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turnyng colars and hatts as they wer wont to do, and prechid
stowtly and agaynst y*" ordar taken by y° queue and counsell and y°
byshopps for consentynge ther unto. And on y<-' 23 ^ day of Apryll
a beryeng beynge at S- Gylls with owt Criple gate, vj clarkes weryng

" Matthew Parker. '' Edmund Grindall.

" Robert Home. ■• Richard Cox.

" Originally written " 22." The second figure is corrected, but whether into a
'• .3 " or a " 1 " it is difficult to say.

136 stowe's memoranda..

syrplicys befor y'^ corps, Crowley,'"^ vickar of tliat churche, stode in
y'' churche dore and with stode them ther to entre, saynge the
churche was his, and y'' quene had gyvne yt hyme duryng his lyfFe
and made hym vickar therof, wherfore he wold rule that place and
wold not soffer eny suche superstycius rages of Rome ther to entre ;
wher ujDpon was lyke to have bene a great tumolte by the reson of
partyse takynge, but in y^ end y^ darks and those who toke theyr
parte accordynge to y'' queues prosedynge wer fayne to gyve ovar
and to tary with owt y^ churche dore. Y^ 7 day of Aprell, beyng
Palme Sondaye, y® paryshe of S. Marie Magdalyn in Mylkestret,
makynge labour to y*^ byshope, had by hym a mynister apoyntyd to
serve them with communion that day. And when y^ sayd mynystar
was at sarvyce in a syrplyce and came doune to rede y*^ pistle and
ghospell, in y° meane space one of y® same paryshe cawsyd his
servant to convey y*^ comunyon cupe and y^ bread frome y*^ table,
wherby many persones that were determyned that day to have
reseyvyd wer dysapoyntyd, y*^ which fact was aftar but made a
lawhyn game.

The XXX day of Marche, 1566, beyng Satarday, in y" aftar none
was a sore tempest of lyghtenynge and thundar with rayne very great.
The day before was y*^ Prynce and Martgrave of Badyn ^ arestyd or
stayed at Rochestar, wher he was dysguysyd lyke an espye and so to
have stolne owt of y"^ realme and his Lady Cisily his wylFe to have
stolne aiFtar hym, levynge a great nombre of creditowrs unpaid, as
theyr buttchar, bakar, bruar, mercer, taylowr, skynar, grocer,
habbardashar, and othar, and yet his creditors for y'^ same stayeng
of hym were by y*^ cowncell commaundyd, some to the Flett and
some to y" Marshalsey. The 26 or 28 of Aprell Ciscily Marquese
of Bawde was conveyed thrughe Kent towards Dovar and so to sayll
towar hir natyv cuntrye.

" llobert Crowley. See p. 139. ^ See page I3j[ note {^. -j" ' ^/

stowk's memoranda. 137

Robart, Eric of Lccestar, 15G6.

The 2 of Aprell y*' Erie of Leycester cam to London, beyng
accompanyd with lords, knyghts, y^ pencionars and a great nombar
of gcntylinen and othars with y^' quenes fottmen and his owne also,
all in theyr riche cotes and to y*^ nombar of 700, He came in at
yc Temple barre and so thrughe Ludgate, Powlls churchyard,
Cheape, Cornhyll, Gracious Strete, and then turnyd downe Lom-
bard Strete and downe S. Nicholas Lane, and so to London Stone
to y Erie of Oxfords place in S. Swythyus churche yard, wher
it was apoyntyd that the Quenes j\Iajestye (who had come frome
Grenewytche secretly in to Sothewarke, takynge a whiry with one
payr of ors for her and two othar ladycs at S. Mary Overyes stayres,
and so rowyd ovar to the Thre Cranncs in y« Vyntre, wher she
entryd a cowche cyveryd with blewe and so rode to y^ same Oxforde
place) to mett with y^ sayd Earle of Lescestar, who or her gracis
comynge was retorned with his trayn thrughe Candelwyke Strete
and Easte Cheape, and downe New Fyshe Strete, ovar y'^ brydge,
thrwghe Sothewarke, and so by S. Georgys churche toward Grene-
wytche. Not fer be yonde y« sayd churche of S. George lie stayde
tyll y"' Quenes IMajestie came frome y<= sayd Oxford Place before
namyd the same way that she had passyd thethar tyll hym. She
cam owt of hir coche in y*^ highe way, and she irabrased y earle and
kyssed hym thrise, and then they rode togythar to Grenewytche.
The same day at nyght from vij of the cloke tyll ix was sene in y*^
elyment as thowghe the same had openyd y'' bredghte of a great
shete and shewyd a bryght flame of fyre and then closyd a gayne,
and as it ware at every mynute of an howre to opyn and close
agayne, y'' whiche I beyng at y'' Barrs with owt Allgate sawe
playne easte as it war ovar the churche namyd WhitchappcU. It
is sayd y*^ Erie of Leycester was retornyd frome London Stone be
fore y^ Quenes Majestic came ther, for that she was not come when
he came thethar.


