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Roger, William

Margaret Munck

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI:

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(d Lauder Bridge, Scotland, July 22, 1482). English courtier and musician, active in Scotland. According to Ferrerio he was one of an embassy sent to Scotland by Edward IV to negotiate a 20 years' peace; he was so delighted with the music there that he remained in Scotland for the rest of his life. He was perhaps the William Roger Esquire ‘of the realm of Scotland’ who on 13 November 1470 was granted a safe conduct pass to come and go between England and Scotland for a year. In 1467 Roger was clerk of the Chapel Royal at the court of James III, and was awarded lands at Traquair in November 1469, resigning them after the general revocation of 1476. As one of the king's familiars, he would have had an official position in the royal household; he was probably the clerk of spices whose own clerk was paid for receiving spices in ...

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