Chamberlain's warrant to the Clerk of the Rolls to make out letters of discharge to John Brompton, abbot of Jervaulx, who had made homage to the King at Sheen (Shene) on 8 Nov 1437 for all the lands and lordships which he claimed to hold of the king by knight service. Signed 'WP le Bardolff Chaummberlein' (possibly Sir William Phelip, later Lord Bardolf, Lord Chamberlain to Henry VI). Endorsed 'To the Clerk of the Rolls'.
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS 769
- Dates of Creation1437
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
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The Lord Chamberlain is the senior member of the Royal Household. Originally the king's personal quarters were his 'chamber' - by the thirteenth century the chamber had developed into an office with clerks and servants. By the late fourteenth century the Chamberlain was one of the five main officers of the royal government, along with the Chancellor, the Treasurer, the Keeper of the Privy Seal, and the Steward. The role of the Lord Chamberlain is to oversee the conduct and general business of the Royal Household and the private estates of the king.
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