138 stowe's memoranda.

Y^^ same Paime Sonday in anno 1566, y^ 7 of Aprill, a Scott
(who prechid ij tyraes every day at Sent Magnus, and mynysteryd
every day to all comars of y® paryshe or eny othar in his gowne or
cloke) prechid in y* afternone at Lytle Allhalows in Thams Stret.
Y^ moaste part of his sermon was (as the othar of his sermons were
and are) agaynst y^ order takyn by y® quene and councell for y®
aparayll of mynystars before namyd, with very byter and vehement
words agaynst y*^ quene not here to be namyd, and allso agaynst
mynystars as receyvyd y<= same ordre. The mynyster of y^ churche
for savgarde of his lyvynge had receyvyd y*^ cappe and syrplyce,
where fore some tyme in y° sermon he smylyd at vehemente talke
by y*' prechar usyd to the contrary. Wher upon aftar y*^ sermon
sertayne of y^ paryshe, namly, Wyllson, a dyar, and Dyckynson,
a fyshemonger, resonyd with y'' mynystar for his smyllyng at y^
prechar, who resonably aunsweryd; but they toke y matter so
grevowsly that they fell from rwghe wordes at ye last to blowes with
them who toke parte with y*^ mynystar. The lyke dysquyet doyngs
wer that daye in dyvars churches of y® citie, and allso y® lyke on
Estar day or rathar worsse, so that in some paryshe churchis y®
people in great nombar beynge redy to reseyve, suche quarylynge
and contencion was betwen y® mynystars and parishoners that to
quyat y° mattar y° churche dores wer fayn to be closyd, and y®
paryschyns to departe unreseyvynge for that day. And on Low
Sonday, beynge y" xxj of Aprell, y° worshypiFuU of y^ paryshe of
Seynt Myldred in Bred strett, bryngynge a mynystar to serve the
aftar none with a syrplyce, wer with stand by y° parson and his
adherents, so that at y® last the chefFe of y^ paryshe with y® aldar-
mans deputy of y*^ warde were fayne to cawse y*^ mynystar to put
on his syrplys and to do his servys, they standyng by on ethar syde
to defynd hym tyll y® end of servyce. Y'= mynistars and prechars
that wer prehibytyd to preche or mynister dyd mayny of them
nevartheles mynystar and preache as they before had don, yewsynge
words of great vehemencie agaynst y^ ordar before sayd set forthe,
as also agaynst y^ quene, counseyll, and byshops for settynge forthe

