Willobie His Avisa

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Inn Keepers daughter
The poem Willobies Avisa seems to link Avisa's house with an inn The poem Penelope's complaint states Avisa's husband is an Inn keeper. Leez Priory is historically associated with an Inn.Tunnels exist between Leez Priory and the cellars of St Annes Castle the oldest Inn in England. But I do not believe that Avisa was really an Inn keepers wife rather I suspect that the author is using the term Inn Keepers wife and country maid as an insult to the aristocratic Penelope Rich.
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