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The Tudor Society

Henry Machyn, the man and his diary

One of my very favourite Tudor primary sources is the diary or chronicle of merchant-tailor Henry Machyn, who recorded events between 1550 and 1563.

In this week's Friday video, let me introduce you to Machyn and give you a bit of trivia about him, and explain how his diary started and how historians use it today.

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  1. M /

    Thanks! Very interesting! Its much like the man, Otwell something, who wrote a letter to someone about witnessing Catherine Howard’s execution, except of course on a grander scale. I like hearing about regular people and what they witnessed and thought about things. Michelle t

  2. L /

    Yes, thank you for the info.

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Henry Machyn, the man and his diary