stowe's memoranda. 139

y« same. ¥<* lyke sedycious lybells wcr wryttyn and strcwyd abowt
in yc strets, and ij sortis of sedycious bokes wer set forthe in prynt
and gyven at thcyr mornynge congratyngs; the one cntytelyd " The
\oyce of God," set owt by one Towrs y*" coole takar of the Towre,
a smaterar in musyke, and hathe of longe tyme laboryd to serve in
Fowls churchc, and ther dayly to were a syrplice wer it but for
xli. the yere. Thothar by y** whoU multytud of London mynystars,
every one of them gyvynge theyr advyce in writynge unto Robart
Crowley (somtym a boke sellar), now redar at Sent Antholyns,
person of S. Petar y^ Powre, prebend of Pawlls, vickar of S. Gills
with owt Criple gate, and deane of HarfFord in Wales, who com-
pilyd y^ same in to one booke, namynge y<= same " Y^ UnfToldynge
of y® Popyshe atyr;" agaynst y'^ whiche boke an othar boke,
beynge " A Playn Confutacion," was set forthe in print with y®
quens priveledge. It is to be notyd that y^ awcthors of thos two
books before namyd were no ways punyshid for y*' same, but only
y*^ printars were kepte in y^ Contar nyghe a fortnyght, tyll they
had openyd who war y® awcthors, but they had frinds ynowe to
have sete y"^ whole realme togethar by the eares.

On the 3 day of June, beynge Whitson Monday, at nyght, y"
Scott (who before had ussyd to preche at S. Magnus and so sore to
envey agaynst y^ capps, syrplisis, and suche lyke) dyd servys at
S. Margaret Pattyns in Roode Lane, wher he ware a syrplice ; and
a sertayne nonbar of wyves threw stons at hym and pullyd hym
forthe of y° pulpyt, rentyng his syrplice and scrattyng his face, &ct.

On y« 4 day of June, beynge Twewssdaye in Whison weke,
Philpot, summe tyme a scrivoner, othar redar at Sent Antholyns,
person of S. Mihells in Chornhyll, person of Stepnye and othar
spirituall possesyons, and Gowghe, an othar scrivoner, the third
redar of S. Antholyns, person of S. Petars in Cornhyll, for that
they were the moaste ernyste withstondars of y*' lawes of this realme
before namyd consernynge y^ ordar of mynystracions, and y* greatyst
animators of all y* wholl citie to do the lyke, upon whom y« greatest
nombar of othar mynystar dyd depend, beynge apoyntyd by the

140 stowe's memoranda.

byshops to go to Wynchestar to Kobert Home, tlier byshope, withe
hym to perswad or be perswadyd for y^ space of xxj days, toke
tbeyr jorney ovar London brydge thrughe Sothewarke and so
forthe to ward Wynchestar, beynge accompanyed with a great
nombar of wymen to y*^ nombar of ij or iij c. ladyn with baggs and
bottells to bancket at theyr departynge, gyvynge them golde,
sylvar, sugar, spice, or othar wyse suche as they had, anymatynge
them raoaste ernystly to stand fast in y^ same theyr doctryn whiche
they had tawght touchynge syrplysis, caps, and suche lyke. At
Myhehnas next foloyng, Philpot subsribyng to them came to Lon-
don agayn, wher beyng myche rebukyd of his brethern he sold up
his movable goods and went to Rie, in Kent, wher he hathe xxxZi. a
yer, and servythe with owt a syrplice, and kepithe all his othar
promocions still as Stapney, Cornhill, &ct.

The 26 day of Januarie next folowynge, beynge Sonday, y^
Byshope of London comynge to Seinte Margarets in Olde Fishe
Strete to preache in the fore none, the people (especially the
wymen) that ware in y*^ sayde churche unreverently howtyd at hym
with many oprobrious words, and cryed " Ware horns," for that he
ware a corneryd capp. For y'^ whiche on y'* Satarday next, beynge

the 1 day of February, one woman, beynge the wyfe of one ^

Symsone, a tynkar, dwellynge in Sowthewarke, was sett uppon
two laddars lyke a cuckengstole before the same churche, where she
satt the space of one owre, greatly rejoysynge in that her lewde
behavowr, and that she was punyshyd for the same, and lyke wyse
the beholdars of y« same dyd myche rejoyce ther in and anymatyd
the lewde woman to rejoyce and prayse the Lorde for that He had
made hir worthy to soffer persecution for ryghtwysnes, and for the
truths sake (as they said) and for crienge owt a gaynst supersticion
as the termed it.

