in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
P ublished online September 2006 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Textiles and Embroidery; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art. 875 words.
Smith, David (d. 1587), embroiderer and benefactor, is of unknown origins. Having been presumably apprenticed in the Broderers' Company of London, of which he became a prominent member, he...