In November 1620, when a new parliament was summoned to meet on January following, he earnestly pressed that the most obnoxious patents, those of alehouses and inns, and the monopoly of gold and silver thread, should be given up, and wrote to Buckingham, whose brothers were interested, advising him to withdraw them from the impending storm.
When not on ceremonial duty, many of the Oxford Waits kept alehouses which were great centers for popular music-making.
Worsley was extremely zealous in persecuting Royalists, closing alehouses and working to promote a godly reformation in his region.
By the mid-18th century larger alehouses were becoming common, while inns beside the major highways grew in grandeur in this coaching era.
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