The 17 day off Februarie at nyght, beynge Monday, was a great
watche in y° citie of London, so that y^ Lord Maior, y'^ shrives,
and dyvers aldarmen them selves were abrode in the strets all that

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nyglit with p^rcat nombars ot" people; wliiclic great watehe con-
tyncwyd all that wekc. Whiche watehe was for feare of an insur-
rection agaynst y* strangars whiche wer in great nombar in and
abowt y'' citie, as in all othar porte townes and havens of the whole
realmc, and styll increasyd and do tyil this day, for y* whiche we
ar bownd to pray to God that some ordar may be taken by owr
Prince for y"> contrarie. They have browght mayny howsys in y"^
citie frome -iOs. y^ yere to 20 nobles or lO^i. with othar anoyauncis
to y"" conion welthe with out nombar. The occasyon of this watehe
was thrwghe a portar who went about to dyvars prentises, tellynge
them that that nyght tblowyngc wowlde be y*' lyke stire agaynst
straungars as was at Evyll j\lay Day,'^ &ct.; some of whiche pre[n]-
tesys gave knowledge ther of to theyr mastars and theyr mastars to
y<= lord maiore, &ct. The same portar was take, layd in y*^ Countar,
and on Friday aftar stod in Cheapo on a scaffold.

On Shrove Monday, beynge y^ 10 day of Februarie, in y"^ morn-
ynge, y"^ Lorde Henrie Dernley, Kynge of the Scotts, was mourderyd
in Scotland. And on Fryday, beynge the 22 day of Februarie, in the
evenynge about 5 of y"^ cloke, y*" Lady Lynioxe, mothar to y® sayd
Kynge of Scotts, was delyveryd owt oiF the Towr of London and
loddgyd at Salysbury Courte, callyd Sakvyll Place, in y*^ Flete


The 4 day of Aprill, beynge Fryday, at nyght deseasyd Alder-
man Lambart, one of y'^ shrives of London; and on y" 5 day, beynge
Sattarday, was chosen shrive for hym Alderman Langleye.

On Twsdaye, y*^ 15 day of Aprill, y'= Earle of Arondell aryvyd
at Dovar, and on Thursday in y*^ aftarnone, whiche was y'' 17 day
of Aprell, he was honorably and with a great trayne of horse men
conductyd thrughe y*^ citie of London.

James, y*^ bastard of Scotland,'' with his brothar and othar
Scots, came to London on AYedyneseday y" 16 of Aprell. The xxij

" In 1517. •> The Earl of Mnrrav.

142 stowe's memoranda.

day of Aprill iiij'^'' howses was brente, and xv in Oswestre, and
xviij barens,^ it began byrjnynge and contynuyd but vj owrs.

The 24 day of Aprell, beynge Thursday, the Sargaunts feaste
was kepte at Greys In, nere to Holborne, and aftar dynnar the new
sargaunts, beynge 7 in nombar, cam in theyr gowns, hodds, and
coy ves to Seynt Thomas of Ackars, nere to the great Conduite in
Cheape, and from thens to Seynt Pawls, and in bothe placis observyd
serimonys, and then went in the same order into Flete strete, and
then departyd to theyr severall lodgyngs.

The 4 daye of Maya, beyng Sonday, in the mornynge was fownd
sertayn bylls agaynst the Flemyngs that latly had fled owt of
Flaundars, with galowsys, and as it wer hangynge of Flemyngs,
drawne in the same papars, or bylls, fyxid on postes abowte the
citie, for the whiche was aftarward very strayght watche kepte in
London y* same nyght and longe afFtar.

The 2 day of June, beynge Monday, in y*^ fornone, one ambasador
from y*^ Emperowr and one othar from y^ Lady Regent of Flaundars,
landyd at y^ Towr stayres, and wer ther receyvyd by y'^ Earle of
Sussexe and by hyra convayde to Mastar Dymoks place in Fan-
churche Strete and ther lodgyd. On y® Thursday next folowynge
they went to y® quens cowrte at Wcstmynster wher y^ ambasador
from ys Emperowr delyveryd to y° queue one boke and one lettar,
beynge bothe seallyd. And the Sonday next folowynge y^ Empe-
rowrs ambasadowr, to the marvayll of many, went to y*' Duche
churche in London, and ther herd y^ sarmond and servysse done by
y*' Calvenystys, and then went to y*^ cowrte. And on Fryday
next in y® aftarnone they wer at y* Towr, and from thens to y^
Mynorys, were Capitayn Pellam made them a banquit with bakon
and powlderyd netts tonges, wher was suche eattynge and drynkynge
that (by y*' reporte of thos which made clean y*^ hows) y® howse
was mervelowsly by pyste and by spewyd to the great shame of
thos banquettars; at which banquet was y*^ Dutches of SuiFolke, and
it was moste parte or all at hir cost. The same embasadors went
* In margin — "iiij"'' & xv howsys & xv barns byrnt in Oswestrye."

