DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1602 S., W. Thomas Lord Cromwell

Reference Information

DEEP #: 332
Greg #: 189a
STC/Wing #: 21532
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): History
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 28
Date of First Publication: 1602
Date of First Production: 1600 [c.1599-1602]
Company of First Production: Lord Chamberlain's (Hunsdon's) Men
Company Attribution: Lord Chamberlain's (Hunsdon's) Men
Total Editions: 2 quartos

Title-Page Features

Title: THE True Chronicle Historie of the whole life and death of Thomas Lord Cromwell.
Author: Written by W. S.
Performance: As it hath beene sundrie times publikely Acted by the Right Honorable the Lord Chamberlaine his Seruants.
Imprint: Imprinted at London for William Iones, and are to be solde at his house neere Holburne conduict, at the signe of the Gunne. 1602.

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Stationer Information

Printer: Read, Richard
Publisher: Jones, William (2)
Imprint Location: D.5 (Newgate Without - Holborn Conduit)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Aug 11, 1602: Entered to William Cotton: "A booke called the lyfe & Deathe of the Lord Cromwell as yt was lately Acted by the Lord Chamberleyn his servantes".
Dec 16, 1611: Transferred from William Jones (2) to John Brown (1): "one other booke called, the lyfe & death of the Lo: Cromwell, by W: S."
Feb 16, 1617: Transferred from William Cotton decd. to William Barrett: "Life and death of lord Cromwell".
Apr 3, 1626: Transferred from the widow of William Barrett to John Parker: "Life and Death of lo. Cromwell".
Sep 4, 1638: Transferred from John Parker to John Haviland and John Wright (1): "Saluo Iure cuiuscunque. ... Life & Death of Lo: Cromwell".