Viewing Event Record: Privy Council vs Prince Charles' Men: The complaint and order concerning 'The Whore New Vamped'


The players at the Red Bull are accused of having performed a scandalous play, which libelled 'some persons of quality' and reflectedly on the civil courts and government. The play, now lost, was called 'The Whore New Vamped.' The Privy Council orders the Attorney General to summon and examine the playwright, company and individual responsible for licensing the play so that exemplary punishment will deter others.

Date Event Recorded

From: 29 September 1639 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

From: before 29 September 1639 (Source of claim: transcription)


Red Bull


Name Role
Banks, John Attorney General

Event Type

  • company business
  • play censorship
  • playhouse business