Show Summary Details

Page of
<p>Printed from Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see <a href="" target="_blank">Privacy Policy</a> and <a href="/page/legal-notice" target="_blank">Legal Notice</a>).</span></p><p>date: 18 June 2019</p>

Lord chamberlains of the royal household in the Oxford DNBlocked


Every medieval household of any consequence had a chamberlain, while the king's household had several. A principal chamberlainship emerged as one of the major court offices around the end of the thirteenth century, and its occupancy became a matter of political significance in the reign of ...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Access to the full content requires a subscription