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spowsed Quene Margerett, Kynge Phelippes sister of Fraunce ; and
upon hir he begatte ij sonnes, Thomas Bretherton, Erie Marchall,
and Emond of Wodstoke his bro]?er. And when he had regned well
and worthely all moste xxxv yere he died, and lithe at Westmester
M'cccvij'^.

Anno Domini m'cccvj, Invencio nove solempnitatis Corporis
Christi.

After him regnid his sonne Edward of Carnarvan, and he was
crowned at Westmester the xx dale of Feverell in the yere of
our Lorde M^CCCvij®. And in the same yere he spoused Isabell,
Kyng Phelippes doughter of Fraunce, in the chirche of Bolayne,
and he bro3t hir in to Englond. And in the same yere folowinge
were the Templers dist[r]oied thorowe all Cristendome for hir
mysbeleve and untrowith that they used.

Anone after Robert le Bruse, Kynge of Scotland, came oute of
Nor the Wales with a grete pussaunce of peple and werred sore in
Northehomberlonde and distroyed all the contrey. And than Kynge
Edward was scomfide and put to flight and many of his lordis
slayne, for ther was so grete nombre of Scottis, x men ayenest one
Englisshe man. The batayll was upon Seint Johns daye Baptist, in
the yere of our Lord M^cccxij*^ yere, and in the "v*^ yere of his
regno. And in the same yere was borne at Wyndesore Edward the
Thred, upon Seint Bricis daye. And in the xv yere of his regne fell
grete debate be twene the kynge and the gode lordis of this lond
for thei helden with the comyne wele of ]?e lond. Wherfor Sir
Thomas, the gode Erie of Lancaster, was be heded at Pomfrett, and
many o];er barons and knyghtes for the same cause, and all



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tlirough the false counscU of the Spencers, the fader and the

Sonne, the whichc were the robbers of this londe. And in the

same yere fell a grete derthe in this londc, for a quarter of whete Quartcikun fniiiicnti,

was soldo for xls., the yere of our Lord m'cccxxj'^. After that, '

by flilse counsaill off" the Spencers, Kynge Edward exiled Quene

Isabelle his wiffe, and Sir Edwarde his eldest sonne, oute of

Englond, and went in to Fraunce; and after that thei came a yene

in to Englond with a grete strenthe of people. And Sir John

Hennawde, the erles brother of Ilennawde, come with hem with

all the power that lie myght to strenthe hem in right ; and thei

londed fast by Ilerwiche in Southefolke; tho all the centre fell

to them and held with hem to distroye the venym of London.

And anone thei toke the kynges counsellours, that is to sey, the

ilidcr and sonne called the; Spencers and jMaister Robert Baldok, a

fals peled clerke, that was chaunceler of Englond. And Maister

Water Stapilton, that was ]>o Bysshoppe of Exceter and Tresourere

of Engelond, and ]>e Erie of Arondell, and many o]>er that was

consent to them, thei were done to dethe in sondrye wise, some

hanged and quarterd and some beheded. And so by counsayll of

all the lordis of Englond, Kynge Edwarde of Carnarvan was

deposed and put downe of his kyngdome, in the yere of our Lorde

m'cccxxvj'=, in the xix yere of his regne.

And anone after that was Kyng Edward the Thred of Wyndsore Edwardus iij ['^'''•]
crowned at Westmester the first day of Feverell, and in the xv yere P°^* Conqnestum,
of his age; and this Kynge Edwarde was called the floure of knyghte-
hodc of all Cristendome. And in the same yere, through counsell of
Quene Isabell and Sir Roger Mortymcr, was Sir Edward of Carnarvan
bro5t from the castell of Kyllingworthe to Bcrklc, and fro thcns to
the castell of Corffe ; and ther he was mortherd bctwenc ij fef^cr
beddis, and an bote brcnynge spitt put in his fondcment, and so
brent his bodi with in ; and that was on Seint ALitheus daye in
Septembre; and tho was he enterred at Glowccter. And in the
nexto yere folowynge Kynge Edward spowscd Quene Phclippe, the
Erles doughtcr of Hennawde, at Yorke, upon the feste of Conver-
cion of Seint Poule, the yere of our Lord M'cccxxvij". And



