Posts Tagged ‘close rolls’

A drawing of Eva, nurse of Richard, the future earl of Cornwall

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Richard De Renzy Channer, an eagle-eyed MA student at King’s College London spotted this image of a woman’s head that is reminiscent of those of other women (e.g. Muriel the Jewess of Gloucester) found in the margins of the fine rolls. It is from the close roll of June 1213 (held at The National Archives) and is against an order to the exchequer to give 4d a day to Eva, nurse of King John’s son, Richard, the future earl of Cornwall, so it might well be her.