‘Modyr Nakett’ (Mother Naked)


A new monthly blog from Records of Early English Drama North-east highlights some of the intriguing details that can be found in archival records from the ninth to sixteenth centuries, which the project is surveying.

The first “Flower of the Month” post features the Durham Priory Bursar’s annual account books from 1433-1434. In this there is a payment of 4 pence to a male minstrel called ‘Modyr Nakett’ (‘Mother Naked’). Who was this quirky figure? Head over to the REED-NE blog to find out more.

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