22 A SHORT ENGLISH CHRONICLE.

while Kynge Edward was of tender age he suffred many prejudice
done in Engelonde, for Quene Isabell and Sir Roger Mortymer
ruled all Engelond as hem liked. But aftir Kin^ Edward redressed
hit full wele bi his discrete counsel!, and chastesid the traytors and
the rebellis of Englond full wele and manfully. And in the third
yere of his regne, Edmond of Wodstok, that was the kynges uncle,
was be hedid at Wynchestre wrongfully, and all thro we Sir Eoger
Mortymer that was late made Erie of IMarche; and sone aftir, for
his grete covetise and falshede that he did to al the realme, he was
drawen and hanged at Tiborne upon Seint Andres evyn, the v yere
of his regne. After that, he went in to Scotlond, and conqured
a yene all ]?e fewte and homage that the Scottes owid to the crowne
off Englond. And in the vj yere of his regne was the batayle at
Hayldon Hill besides Berwyk ; and at that batayle was slayne
xxxvMVijc and xij of Scottes and nombred by herawdes, and of
Englissh men but xxvij persones, thanked be God, for this was
a grete victorye. And this was upon Seint Margaretes even, the
yere of our Lorde M'cccxxxij. And after that he conquered all
Scotlond, and made the Kynge of Scottes his liege man, to do him
fewte and homage as he ought of right. And in the xiiij yere of
his regne Kynge Edwarde made him redy with a grete nombre of
peple for to go in to Fraunce, for to chalange the crowne be. right
tytell and erytaunce by his moder Quene Isabell. And Kynge Karoll
died with oute issewe, and Phelipp Yaleys, his emys sonne, ocupyed
the crowne ayenes right. And so Kynge Edward and his oste were
shipped taward Fraunce, and thought to lande in Flaundres ther
as Phelippe of Valoys was with grete navye of dyverse nacions.
And so Kynge Edward and his oste aryved with his navy in the
haven of Skluse. And the viij day off Julii ther was a grete bataylle,
and ther was slayne of the Frensshe partye xxxm' men, and ouic
kynge toke |jer many grete shippis and cogges and hulkes. And
so that tyme Kynge Edwarde hade a gracious victory, in the yere
of our Lord m'ccCxI. And in the xviij yere of his regne the kynge
made his eldest sonne Edward, Prince of Walys, Duke of Corn-
wayle and Erie of Chester. And in the xxj yere of his regne wa




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the bataylle of Crcsscy, the xxvj daye of August. Ther were slayne
and take many gretc lordis of Fraunce, and the Frensshe kyngc
■\v£is put to flight, the yere of our Lorde m'cccxIvj''. And in the
therday of Septenibrc nexte folowing Kyngc Edward laidc scge to
Calys, tlie wliiche contenewcd unto the iij daye of August, the
nexte ycre after, and than hit was yelden iip for evir, bothe towne
and castcll, the ycre M'.iijc.xlvij*'. And in the same ycre duriugc
the scge was the Jvynge olF Scottes sore worry nge in Englond, and
robbed and revid the contre aboute Derham ; and so ther was taken
Kyngc David of Scotlonde, the Erie Mountyf, Sir William Douglas,
and many o]>cr, the whiche were brought to the Tourc of London;
and than was the Kynge of Scotlonde taxed at an cm', marke to be
paid in x yere daye. And in the nexte yere after was the gretc
pestilence at London, from Michelmas to Lammas. And in the
XXV yore of his regne ther was a grete bataill on the see with the
Spaynardes upon the coste of Wynchilsey, and ther were taken
xxiiij'' grete shippis off Spayne. And in the xxviij yere of his
regne was a corde made be twcnc Kyng Edward and the Frensshe
kynge, so that he shulde have Normandye, Gascoyne, and Gyane
in pees. And anone after died Phelippe of Valeys. Tho was his
Sonne John made Kynge of Fraunce, and he did myche harme in
Gascoyne, and distroyed all the centre. Tho went Prince Edward
to Burdcux for to kepe the contrey. After the one and therty yere
of his regne was the bataylle of Peyters, the xx day of Septembre;
and ther was taken Kynge John of Fraunce and Phclipp his sonne,
and many o]>er lordis, the whiche Prince Edward brought in to
Englond to Kyng Edwarde his fader; the whiche Kyng John
was taxed at iij melyons of scutis, that is to sey, vCm'.^j. of mony.
And in the xxxilij yere of his regno Syr John off Gawnte, Erie of
Ptychemond, that was Kyng Edwardes therde sonne, spoused Dame
Blanche, Duke Ilenryes doughter of Lancastre, by dispensacion of
the Pope, the xiiij day of Julij, and than was made pees be twene
Englond and Fraunce. And the nexte yere after was the grete
wyndc upon Scynt ^laurys daye in June, A" m'.CCCxIj. Also the



