Friday, October 01, 2021

Question from Nicole - Household of Charles Brandon

How big was the household of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk? Would he have had his personal chaplain?

1 comment:

PhD Historian said...

The exact size of Brandon's household can be known only if certain types of records survive, such as account books, to show how many persons received wages. For details on both the composition of Brandon's household and his chaplains, see Steven Gunn's "Charles Brandon: Henry VIII's Best Friend" (2015).

Brandon's many chaplains included John Johnson, Thomas Lawney, Christopher Lynham, Oliver Pole, Thomas Launcelyn, John Parkhurst, and Alexander Seton.