Although the first Choir School of the Chapel Royal was founded nearly fourteen hudred years ago in AD 635 by King Sigbert of the East Angles on the coast at Dunwich, now submerged beneath the sea, it is not until the Conquest by the Normans under William the Bastard in AD 1066 that any idea of outward recognition of academic rigour within the Chapel Royal emerges. [Excerpt].
Baldwin, David (2007) "Having Dignities … ': Academic Attire as a Component of the Livery of the Chapel Royal," Transactions of the Burgon Society: Vol. 7.
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