Early Modern News Stories

From the BBC:
Researchers at Stirling Castle have discovered markings on a 16th century carving which musicians used to create music. The inscriptions provided a structure for performers rather than being a complete score. You can follow a link to hear a recreation of an early 16th century jam session here:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/tayside_and_central/8222727.stm And you can read Historic Scotland’s press release here: Scotland’s Earliest Harp Music

And also from the BBC:
A letter written in 1499 by Henry VII reveals that a merchant from Bristol called William Weston set off in search of the new found land. This makes Weston the first Englishman to lead an expedition to the New World. You can see the letter here: King’s letter reveals epic voyage