -
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 Order of Precedence in England and Wales
House of Lords Precedence Act (1539), which, although deciding only the seats to be occupied in Parliament, and keeping lay and clerics separate, nevertheless affirmed a non-papal source of precedence for ecclesiastics.
House of Lords Precedence Act 1539 and the Ordinance of 1595, both of which were to a large extent codifying current practice, form the canvass of the order of precedence.
In 1714 the Lord Great Chamberlain, who was a marquess, was made duke of Ancaster; but his precedence remained that of his creation except when in the actual execution of his office, lest he always precede the duke of Norfolk (Earl Marshal).
www.heraldica.org /topics/britain/order_precedence.htm   (5531 words)

 Charles Wisner Barrell - Lord Oxford As Supervising Patron of Shakespeare's Theatrical Company
But Henry Carey was Lord Chamberlain of the Royal Household from June 1583, until his death in the summer of 1596, while his eldest son George filled the same office from April 1597, until December 1602, when his duties were taken over by Lord Thomas Howard, later Earl of Suffolk.
The Countess of Southampton would be one of the few persons in England most likely to know that the professional mask of the ranking Lord Chamberlain of the realm was "William Shakespeare." Hence her careful inclusion of this name in her ante-dated voucher to notify all interested parties that the account had been settled.
It should be abundantly apparent from the record here briefly given of the high mortality of Lords Chamberlain of the Household during the so-called heyday of Shakespearean stage enterprise, that the name under which the Bard's fellows carried on their operations is not subject to the narrow interpretation it has been accorded.
www.sourcetext.com /sourcebook/library/barrell/21-40/23patron.htm   (4588 words)

England, a functionary who must be carefully distinguished from the lord chamberlain; he is one of the great See also:
No further question arose till 1779, when his heirs were two sisters.
long and historic contest, the House of Lords (1902) declined to re-open the question, and merely re-affirmed the decision of 1781, and the office, therefore, is now vested jointly in the three peers named and their heirs.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /LOB_LUP/LORD_GREAT_CHAMBERLAIN.html   (1175 words)

 Edward de Vere
The youngest son of William, Henry, appointed de Vere the hereditary Lord Great Chamberlain of England -- involving duties associated with coronations.
Cecil was made Baron, or Lord, Burghley at this time, and it is speculated that this honor was designed to make the bride worthy of the premiere Earl in the land.
Despite the "Lord Fauntleroy" name, Peregrine Bertie was a man's man; Oxford's sister and Willoughby may have been the characters behind Kate and Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew.
www.wsu.edu /~delahoyd/shakespeare/vere.html   (2826 words)

Those greatest poems and plays are about England’s royalty and nobility, and most were published anonymously or pseudonymously because noble persons were forbidden to publish their works for commoners.
My father the 16th earl, Lord Great Chamberlain, officiated at the coronation of Queen Mary I. He was privileged to escort Princess Elizabeth from her seclusion at Hatfield House to Westminster Abbey accompanied by my mother, her maid-of-honor.
One of the contestants was Christopher Hatton, captain of the queen's bodyguards, and one of your court rivals for the queen's attention.
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 Commentary on Psalms - Volume 1 | Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, was highly distinguished for his wit, valor, and Patriotism.
It appeals from Dugdale, and other authorities, that John, 16th Earl of Oxford, his father, married Margaret, daughter of John Golding, and sister of Sir Edward Golding, for his second wife, by whom he had Earl Edward, after whom it is likely he was named, and a daughter.
IT may, peraduenture, be thought in respect of the matter wherof this woork treateth, that it ought rather to haue bin dedicated to som of my very good Lords, the Lords Spirituall, or to some of the Clergie, all to whom such things seeme to perteine more peculiarly, by reason of theyr charge and calling.
www.ccel.org /ccel/calvin/calcom08.v.html   (1072 words)

