About the Author
Alasdair Hawkyard is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and the Royal Historical Society. He was formerly Co-editor and Principal Research Assistant on the 1509-1558 section of the History of Parliament. His long-standing interest in architectural, social and political history is reflected in a range of articles published in Parliamentary History as well as other academic journals.
Sir John Sainty was Clerk of the Parliaments from 1983-1990. For four years he was editor of the office holder series published by the Institute of Historical Research. In addition to Officials of the Royal Household (with Robert O. Bucholz, 2 vols, 1997, 1998), he has published extensively on the history and procedure of parliament and on office holders under the crown.