“Helas madam cel qe je metant,
soffre qe soie voutre humble svant;
ie seray a tousiours e tant que ie
vivray alt n’airay qe vous.
We gather from Henry’s spelling of French that he had learnt the language chiefly by ear.”
Kathleen Lambley, The Teaching and Cultivation of the French Language in England during Tudor and Stuart Times, 1920