I've recently read The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett. I'd be very grateful if someone can help me with the meaning of the following sentences / phrases.
- That she did her boxes with less assiduity is true, but this didn’t affect her husband or her children.
I understand all the words of the sentence, just the meaning, when taken as a whole sentence was a mystery to me. So I searched for any alternate meanings for boxes without much success and hence posting the question here.
- Tudor dispatch When I search for Tudor it gives me 'an English royal house' or 'a style of architecture', but I don't get how such a word was paired with dispatch.
Full sentence being, 'The speed and ruthlessness of his almost Tudor dispatch sent, as Sir Kevin would have put it, the right message and at least put paid to any further rumours of senile decay.'