Opening: In this year of our Lord 1522 I am an old man. I’ve lived through the reigns of five kings; six, if you count young Edward. By my reckoning, I’m three score years and ten, the age, so the Bible tells us, which is man’s allotted span on earth, and when my time comes, I shan’t be sorry to go.
Written with a lot of love for her subject, Sedley’s enthusiasm cannot help but make that a two-way thing. Bring on the next.