Viewing Event Record: Essex and Thurles quarrel at the Blackfriars


A writer of newsletters describes an altercation which took place at the Blackfriars theatre between Captain Essex and the Lord of Thurles. Essex and his lady had a box for the performance; Thurles stood on the stage in front of them and blocked their sight. He refused to move aside when asked to do so; when Essex tried to push him aside, Thurles drew his sword and attempted to run the Captain through.

Date Event Recorded

From: 4 February 1632 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

From: January 1632 (Source of claim: transcription)


Blackfriars (II)

Event Type

  • dispute
  • playhouse context