Sunday, February 25, 2018

Question from David - Night bellman

In Tudor England the night bellman supposedly walked the streets, ringing his bell, crying the o'clock and adding, "All is well!" I have found contemporary references to some typical bellman activities, but none of him crying "All is well!" I wonder if this is a myth or whether anyone is aware of any evidence of this wording?

Monday, February 05, 2018

Question from Kenneth - Godchildren of Elizabeth I

Could you send me a list of the godchildren of Queen Elizabeth the First?

[Throwing this out to the blog as a whole, but I can also pass on the submitter's email address if anyone also wants to email them directly. - Lara]