24 A SHORT ENGLISH CHRONICLE.

same yere be for the grete wynde was J>e secunde pestilence, in the
whiche died the noble man and myghty Harry, Duke of Lancaster.
And than was Sir John of Gaunte, Erie of Rychemond, made Duke
of Lancaster, for he hade spowsed Duke Henry doughter. And in
the same yere Prynce Edward spoused the Countes of Kentt; also
in |;e same yere Sir Lionell, Kynge Edwardes sonne, was made
Duke of Clarence, and Sir Edmond of Langley was made Duke of
Yorke, and Sir Thomas Wodstok was made Duke of Glowcester.
Alle thes v lordes were Kyng Edwardis sonnes. And in the xxxix
yere of his regne came iij kynges in to this londe for to speke with
Kyng Edward, that is to sey, the kynge of Siprys, the kynge of
Fraunce, and the Kynge of Scotlond; and in the same yere died
Kyng John off Fraunce, in Engelonde, at Savoye, in J^e Dukis
place of Langastre. And in the xlj yere of his regne was Richard,
Prince Edwardes sonne, born at Burduex; and in the xliij yere of
Kynge Edwarde dyed that noble Quene Philippe of Englond, and
lithe at Westmester enterred, the yere of oure Lord M^ccclxix.
And in the same yere was a grete derthe in Engelond, a busshell of
whete was worthe xl d. Also the xlvij yere of his regne the Duke
of Lancaster spoused the kynges doughter of Spayne, and the Duke
of Yorke spoused that oj^er doughter. And in the 1. yere of his
regne dyed the noble Preince Edwarde, the viij day of Jun, in the
feste of the Trinite, and lieth at Caunterbury. And in the nexte
yere folowynge died the noble conquerour Kynge Edwarde the iij^,
of Wyndsore, flour of knyghthode, at Shene the xxj daye of June,
and lieth worthely enterred at Westmester, in the yere of our Lorde
m'cccIxxvj".
Ricardus ii"S filius And in the Ij yere of his regne regned Richard the Secounde,

the whiche was Prince Edwardis sonne after the right lyne, and he
was crowned kynge at "Westmester the xvj day of Julij, in the yere

'^ The annotixtor here commits the gross blunder of representing Richard II. as
the son, instead of grandson, of Edward III.; and, not content with this inaccuracy
in the margin, he has written over "Prince Edwardis sonne" in the text the words
" Edwardus iij"' " above the line.



Edwardi Tercii.



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a forseydc, at tlie age of xj. And whiles tlie kynge was in yonge

age certeyn lordis of the reahne ruled the londe as hem list ; and so

thei made an ordenauncc amonge hem in the iiij yere of his regno

that every man, woman, and childe in this londe of the age of xiiij

yere and above shulde paye to tallage iiij d., pore man and other;

the Avhiche ordenaunce was cause of" myche troiible and sorowe in

this londe. Whertbr anone after in the somer folowino-e for the

comyns of this londe a resyn up in diverse parties of the reahne and

deden myche harme, the whiche was called the hurlyng tyme, The Ilurlyng tymc.

the yere of our Lord M^CCC.lxxxj'^.

And the comenys of Kent and Essex rysen up and gaderd hem
togeder, and came to London the xiiij day of Junij, and as it fell in
the yere hit was the Fridaye after Corpus Christi daye, and they
toke Sir Symond Sudbery, Erchebisshoppe of Caunterburye, and
Sir Robert Halis, Priour of Scint Johnis, and a White Frere, that
was the kynges confessore, and other mo, and brought hem to the
Toure Hill and smoten of her hedis, and come a yene to London,
and slowe men of lawe and false juges, and all the alyauntes that
thei couthe owher fynde, and smoten of her hedis and toke awey
ther godis, and wenten to Savey and distroyed and wasted all that
was ther, and sett fyre on the place when they went, and dedyn
moche harme in many placis with in the cite and with oute at
AA^estmester ; thei sparid none. And this horlynge endured iij dayes,
and no man durst seit upon hem, the nombre was so grete. And
]?e jMonday folowing William Walworthe, that tyme being Meyre Wylliam Walworth
of London, slowe Jack Strawe with his owne hondes, and lete
smyte of his hede, and set it on London Brigge. And a none, as
the capteyn was dcde, every man iled a wey as hit had never ben
thei. And the v yere of his regne Kynge Richard spoused Quene
Anne, the kynges doughter of Beam and Emperour of Almayne,
apon Seint Fabian and Sebastians daye, in the Abbaye of West-
mester. And upon Seint Yincentes daye*^ nexte folowynge she was

* After " Seint Vincentes daye " about a line and a-half is crossed out, beginning
" of ilay was the Erthe quake." The erased words occur in the text immediately below ;
which shows that the MS. is here a copy and that the ti'anscriber had missed a line.
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26 A SHORT ENGLISH CHRONICLE.

