Henry Machyn wrote in his diary in 1553:
“The ix day of July was sworne unto the qwen Jane [Grey] … doythur of the duke of Suffolke …
The x day of July was reseyved in the Towre [Jane] with a grett company of lords and nobulls … and the duches of Suffoke her mother, bering her trayn, … and ther was a shot of gunnes … and the proclamasyon … [of] qwen Jane … and a trumpet blohyng …”.
Machyn is now best known as a diarist or chronicler (see March 17th posting). His Diary contains descriptions of such important events in history as the Reformation, and the conversion of the country to Protestantism, under Henry VIII, and the reversion to Catholicism under Henry’s daughter Mary (see upcoming July 19th posting).