Paleographical Challenge #6

February 5, 2020

By Kathryn James

Today’s puzzle pictured above for the Paleographical Challenge. Suggested solution to yesterday’s challenge:

Your lovinge Soveraine
Elizabeth R
Good Bess, As we could not but be very sorry at the dolefull
woord brought us of the decease of your late husband, in
respect of the loss we receaue of so good a servant to us: So our
knowledge and remembrance of your tender and deere Loue euer
to him hath wrought a more feeling in us by participating wt yow
in greefe: wch we being desirous & carefull to mitigate in you, wold
not but shew the same by putting you in minde euin by these …

A letter from Elizabeth I to Lady Elizabeth Southwell, offering condolences on the death of her husband.  Richmond, October 15, 1598 [1599].  Eliz MS 16. On loan to the current exhibition by courtesy of the Elizabethan Club, Yale University.