It is a crisp and bright winter’s day and the King and most of the court are outside in the tiltyard enjoying the winter jousting. I would normally be in the stands to watch my husband take part in his favourite pastime, but today I am content to stay behind in my warm and cosy chambers. Although the weather is pleasant for the time of year, I considered, that in my condition I would be more comfortable inside with my ladies.
My attendants today are Lady Lee, Madge Shelton and Anne Zouche. We occupy ourselves in sewing the layette for my baby, which with God’s blessing I expect to be born around May or June. Even though I admit I am not the most accomplished embroider, it is impressive to see how my ladies can create wonderful colourful patterns on blankets, covers, caps and the most adorable tiny…
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