Patrons of the Mermaid tavern
- Michelle O'Callaghan
Patrons of the Mermaid tavern (act. 1611), included a drinking society, the ‘Fraternitie of Sireniacal gentlemen’. According to the early seventeenth-century traveller, writer, and wit, Thomas Coryate, it met the 'first Fridaie of every Moneth, at the signe of the Mere-Maide in Bread-streete...