16th February 1633
I’m back! I ended up spending the winter in summer 1762. It was nice to find a year when nothing really happened. No deadly plagues and no one trying to kill each other. Apart from by over-eating. I ended up thinking, “where can I get a meal that doesn’t consist of at least 5 different types of meat?” Puritan England of course! Not least during the reign of Chancellor Laud, a little guy who compensated for his size with an enormous Code for the university. Some of the titles in the Laudian Code are great, here is a bit I pinched:
“- Of putting a check on unemployed and idle scholars who saunter in the City”….I’d better behave myself!