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Records of Early English Drama: Civic London 1558-1642


Researching civic pageantry, music and drama in the City of London

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Whifflers, boy players and drummers: project team presents findings

On 13th January 2021 project PI Tracey Hill and postdoctoral research assistant Charlie Berry gave a paper to the Institute of Historical Research’s Centre for People, Place and Community seminar. Tracey and Charlie introduced the methods and scope of the Civic London 1558-1642 project and presented some of our most exciting findings so far. The…

Lord Mayor’s Show 1620 #LMS1620 round-up

Model of the Haberdashers’ Company Barge, c. 1650. Image courtesy of the Company. On 29th October 2020, project PI Tracey Hill brought the 1620 Lord Mayor’s Show to life with a live tweet event. This post rounds up the highlights of the day. The event generated excitement among the City government and livery companies- even…

Lord Mayor’s Show 1620 live-tweet

Due to COVID-19, this year’s Lord Mayor’s Show in the City of London has been cancelled. While the modern pageantry is off, the Civic London team are giving you the opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds of the 1620 Show with a live-tweet event on Thursday 29th October. UPDATE 18/11/2020: You can find the…

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About Us

Civic London 1558-1642 is an AHRC-funded project uncovering records of drama and music in early modern London.

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