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.

14 March 2007

Vpon ye feast day of Gerald of Mayo, I sent a missive by my man vnto ye lady Gwynedd to request of her a cut of her elder tree, et on ys day she did reply, saying yt she would send word vnto me when ye tree was ready. So also have I received a missive of ye master potter, Hroar, wh whom I desire to contract for new storage vessels as might make ye transport of small amounts of foodstuffs a thing of little difficulty. Et little else but work within ye Earle's Chancery, yea, little else done, not even handwork, for I am not quiet and can turn my hand to nothing et can only summon ye will to make plans for ye easiest way of obtaining such stockings as are knit et much sought by ye members of all ye courts of both ye Kynge at London et ye Crowns of ye New Kingdoms. Et so have I turned my mind to ye Vtopia of Thomas More, that I might at least gain ye advantage of knowledge in ys time.