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.

20 October 2007

Vpon ys day I was well enow to arise and attend to my duties at ye Earle's chancery for a morning, having recouered somewhat from ye grieuous illness I have sufferred of late. 7 vpon my return to Marihaus, my lady daughter attended vpon me wh her babes. Et so also did ye childe dwelling within ye croft to the outside of ye southern field enter ye manor of his own will, ye croft's husbander having no notice of ye child's wanderings, et we kept ye baybee safe until hys father might come.

19 October 2007

Vpn ys day hauing receiued many letters aduising vpon ye matter of seueral practices in ye kingdom, I wrote a missive describing some few of my thoughts on ye matters and caused yt to be copied out and sent to ye many who hath sent letters unto me. And thereafter I returned to bed, having been weakened by malady.