20 Nov 2009

Pop Music

"some rough peasants and craftsmen of various mysteries of our realm of England have pretended to be minstrels, of whom some carry our letters, not issued by us, pretending to be our own minstrels and so... under colour of the art or occupation of minstrels they fraudulently collect and receive great sums of money from our lieges. And although they are not expert or intelligent in that art or occupation, and are occupied in various arts and activities on week-days... on feast days they travel from place to place, and take all the profits on which our aforesaid minstrels... who are learned and instructed on this art and occupation, and versed in no other work, occupation or mystery, ought to live."

Edward IV, 1469, pissed off about music.

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