stowe's memoranda, 143

to Richemount to y<= Quencs Majestic of y« Sonday next folowynge,
and agayn y" next Sonday, &ct. And on Wcdenseday, beyng y"=
25 day of June in y'' mornynge, the Earle of Sussex with y'' yongo
Lord Nortlie went onward of his jurney as ymbasador to the
Enipcrowr, and tlie same day in y*^ altarnone y" enibasadors of y°
Kinperowr and of y' Lady Regent of Flaundars departyd from
London toward the sea to pase home warde.

The fyrst day of Julii to carts loden witli liayc, one bctwen
Eslendoune and Clerkenwell, y*^ othar beyonde Eslyndon and IIolow-
way at Rynge Crosse, wer set afFyre and byrnt, no man can tell how,
excepte y^ lieate of y® axeltrie showki be y° cawse.

The ij day of Julii Syr Xycholas Throkemorton toke his jorneye
towards Scotland (as it was sayd by comon reporte, to fetche y°
yonge Prynce of Scotland); y*^ 10 of September he enteryd into
London homeward agayne.

The xxix day of Julii y'^ yonge Prince of Scotland was crownyd
Kynge of Scotland.

About that tyme were many congregations of the Anabaptysts
in London, who cawlyd themselvs Puritans or Unspottyd Lambs of
the Lord. They kept theyr churche in y*^ Mynorys with out
Algate. Afterwards they assomblyd in a shype or lyghtar in Seynt
Katheryns Poole, then in a chopers howse, ny Wolle Key in
Thamse strete, wher only the goodman of the howse and the
preachar, whose name was Brown (and his awditory wer cawlyd
the Browyngs) , were corny ttyd to ward ; then aftarward in Pudy nge
Lane in a mynisters hows in a blynd ally, and vij of them were
committyd to y° Countar in y*^ Poultrye. Then aftar, on y^ 29 of
February, beyng Shrove Sonday, at Mountjoye Place, wher y*^
byshop, beyng warnyd by the constables, bad let then alone. Then
at Westmystar, the 4 of Marche, and in a goldsmythis house nere
to the Savoy, the 5 of Marche, wher beynge taken to the nombar
of 60 and odd, only 3 were sent to the Gatehous. In many othar
placis were and are the lyke. On Estar day at Hogston in my
Lord of Londons mans house to y<= nombar of 120, and on Lowe

144 stowe's memoranda.

Sonday in a carpentars hous in Aldarman bury. It is to be noated
that suclie as were at eny tyme comitted for suche congregatynge
were sone delyvered without punishemente.

Anno Domini 1564, from y'' 7 of Julie of y*' plage in London.

Unto ye 14 of Julie, 1.
Untoy^ 21 of Julie, 1.
Unto y« 28 of Julie, 2.
Unto y" 4 of August, 3.
Unto y« 11 of August, 2.
Unto yM8 of August, 1.
Unto v*" 25 of August, 1.
Unto y*' 1 of Septembar, none.
Unto y® 8 of Septembar, 3.
Unto y^ 15 of Septembar, 1.
Unto y® 22 of Septembar, none.
Unto y'' 29 of Septembar, 6.
Unto y'^ 6 of Octobar, 1.
Unto ye 13 of Octobar, none.
Unto ye 20 of Octobar, none.
Unto y*^ 27 of Octobar, none.
Unto ye 3 of Novembar, 1.
Unto ye 10 of Novembar, none.
Unto ye 17 of Novembar, none.
Unto y*' 24 of Novembar, none.
Unto ye 1 of Decembar, none.
Unto y® 8 of Decembar, none.
Unto ye 15 of Decembar, 2.
Unto ye 22 of Decembar, none.
Unto ye 29 of Decembar, none.
Unto ye 5 of Januarie, none.
Unto ye 12 of Januarie, none.
Unto y*^ 19 of Januarie, none.
Unto ye 26 of Januarie, none.

