Theft of the Queen’s Chamber-Pot (John Stow, 1564)

Another in the occasional series on contemporary events in the history of London, this one written by John Stow in 1564 …

“On the xxvi day of September in anno 1564, … ware arrayned at ye Guildhall of London iiii personas … for ye stelynge and receyvynge of ye queens lypott [chamber pot], combe, and lokynge glasse, with a bodkin of gold to brayd hir heare, and suche  othar small ware out of hir chambar in her progresse.  And on … ye xxviii day of September, ii of them …  were bothe hangyd before ye Cowrte gate … .”.

7 - Stow seems happy with his new quill

The church of St Andrew Undershaft, where Stow is buried, is visited on various of our “London Wall” standard walk, and on our “Medieval London”, “Medieval City Highlights”, “Tudor and Stuart London”, “Tudor and Stuart City Highlights”, “The Great Fire of London” and “Lost City Highlights” themed specials.

A list of some important trials held in the Guildhall

The Guildhall, where the arraignment took place, is visited on our “Tower to Temple” standard walk, and on our “Medieval London”, “Medieval City Highlights”, The Great Fire of London” and “Lost City Highlights” themed specials.

Further details of all our walks are available in the “Guided Walks” section of this web-site.

Bookings may be made through the “Contact/Booking” section of the web-site, by e-mail (lostcityoflondon@sky.com), or by phone (020-8998-3051).

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