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Denization referred to the process whereby a person who was born an alien obtained letters patent in order to make himself an English subject.
Minstrels, for example, were often granted additional offices in the royal household and those connected with the administration of royal lands (such as stewardships of manors, constableships of castles and keeperships of royal houses and parks) and a variety of annuities, leases, fee-farms, trade monopolies and export licenses.(23) The two latter were usually most profitable; some minstrels such as Giles Duwes, a luter employed by both Henry VII and his son, amassed a large number.(24) Patents of denization, an exemption from the various legal and economic restrictions imposed upon foreigners in 16th-century England, were also given to the `alien' instrumentalists.(25)
(25) Letters of denization and Acts of naturalization for aliens in England, 1509-1603, ed.
When Aldus's publishing adventure began to issue books by middecade, Aldus was in his early forties, a private teacher or tutor by profession, a Roman who sought from and was granted denization by the Venetian Republic.