New Light on Henry Lanman, Owner of the Curtain

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.12745/et.25.1.4532

Keywords:

Henry Lanman, Christopher Hatton, the Curtain

Abstract

This note lays out new information on Henry Lanman, the owner or part-owner of the Curtain theatre in late-Elizabethan London. It shows that Lanman was a longtime servant of the courtier and politician Sir Christopher Hatton, a fact which helps to clarify a number of aspects of Lanman’s life. It also discusses the Lanman family’s strong association with Catholicism. Finally, it considers the possibility that Hatton acted as an informal protector of Lanman and his theatre.

Author Biography

Neil Younger, The Open University

Neil Younger (neil.younger@open.ac.uk) is a senior lecturer in early modern history at the Open University.

Published

2022-06-10

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