 House of Lords Journal Volume 18: 30 December 1706 | British History Online
His Lordship presented his Patent to the Lord Keeper, on his Knee, at the Woolsack; who delivered it to the Clerk; which was read, at the Table.
His Lordship presented his Patent to the Lord Keeper, on his Knee, at the Woolsack; who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read, at the Table.
His Lordship presented his Patent to the Lord Keeper, on his Knee, at the Woolsack; who delivered it to the Clerk; where the same was read, at the Table.
www.british-history.ac.uk /report.asp?compid=29478   (1428 words)

 Scottish Clan MacBeth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Alberic de Vere (also called "Aubrey"), a descendant Charlemagne's sister, came from Normandy to England in 1066; his son: Aubrey de Vere II (1062-1141) of Hedingham Castle, Great Lord Chamberlain of England, married Adeliza (Alice) de Clare; their son: Aubrey de Vere III, 1st Earl of Oxford (1110-d 1194) m.
Whether correct or not, it is known that his brother Robert de Vere of England witnessed a charter for Ralph de Vere in Scotland.
Ralph de Vere was an adherent to Conan IV, Duke of Brittany, who laid claim to the throne of England as a great-grandson of King Henry I. So when Henry II gained control of Brittany, Conan and his followers fled to Scotland.
www.scotmall.com /scottishclans/macbeth.html   (907 words)

 Elizabethan Authors - Edward de Vere - Letter to Clerke
Edward Vere, Earl of Oxford, Lord Great Chamberlain of England, Viscount Bulbeck and Baron Scales and Badlesmere to the Reader -- Greeting.
Again, to the credit of the translator of so great a work, a writer too who is no mean orator, must be added a new glory of language.
And, great as all these qualities are, our translator has wisely added one single surpassing title of distinction to recommend his work.
www.elizabethanauthors.com /vere106.htm   (819 words)

 Discovering Shakespeare
If, as Oxfordians maintain, the writer behind the Shakespeare pseudonym was Edward de Vere, as the 17th Earl of Oxford and Lord Great Chamberlain of England, he would have been constrained by more than ordinary apprehensions about publishing his poems and plays.
Indeed, that the "secret" was something of an open one, particularly in certain literary circles, seems confirmed by Oxford's receipt of a continuing stream of dedications and acclaim by his contemporaries, over many years—although, curiously, he is purported by most Traditionalists to have published nothing under his own name after 1576.
In any event, that the chief courtier poet-playwright of Elizabethan England, son-in-law of the Lord Treasurer and cousin to the Queen should have chosen the devices of anonymity and pseudonymity to assure himself freedom of expression in his repressive, suspicious and censorious culture should hardly be surprising.
www.deverestudies.org /articles/discovering_shakespeare.cfm   (1835 words)

 Case for Shakespeare
The Chamberlain’s Men had been taken into the new monarch’s service ten months earlier, and the nine actors named in the King’s license, including Shakespeare, are to be found in this account as the recipients of four and a half yards of red cloth.
Aside from the fact that the actors in what had been the Chamberlain’s Men had been in the King’s service for nearly ten months at the time, this hypothesis also ignores one account of James’s procession which makes it certain that the actors’ previous patron was unquestionably Lord Hunsdon.
At any rate, the manuscript of a play was the property not of the playwright but of the company that produced it; unless an unauthorized printer got hold of it first, a play could not be published without the consent of the shareholders.
willyshakes.com /atlantic.htm   (4317 words)

 The Shakespeare Authorship Question
Oxfordian Attack #3: What about the fact that the Lord Chamberlain's Men might have really ment not Lord Hunson, the Lord Chamberlain of the Household, but rather the Lord Great Chamberlain of England- who happened to be Oxford?
Stratfordian Defense: Aside form the fact that the actors in what had been Chamberlain's Men had been in the King's service for nearly ten months at the time, this unpersuasive hypothesis also ignore one key accountwhich makes it certain that the actors' pervious patron was Lord Hunsdon.
For starters, the secret would have had to be generally known in the Lord Chamberlain'/ King's Men Company.
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Great Lord Chamberlain of England, married Adeliza (Alice) de Clare; their son:
Alberic I's father did not have the surname Ver; he was the son of Alphonso Ghesnes, the son of Miles, the son of Varue, the son of Deomedes.
Alberic's mother Katherine of Flanders has a much more certain pedigree, as she is the descendent of Berenger II, King of Italy, Alfred the Great, King of England, and ultimately of Charlemagne, Emperor of the West.
home.uchicago.edu /~trwier/genealogy.html   (1793 words)

