Sorry for my long hiatus. Getting ready for my trip to Ireland and the UK and the first stages of the trip have proven very time-consuming. However, I am now in the UK. I’m at a restaurant/bar called Henry’s near the Cam which has free wireless. I still have to finish my paper for PCCBS, but I think I’m almost done.
I’ve already been to Dublin, where I did not find very much useful, but I found out that Mabbott’s son’s wife died in 1667. So, not very much useful. However, I did get a chance to do some sightseeing; I may post a picture soon. As well, if anybody every makes it out to Howth, there’s a small restaurant called The House that makes the best eggs I’ve ever had. I will also add that the librarians and archivists at the Dublin City Archives and the Royal Irish Academy were very friendly and helpful.
Cambridge is amazingly beautiful. I was not expecting it to be this nice. Today I went to Sussex chapel and saw the sign that Cromwell’s head is buried somewhere nearby. It only took 300 years to get it back in the ground. We head to London in a few days and I have got a full docket. I’m trying to plan out all the archival work, but there’s a lot. It looks like I will be spending a great deal of time at the National Archives; more than I had anticipated. Kew is nice, but I prefer the BL and the Lords Records Office, neither of which place will I be spending much time this turn.
Anyway, back to other things. I may try to make it out to Ely tomorrow to see Cromwell’s house, but likely not. I will try to post again soon, maybe with some pictures. One last note: I never believed it, but the Guiness really is better in Ireland.