✹ About Wednesday 14 August 1667 mountebank on 16 Aug 2020 • Link As an echo of the discussion in the annotations about Elisabeth and the whitster, I'm reading "The Mirror & the Light" and my eyes lit up at the chapter "The Bleach Fields" and particularly this exchange between Cromwell and his daughter Jenneke: "They went out to the fields ... I mean the ... raamhoven - the bleach fields?" "Ah," he says, "not bleach fields, you mean the tenter-grounds. Where they pin out the cloth to dry." Before anyone asks, the ellipses do not signify any rudery.