stowe's memoranda. H5


Unto y*" 2 of Februari, n
Unto y*" 9 of Februari, nuw^.
Unto y*^ 16 of Februarie, none.
Unto y" 23 of Februaryc, none,
Unto y*^ 2 of Marche, none.
Unto y"^ 9 of Marche, none.
Unto y** 16 of Marche, none.
Unto y"" 23 of Marche, none.
Unto y'' 30 of Marche, none.
Unto y'' 6 of Aprill, one.
Unto yM3 of Aprill, none.
Unto y« 20 of Aprille, none.
Unto y*' 27 of Aprile, none.
Unto y'' 4 of May, none.
Unto y^ 11 of May, none.
Unto y« 18 of May, none.
Unto y^ 25 of May, none.
Unto y*^ 1 of June, none.
Unto y® 8 of June, none.
Unto y*^ 15 of June, none.
Unto y'' 22 of June, none.
Unto y^ 29 of June, none.
Unto y® 6 of Julii, none.
Unto y^ 13 of Julii, none.
Unto ye 20 of Julii, none.
Unto y'= 27 of Julii, none.
Unto y^ 3 of August, none.
Unto y*" 10 of August, none.
Unto y*^ 17 of August, none.
Unto y*^ 24 of August, 1.
Unto y*^ last of August, none.
Unto y*^ 7 of Septem. none.
Unto y*^ 14 of Septem. none.
Unto y*^ 21 of Septem. none.




146 stowe's memoranda.

Unto y« 28 of Septem. none.
Unto y^ 5 of October, none.
Unto y® 12 of October, none.
Unto y® 1 9 of October, none.
Unto y® 26 of October, none.
Unto y® 2 of November, none.
Unto y'' 9 of November, none.
Unto y® 16 of November, none.
Unto y6 23 of November, none.
Unto y® 30 of November, none.
Unto y^ 7 of December, none.
Unto y® 14 of December, none.
Unto y^ 21 of December, none.
Unto y® 28 of December, none.
Unto y^ 4 of January, one.
Unto y^ 11 of January, none.
Unto y® 18 of January, none.
Unto y^ 25 of January, none.
Unto y® 1 of February, one.
Unto y^ 8 of February, none.
Unto y^ 15 of February, none.
Unto y® 22 of February, none.
Unto y^ 1 of March e, none.
Unto y^ 8 of Marche, none.
Unto y^ 15 of Marche, none.
Unto y^ 22 of Marche, none.
1566. Unto y^ 29 of Marche, none.

Unto y^ 5 of Aprill, none.
Unto y® 12 of Aprill, none.
Unto y® 19 of Aprell, none.
Unto y® 26 of Aprell, none.
Unto y^ 3 of Maye, none.
Unto y^ 10 of May, none.
Unto y® 17 of May, none.

stowe's memoranda. 147

Unto y"^" 24 of i\Iay, one.
Unto y^ last of May, one.
Unto y*^ 7 of June, none.
Unto y'^ 14 of June, none,
Unto y'' 21 of June, one.
Unto y- 28 of June, none.
Unto y*' 5 of Julii, none.
Unto y^ 12 of Julii, one.
Unto y'' 19 of Julii, none.
Unto y® 26 of Julii, none.



From MS. Lambeth, 448.

