Dame Merouda Pendray

her chronicle


This is both a research project and an experiment in creating a diary in the style of a Tudor-era woman. Research notes are usually found here, and my primary journal is here.

21 May 2006

On ys day ye goods I did expect of the Pulsefeld market arriveth. Ye driver did bring them whole and unblemished, and I, right pleased with this, did give vnto him a gift of money for his great care in the bringing of them.

12 May 2006

On this day I did send a missive by mine own man vnto the Lady Deonysia of Rye that I might know of her how to send forth the inks she did contract with me to make, but hearing nothing in return, I did place the bottles where they might be found and hied vnto the Earle's Chancery. Vpon my return I was most pressing disturbed that the so ordered inks lay still in their sheleterd hole. I know not how I must fulfill this contract, having heard no word of the lady's pleasure in this matter.

08 May 2006

On this day I did return from a trip vnto ye Earle's Chancery and found that my Lord Miguel had instructed his servants to clear the close-field and thus my herb beds are destroyed, and I most wroth for the finding of it.