Viewing Event Record: Plays are to be censored by a committee


Plays in London are to be censored by a committee of three persons, including the appointees of, respectively, the Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Mayor of London, and the Master of the Revels. The Privy Council orders three letters to this effect drafted and sent to the concerned parties.

Date Event Recorded

From: 12 November 1589 (Source of claim: original)



Name Role
Whitgift, John Archbishop of Canterbury
Howard, Charles, Earl of Nottingham Lord Admiral
Cecil, William, Baron Burghley Lord Chancellor
Martin, Richard Lord Mayor of London
Hatton , Christopher Lord Treasurer
Tilney, Edmund Master of the Revels
Walsingham, Francis Principal Secretary

Event Type

  • play censorship