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Re: Mary Rose page

Quoth Francois: 
> Well, the earliest reference I find is from Corun.  But that doesn't
> mean much: my files turn out to be kinda sparse in that period.  Corun
> didn't say, "How about the Merry Rose?"; he said, "Greetings to all at
> the Merry Rose!".
   My steel-sieve memory seems to think that Bertram of Bearington (?)
originally suggested "The Merry Rose in Cheapside" after the tavern-theme
and nautical-theme folks had each other on the ropes, and that it _was_
meant to be a play on the "Mary Rose"...  For what it's worth...
--Landi  :-)