1560

2nd. October Wednesday
The Court Leet ordered that no one should brew to sell unless they had two honest beds for the accommodation of travellers. The sign of a hand was to be shown when ale was to be had, and when the tap was dry the hand was withdrawn. Those who could provide four beds must have a sign, ‘but were left to their own choice in the selection. 2nd October. (Earwaker’s Records.)(7)

1560
Numerous libels against Queen Elizabeth, and those who favoured her proceedings, were circulated in Manchester and neighbourhood. The Privy Council issued a proclamation for the suppression of one, called’ “Leycester’s Commonwealth.”(7)