Viewing Event Record: Members of the royal family take playing companies under their patronage


In his account of King James I's first royal entrance to London, Gilbert Dugdale reports that the Lord Chamberlain's Men have become the King's Men, Worcester's Men have become Queen Anne's Men, and Nottingham's Men have become Prince Henry's Men.

Date Event Recorded

From: 1604 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

From: after 17 May 1603 To: late 1603 (Source of claim: externally supplied)



Name Event Role(s) Document Role(s)
Stuart, James I patron King
of Denmark, Anne patron Queen
Howard, Charles patron
Stuart, Henry Frederick patron
Carey, George patron Lord Chamberlain
Somerset, Edward patron

Event Type

  • company context
  • cultural context
  • royal entrance