In 1589, 520years ago this year, Anne Dowriche living in Honiton and the wife of the then Rector Hugh Dowriche, was in the process of writing a long epic poem, The French Historie. The poem was published in July that year. It had more or less been forgotten, being out of print long ago - but has recently begun to attract critical interest. The poem is very long and complex but based on the C16 French Wars of religion. I have written about Dowriche elsewhere and my poem about her is published in The Journal of Contemporary Anglo-Scandinavian Poetry, 23. Here I have tried to present the poem as originally created/designed - so that there are two layers, the under-layer taken from writing inspired from a visit to her childhood home - which was Mount Edgecumbe - and seeing the tapestries and a desk - which were supposed to date from her period. My poem is deliberately half-hidden like secret/invisible writing and suggestive of secrets, mystery, history and the palimpsest. You may need to click on it to view it - which perhaps adds to the mystery!