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.
- “Tudor Chronicler or Sixteenth-Century Diarist? Henry Machyn and the Nature of His Manuscript” - http://www.ianmortimer.com/essays/SCJMachyn.pdf
- The Diary of Henry Machyn, Camden Society - https://archive.org/details/henrymachyncit00camduoft or https://www.british-history.ac.uk/camden-record-soc/vol42
- “A London Provisioner's Chronicle”, University of Michigan - https://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/machyn/