1307. Coronacio Regis Edwardi Carnarvan apud Westmonas-
terium 14 Kal. Decembris, qui duxit Isabellam Regis Francie

[This is the first of a series of chronological notes of which almost
all prior to Henry VI. are here omitted, being destitute of historical

1390. Mulier apud Cok in Le Chepe erat combusta et ij pandox-
atores sine reatu et immunes suspensi.

1409. Filii Regis verberati in Estchepe.

1411. The gold coyne alayed.

1412. Dominus Cobham arestatus et fracto carcere fugit.

1413. Coronacio Henrici V" Regis apud Westmonasterium ix
die Aprilis, dominica in Passione Domini, in magno frigore et gelu,
&c. Et insurrectis Domini de Holdcastel domini de Cobham.

1422. Henricus vj"^ Rex qui incepit regnare primo die Septembris
Anno Domini 1422, ille existens infra (?)* iij quarter' anni aetatis.
Hie incepit Newgate edificari.

1423. Dominus Johannes Mortemer suspensus.

1425. Contentio inter London' et episcopum Wynion'.

1426. Hie factus fuit episcopus Wynton' cardinalis.

1429. Coronatio Henrici vj^' Regis apud Westmonasterium.

1430. Jak Scharp erat tractus et suspensus propter insurrexionem ,

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1431. Coronatio Regis nostri Angliae apud Parisium.

1432. Concilium generalc apud Basyle, et stcUa comata visa per
XV dies.

1433. Gelu magnum et pestilcntia magna.
143o. Du.x Burgundie obsedebat Calisiam.

1436. Dux Burgundie f'ugit et ejus obsidium erat combustum.

1437. Pons lapidcus London' fregit et cecidit in Tamisiam.
1441. Domina Elinora Cobham egit publicam pcnitcntiam

London', et quedam phitonissa et incantatrix combusta.

1444. Campanile de Waltam crematum est.

1445. Campanile Sancti Pauli, London', cremavit ab hora tercia
post nonam usque ad lioram novenam in vigilia Purificationis, et
Coronacio Margarete Reg-ine.

1446. Interfectio ducis Glowcestrie apud Bury, et quinque
homines suspensi et tamen non mortui.

1449. Dux Suffolchie captus in mari et interfectus, et Norman-
nia perdita. Communitas Cancie insurrexit.

1450. Gasconia et Gyan perdite erant.

1452. Dux Eboracensis cepit carapum in xl"'* an (?) in Blakheth
in Cancia contra ducem de Somershet.

1453. In festo Sancti Edwardi Regis, id est iij° idus Octobris,
natus erat Edwardus princeps, filius Regis Henrici vj*' et Margarete
Regine, apud Westmonasterium.

1455. xj kl. Junii dux de Somersheth et plures alii interfecti
sunt apud Sanctum Albanum.

1456. xiij° die mensis Novembris, dominus Egremond aufugit
extra Nugate, Lond', qui incarceratus erat pro pace conservanda et
obligatus per se et per alios erga certos dominos in xvij mill' marc.

Memorandum quod anno Domini M.CCCC.xlvj vel xlvij, et anno
regni Regis Henrici vj" xxv°, circa festum Purificationis Beate
Marie, ei'at parliamentum apud Bury tentum, ubi Rex erat vigilatus
et protectus qualibet nocte et die illuc veniens ubicumque jacuit,
apud Royston, Cantebr', Novum Mercatum, et apud Sanctum Ed-
mundum, quasi cum Ix"^ milibus hominum et villanis, ad excita-


tionem et concilium domini Pole ducis tunc tempore Suffolcliie,
pre timore domini Umfray ducis Glowcestrie Regis avunculi, qui,
nichil malum cogitans vel suspicans, venit a Wallia juxta prseceptum
Regis ad parliamentum predictum ut haberet benevolentiam et
gratiam Regis pro domina Elienora uxore sua, ut dictum erat, in
Wallia inclusa et incarcerata. Verumtamen ad presentiam Regis
venire minime potuit, nee cum eo loqui, sed clam missis a latere
Regis, ut dicitur, ad eundem ducem quibusdam dominis secreto in
camera ejus, ubi quid extitit ei dictum vel factum, diversi diversa
suspicantur et dicunt ; sed sine dubio post recessum dominorum
ab eo taliter infirmabatur quod nullo modo ultra iij dies vivere ^
potuit, nulla tamen lesione corporali exterius apparente; quo mortuo

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