privy chamber

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Related to privy chamber: privy council, presence chamber

presence chamber, presence room

The room in which a great personage receives his guests or those entitled to come before him; a hall of state.
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But despite Northumberland's outward show of affection, Ferrers never received a more permanent and lucrative court post, such as an appointment to Edward's privy chamber, which he had enjoyed under Henry VIII, nor did he gain any political office under Northumberland.
the Great or Guard Chamber, where the Guard stood, the Presence Chamber, dominated by the throne and canopy, where the king dined in state, received important visitors, and met his Council; and finally the Privy Chamber, which was both the king's bedroom and his private day-room.
Van Wilder's boys of the Privy Chamber are thought to have acted in plays.
It is a subject which has not yet been fully investigated, partly because the musicians within the Privy Chamber tend to be called 'Grooms' rather than 'musicians', and partly because the research involves different groups of documents beyond those normally referring to the court music.
David Starkey (New York, 1987), 60; David Starkey, "Introduction: Court History in Perspective," and "Intimacy and Innovation: The Rise of the Privy Chamber, 1485-1547," in ibid.
42) According to this warrant, only members of the Privy Council and those sworn to the Privy Chamber were to be admitted there-
At the same time a third distinct layer of `privy' staff was employed to service these apartments: among their numbers were pages, yeomen ushers and waiters, Gentlemen of the Privy Chamber and a Groom of the Stool.
From 1604 to 1619 he was groom of the privy chamber to Queen Anne.
Ives makes Thomas Cromwell the Machiavellian architect of a double conspiracy, one designed to bring down both Queen Anne and Cromwell's enemies in the king's privy chamber.