What's New: March 2021

March 11, 2021

This month’s update adds five new lives: a fourteenth-century master mason who worked on England’s cathedrals; an Italian tutor and a Dutch goldsmith at the Tudor court; and two contractors who rebuilt London churches after the great fire of 1666.

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New and updated subjects - March 2021

Castiglione, Giovanni Battista [alias John Baptist Castillion] (c. 1515–1598), Italian tutor, groom of the privy chamber, courtier, and poet

Compagni, Margaret (c.1535–1622), gentlewoman

Joy, William [Joye] (fl. 1310–1346/7), master mason

Richardson, Peter (c. 1505–1587), royal jeweller and goldsmith

Strong, Edward (d. 1724), master mason

Strong, Thomas (c. 1632–1681), master mason

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