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Master of the Revels

After 20 May 1576 Robert "The Elder" Peake Painter 1551-1619 was in the pay of the Master of the Revels.

In Jul 1579 Edmund Tilney 1536-1610 (43) was appointed Master of the Revels.

On 22 May 1622 John Astley Master of the Revels -1641 was appointed Master of the Revels but sold his interest to Henry Herbert Master of the Revels 1594-1673 (28) by 1623.

In 1641 Henry Herbert Master of the Revels 1594-1673 (46) was appointed Master of the Revels.

In 1673 Thomas Killigrew 1612-1683 (60) was appointed Master of the Revels.

Master of the Ceremonies

Tournament Bastard of Burgundy

On 11 Jun 1467 the fighting on horseback took place witnessed by Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (25). John "Butcher of England" Tiptoft 1st Earl Worcester 1427-1470 (40) was Master of the Ceremonies accompanied by John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk 1425-1485 (42). The day ended with the Bastard's (46) horse having being accidentally fatally injured by Lord Scales' saddle. .

In 1641 Charles Cotterell Master of the Ceremonies 1615-1701 (25) was appointed Master of the Ceremonies by Charles I King England, Scotland and Ireland 1600-1649 (40).

John Evelyn's Diary 1668 September. 17 Sep 1668. I entertained Signor Muccinigo, the Venetian Ambassador, of one of the noblest families of the State, this being the day of making his public entry, setting forth from my house with several gentlemen of Venice and others in a very glorious train. He staid with me till the Earl of Anglesea (54) and Sir Charles Cotterell (53) (Master of the Ceremonies) came with the King (38)'s barge to carry him to the Tower, where the guns were fired at his landing; he then entered his Majesty's (38) coach, followed by many others of the nobility. I accompanied him to his house, where there was a most noble supper to all the company, of course. After the extraordinary compliments to me and my wife (33), for the civilities he received at my house, I took leave and returned. He is a very accomplished person. He is since Ambassador at Rome.

John Evelyn's Diary 1681 November. 24 Nov 1681. I was at the audience of the Russian Ambassador (64) before both their Majesties in the Banqueting House. The presents were carried before him, held up by his followers in two ranks before the King (51)'s State, and consisted of tapestry (one suite of which was doubtlessly brought from France as being of that fabric, the Ambassador having passed through that kingdom as he came out of Spain), a large Persian carpet, furs of sable and ermine, etc.; but nothing was so splendid and exotic as the Ambassador who came soon after the King's (51) restoration. This present Ambassador was exceedingly offended that his coach was not permitted to come into the Court, till, being told that no King's Ambassador did, he was pacified, yet requiring an attestation of it under the hand of Sir Charles Cotterell (66), the Master of the Ceremonies; being, it seems, afraid he should offend his Master, if he omitted the least punctilio. It was reported he condemned his son to lose his head for shaving off his beard, and putting himself in the French mode at Paris, and that he would have executed it, had not the French King interceded—but qy. of this.

Wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

11 Feb 1840. Tuesday. Supplement to the London Gazette.
St James's Palace. February 10, 1840.
THIS day the Marriage of the QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY (20) with Field Marshal His ROYAL HIGHNESS FRANCIS ALBERT AUGUSTUS CHARLES EMANUEL, DUKE OF SAXE, PRINCE OF SAXE COBOURG AND GOTHA, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter (20), was solemnized at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace.
Field Marshal His Royal Highness the Prince Albert (20), attended by his Suite, proceeded from Buckingham-Palace this day, about half past eleven o'clock, to St. James's-Palace, in the following order:
The first Carriage,
Conveying General Sir George Anson, G.C.B. (43); George Edward Anson, Esq (28); and Francis Seymour, Esq (26); the Bridegroom's Gentlemen of Honour.
The second Carriage,
Conveying the Lord Chamberlain of the Household, the Earl of Uxbridge (42) (who afterwards returned to Buckingham-Palace, to attend in Her Majesty's Procession), and the Officers of the Suite of His Serene Highness the Reigning Duke of Saxe Cobourg and Gotha, and the Hereditary Prince of Saxe Cobourg and Gotha, viz. Count Kolowrath (62), Baron Alvensleben, and Baron De Lowenfels.
The third Carriage,
Conveying His Royal Highness the Prince Albert (20), His Serene Highness the Reigning Duke of Saxe Colourg and Gotha (56) (father), and the Hereditary Prince of Saxe Cobourg and Gotha (21) (elder brother).
Her Majesty (20), attended by Her Royal Household, accompanied by Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent (53), proceeded, at twelve o'clock, from Buckingham-Palace to St James's Palace, in the following order:
The first Carriage,
Conveying two Gentlemen Ushers, Charles Heneage, Esq (33) and the Honourable Heneage Legge (51); Yeoman of the Yeomen of the Guard, Charles Hancock, Esq,; and the Groom of the Robes, Captain Francis Seymour (51).
The second Carriage,
Conveying the Equerry in Waiting, Lord Alfred Paget (23); two Pages of Honour, Charles T. Wemyss, Esq and Henry William John Byng (8), Esq j and the Groom in Waiting, the Honourable George Keppel.
The third Carriage,
Conveying the Clerk Marshal, Colonel the Honourable H. E. G. Cavendish (50); the Vice-Chamberlain, the Earl of Belfast, G. C. H. (43); and the Comptroller of the Household, the Right Honourable George Stevens Byng (33).
The fourth Carriage,
Conveying the Woman of the Bedchamber in Waiting, Mrs. Brand (60); the Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard, the Earl of Ilchester (52); the Master of the Buck Hounds, Lord Kinaird; and the Treasurer of the Household, the Earl of Surrey (48).
The fifth Carriage,
Conyeying the Maid of Honour in Waiting, the Honourable Caroline Cocks (45); the Duchess of Kent's Lady in Waiting, Lady K Howard ; the Gold Stick, General Lord Hill, G. C.B., G. C. H.; and the Lord in Waiting, Viscount Torrington (27).
The sixth Carriage,
Conveying the Lady of the Bedchamber in Waiting, the Countess of Sandwich (27); the Master of the Horse, the Earl of Albemarle, G. C.H. (67); the Lord Steward, the Earl of Erroll, K.T. G.C.H. (38); and the Lord Chamberlain, the Earl of Uxbridge (42).
The seventh Carriage,
Conveying Her Most Excellent Majesty the QUEEN (20); Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent (53); and the Duchess of Sutherland, the Mistress of the Robes to Her Majesty (33).
The illustrious Personages, and others composing the Procession, then assembled in the Throneroom, and, having been called over by Garter Principal King of Arms, the Processions, moyed in the following order, to the Chapel Royal:
THE PROCESSION OF THE BRIDEGROOM
Drums and Trumpets.
Serjeant Trumpeter.
Master of the Ceremonies, Sir Robert Chester, Knt
Lancaster Herald, George Frederick Beltz, Esq K.H (65), York Herald, Charles George Young, Esq (44).
The Bridegroom's Gentlemen of Honour, viz. Francis Seymour, Esq (26) Gen. Sir George Anson, G.C B. (43) George Edward Anson, Esq (28)
Vice-Chamberlain of Her Majesty's Household, The Earl of Belfast, G.C.H. (43), Lord Chamberlain of Her Majesty's Household, The Earl of Uxbridge.
Continues ...
THE QUEEN. Wearing the Collar of the Order of the Garter.
Her Majesty's Train borne by the following twelve unmarried Ladies, viz.
Lady Adelaide Paget (20), Lady Caroline Amelia Gordon-Lennox (20), Lady Sarah Frederica Caroline Villiers (18), Lady Elizabeth Anne Georgiana Dorothea Howard (23), Lady Frances Elizabeth Cowper (20), Lady Ida Harriet Augusta Hay (18), Lady Elizabeth West (21), Lady Catherine Lucy Wilhelmina Stanhope, Lady Mary Augusta Frederica Grimston (20), Lady Jane Harriet Bouverie (20), Lady Eleanora Caroline Paget (12), Lady Mary Charlotte Howard (18).
Assisted by the Groom of the Robes, Captain Francis Seymour (51).
Master of the Horse, The Earl of Albemarle, G.C.H. (67), Mistress of the Robes, The Duchess of Sutherland (33).
Ladies of the Bedchamber, The Marchioness of Normanby (41), The Duchess of Bedford (56), The Countess of Burlington (28), The Countess of Sandwich (27), The Baroness Portman (30), The Dowager Lady Lyttleton (52), The Lady Barham (25).
Maids of Honour, The Hon. Amelia Murray, The Hon. Harriet Pitt, The Hon. Caroline Cocks, The Hon. Henrietta Anson, The Hon. Matilda Paget, The Hon. Harriet Lister, The Hon. Sarah Mary Cavendish.

1845 Francis Grant Painter 1803-1878 (41). Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901 (25).

1833. George Hayter Painter 1792-1871 (40). Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901 (13).

Around 28 Jun 1838. George Hayter Painter 1792-1871 (45). Coronation Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901 (19).

Around 1840. Franz Xaver Winterhalter Painter 1805-1873 (34). Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901 (20). Note the Garter worn on the Arm as worn by Ladies of the Garter.

Around 1846. Franz Xaver Winterhalter Painter 1805-1873 (40). Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901 (26) and Prince Albert Saxe-Coburg-Gotha 1819-1861 (26) and their children.

In 1840. Richard Rothwell Painter 1800-1868 (39). Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901 (20).

Before 05 Oct 1878 Francis Grant Painter 1803-1878. Portrait of Prince Albert Saxe-Coburg-Gotha 1819-1861.

Around 1846. Franz Xaver Winterhalter Painter 1805-1873 (40). Portrait of Prince Albert Saxe-Coburg-Gotha 1819-1861 (26).

Around 1859. Franz Xaver Winterhalter Painter 1805-1873 (53). Portrait of Prince Albert Saxe-Coburg-Gotha 1819-1861 (39).

1835. George Hayter Painter 1792-1871 (42). Portrait of Marie Luise Victoria Saxe-Coburg-Gotha Duchess Kent and Strathearn 1786-1861 (48).

Around 1857. Franz Xaver Winterhalter Painter 1805-1873 (51). Portrait of Marie Luise Victoria Saxe-Coburg-Gotha Duchess Kent and Strathearn 1786-1861 (70).

Around 1832. Richard Rothwell Painter 1800-1868 (31). Portrait of Marie Luise Victoria Saxe-Coburg-Gotha Duchess Kent and Strathearn 1786-1861 (45).

Before 1868. Reuben Thomas William Sayers Painter 1815-1888. Portrait of Harriet Elizabeth Georgiana Howard Duchess Sutherland 1806-1868. An inscription on the back of this picture states that it was painted after a portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence. However, the only portrait of the Duchess that has been recorded is a double portrait with her daughter Elizabeth (in the collection of the Duke of Sutherland). The picture is currently at Hardwick Hall.