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May 14, 2012

Margaret Conyers

or Mrs John Buxton of Tibbenham, painted at or about 1640 is wearing a confection in lace. She seems to be wearing a lace edged coif, folded back to show off her hair, which looks almost modern in style. Her black bodice sleeves are constricted just below the elbow, presumably to show off the slashing. Not quite matching collar, cuff and elbow lace decoration and a nice necklace of pearls too. Picture is in the Norwich galleries collection.

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May 14, 2012

A Copie of A Letter

Sent from the Roaring Boyes in Elizium. Richard Kilvert on the left, Aldeman Abel on the right. We’ve met Abel before. Seems he made himself unpopular with the independants by getting involved with the arrest of Henry Burton and fell out with his own Vinters Company in London when he sided with the King over wine levies. Kilvert who was his cousin was also involved, hence they both appear in this satirical publication. Kilvert wears a smart doublet, wide brimmed hat and a band with a small decorated edge. The Alderman is dressed in gown, ruff and day cap that shows he is an important guy with letters after his name.