The writers, the artificers and the livery companies
two occasions the
Wardens of the Yeomanry met Zachary Taylor and Robert Norman,
the artiﬁcers, not John Taylor, the poet (unless he was one of the
Writers, artiﬁcers and livery companies
‘others’ mentioned, although not by name) (Clothworkers’ accounts,
1634–35, fol. 11r–v).
Watanabe-O’Kelly has aptly noted ‘the mania of early modern . . .
bureaucracy for recording everything’ (‘EarlymodernEuropean festivals’, p. 19). The almost neurotic level of detail in the Ironmongers’
minutes is such that we even learn that some
3 See, for example, Jean-Pierre Camus, Les Devoirs paroissiaux (Paris 1642); Jean-Pierre
Camus, Les Emplois de l’ecclesiastique du clergé (Paris 1643).
4 Molinier, Donadieu, p. 8.
5 Noulleau, Villazel. Noulleau (1607–72) enjoyed excellent relations with Villazel, to whom
he owed his position as diocesan théologal: Brémond, Histoire, vii, pp. 197–214.
6 Peter Burke, ‘How to Become a Counter-Reformation Saint’, in Kaspar von Greyerz (ed.),
Religion and Society in EarlyModernEurope (London 1984), pp. 45–55; Rudolph Bell and Donald