'My Ladye Nevell' Revealed

  title={'My Ladye Nevell' Revealed},
  author={J. Harley},
  journal={Music and Letters},
  pages={1 - 15}
My Ladye Nevells Book is a manuscript of keyboard music by William Byrd, dated 1591. Its exceptional importance has long been recognized, but 'Ladye Nevell' has never been firmly identified. However, the only person to whom the title could correctly have been applied in 1591 was Elizabeth, the wife of Sir Henry Nevell of Billingbere (c.1518–93); and fresh examination of the arms represented in the book has confirmed that they are Sir Henry's. Elizabeth Nevell's principal home was Greenland, at… Expand