Record

CodeDS1279
Dates1595-1673
Person NameHerbert; Sir; Henry (1595-1673); Knight, Master of the Revels
SurnameHerbert
ForenamesHenry
PreTitleSir
EpithetKnight, Master of the Revels
ActivityEducated in England; sent to France; 1618, returned to England; 1621-2, sworn in at Court as King James's servant; 7 Aug 1623, Knighted; 1623-1642, Master of the Revels, responsible for the licensing of many forms of entertainment throughout England, chief work lay in arranging dramatic performances at Court and in licensing plays for public theatres; served as a genteman of the Privy Chamber under Charles I; estates seized during the Civil War; under the Commonwealth, lived in London; at the Restoration, resumed office of Master of the Revels; 1661-, Member of Parliament for Bewdley, Worcestershire.

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