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Testwood, Robert (c. 1490–1543), musician and protestant martyr  

Roger Bowers

Testwood, Robert (c. 1490–1543), musician and protestant martyr, is of unknown parentage. For seven years he was educated and trained in music as a boy chorister of the Chapel Royal of Henry VII. Thereafter he made his career in the profession of church music, as both singer and specialist choir-trainer in the elaborate polyphony of the period. He became master of the choristers successively at the collegiate church of ...