Viewing Event Record: Christopher Beeston forces Queen Henrietta Maria's Men out of the Cockpit/Phoenix and to Salisbury Court


A petition by William Blagrave's widow to the House of Lords refers to Christopher Beeston's deliberate quarrel with his company, Queen Henrietta Maria's Men, at the Cockpit/Phoenix 'to the end that he might have a company that would take what he would be willing to give them.' The result was that some members of the company left for the Blackfriars, others left for Salisbury Court where they retained the name of Queen Henrietta Maria's company.

Date Event Recorded

From: circa 1640 (Source of claim: transcription)

Date Event Happened

From: after 10 May 1636 To: before 7 February 1637 (Source of claim: transcription)


Name Role
Beeston, Christopher playhouse manager
Blagrave, Dorothy widow

Event Type

  • company business
  • company context
  • playhouse business
  • playhouse context