 The name is WEIR!
Born sometime before 1040, Alberic de VERE (Aubrey I) came to England with William the Conqueror from Normandy in 1066, was one of King William's most favoured knights, and after the battle of Hastings, Alberic held land and lordships in many counties, including Middlesex where he owned Kensington and Earls Court.
Back in England, upon the death of Aubrey de VERE 1st Earl of Oxford in 1194, the title of 2nd Earl of Oxford passed to Ralph's older brother Aubrey IV.
Conan IV besides being Duke of Brittany, laid claim to the throne of England as a great-grandson of King Henry I and grandson of Empress Maude.
www.halcyon.com /weir/weir.html   (4123 words)

 SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS - THE MONUMENT CHANGES THE PARADIGM - Author's Note on the Shakespeare Sonnets as a Monument
Most particularly I was drawn to the tortured lines of the Sonnets, which appeared to be the author's own version of Hamlet's soliloquies, using the personal pronoun "I" to express his deepest thoughts and feelings.
In particular, this alignment with the history also confirms the longstanding theory that the poet was Edward de Vere, Seventeenth Earl of Oxford (1550-1604), hereditary Lord Great Chamberlain of England and the most active patron of literature and the drama during the Elizabethan reign.
Based on the contents of the Sonnets, the only reasonable conclusion is that Edward de Vere was not only the Queen's lover in the early 1570s, as the Court gossip strongly suggested, but also that he fathered their unacknowledged royal son who was raised to become the Third Earl of Southampton.
www.shakespearesmonument.com /wst_page17.html   (1407 words)

Her longtime supporter William Cecil (the future Lord Burghley) becomes Principal Secretary; he will be the architect of her reign, engineering the Protestant Reformation, until his death in 1598.
Edward de Vere (1550-1604), Lord Bolbec, the future Seventeenth Earl of Oxford and hereditary Lord Great Chamberlain of England, is enrolled at Cambridge University at age eight.
With Oxford's consent, the Earl of Southampton arranges for the Lord Chamberlain's Men to perform Richard II at the Globe Playhouse, showing the deposition of an English monarch, to help rouse conspirators of the Essex Rebellion.
www.shakespearesmonument.com /wst_page18.html   (3657 words)

 Brink-Day-Johnston-Fletcher - Person Page 269
This gallant person acquired great renown in the armies ofWilliam, achieving several signal victories for Normandy in the warbetween that country and France.
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Robert deToeni was on the list of companions of William the Conqueror at Hastingsand was lord of Stafford with the possessions of seven earls.
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 frontline: the shakespeare mystery: script | PBS
He was a great and maverick intelligence, he was a law unto himself.
Southampton was also a ward of Lord Burghley and at a one point almost married de Vere's daughter.
He was married to the daughter of the Great Lord Treasurer, whom he treated awfully badly.
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 TIME.com: To the Ramparts -- Dec. 5, 1955 -- Page 1
For 32 years, conservative, sporting George Horatio Charles Cholmondeley (rhymes with glumly), fifth Marquess of Cholmondeley and Joint Hereditary Lord Great Chamberlain of England, has sat silent in Britain's House of Lords.
"At long last," the 72-year-old Lord told his peers, "I have been brought to my feet by the wish to do something about the rabbit." Rabbits, his lordship insisted, must be exterminated.
However, he said, "the only way a rabbit can meet a decent death is to come up against a first-class shot, and we all know that first-class shots are very rare.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,893209,00.html   (310 words)

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