Do you not think that you have got enough on the non-Portsmouth visiting Abby to prove the point, Peter? In fact, surely you already have all you need to put Bulstrode’s thesis into the realms of strong doubt. As you have shown, all the necessary steps leading up to Cort’s inventions were present in England before Reeders Pen was founded, and sugar rolls were nothing like Cort’s rolls. That’s quite enough to demonstrate that people should not take what she says as gospel and the two instances of her deliberately distorting facts, allied to Candice Goucher’s revelations, is also enough to demonstrate the quality of her scholarship.
I suggest that you should keep it simple.