crowned. And in the same yere, the xxj daye of May, was the
Terre motus. erthequake, the Wenesday a for Witsonday, the yer of our Lord

M^ccc.lxxxij*'. And in the nexte yere folowing Syr Richard
Spencer, Bysshuppe of Norwyche, went over the see in to Flaundres
with holy water stickys, and ther he gate the towne of Gravenyng,
BorboroAve, Dunkerk, and Newporte. And ther Avas done a grete
bataylle be twene the Englisshe men and the Flemynges, but the
Englisshe men had the victorye. And in the xj yere of Kynge
Richarde v lordis of Englond a ryssen at Ratcote to brynge in the
discenccion the rebellis j)at were that tyme in the reahne. The
first was Sir Thomas of Wodstok, the kynges uncle and Duke of
Gloucester, and Sir Richard, Erie of Arondell, and Sir Richard,
Erie of Warwyk, Sir Henry Bolyngbrok, Erie of Derby, and Sir
Thomas Moubraye, Erie of Notyngham. And these v lordes seynge
the myschefe and falssed of the Kynges Counsell, these v lordes
thought to amend hit, and a none the chefe lordes of the kynges
counsell fled over the see; that is to say, Sir Elysander Novell,
Erchebisshuppe of Yorke, and Sir Robert Vere, Marques of Develyn,
the Erie of Oxenford, and Sir Michell Poole, Erie of Southefolk,
and Chaunseler of Englond. And thes lordes went over the see and
came no more a yene, for ther they dyed; sone after was Sir Robert
Tresylyan, justice. Sir Nicoll Brembre, knyght and alderman of
London, and Sir John Salysbury, knyght of the kynges householde,
and Thomas Huske, sergeauntes of armes, and Thomas Blake,
clerke of the kynges house, were drawen, hanged, and by heded at
Tiborne. And Sir Symonde Beverle, a knyght of the garter, and
Sir John Bechamp, knyght and stiward of the kynges housholde,
a[nd] Sir James Berners, and oj^er mo were be hedid at the Toure
Hill. And in the xvij yere of his renge dyed the Queue Anne in
J?e maner of Shene upon Witsondaye, and lithe at Westmester, the
yere of our Lord Mlccc.iiij'^''xiiij°.

And in the xx yere of his regno Kyng Richarde spoused Queue
Isabell the kynges doughter of Fraunce in the towne of Caleys,
and after she was brought in to Englond and crowned at Westmester
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nexte folowyngc, by cvill exitacion and flilse counsell, and for puve
malice that Kynge Richardc liad to his uncle and to other lordcs, he
rode to Phischey, and ther Kyng Richard a rested hem with his
ownc handes, Sir Thomas of Wodstock Duke of Glowcester, and
comaundcd him to Caleys, and there he ^yas morthered bctwene ij
fcder beddcs; and on Seint ]\latheus day nexte after was Sir Richard,
the gode Erie of Aroundell, be heded at the Toure Hill, and Sir
Richard Erie of Warwyk and the Lorde Cobham were dampncd
at Westmester to perpctuell preison. And in the same yere fell
grete dissencion be twene the Erie of Derby and Sir Henry Bolyng-
broke, the whiche was made Duke of Herfford, and the Erie IMarehall,
that was newe made Duke of Xorthefolke for scrteync poyntes, in
so myche they waged batayll to have fought with in listes, and ther
place was assigned at Coventre where ]?'' batayll shulde be. But
at the last the kynge of his gode grace toke hit in his honde and
wolde not suiFre hem to fyght, but exiled the Duke of Herfford
for the term of x yere and the Duke of Northfolke for ever. And
Sir Thomas Aroundel, Erchebisshuppe off Caunterbury, deposyd of
his cee and exiled for ever. Tho went thes lordes in to dyverse
londes. And a none Kyng Richard sett all Englond to ferme to iiij
person es, to Sir William Scrowpe," Busshe, Bagott, and Grene,
the whiche bro3t in myche tene. And Kyng Richard went him
selffe in to Irelond. Anone came tidynges in to Fraunce to Sir
Henry Bollyngbroke whate governaunce was in Engelond, and
anone he came downe to Caleys Avith his meyne that he had, and
met ther with Sir Thomas of Arondell, "pat was Erchebyssbuppe of
Caunterbery, and cam over the see in to Englond a yene, and londed
at Ravonspor in the northe contre. And when thei were londed
all the contre fell downe to them and were joifull of his comynge
in helpinge of hem and destroyenge of the fals rule and governaunce
of the londe. This was in the xxij yere of the regno of Kynge

» The original text read " Sir John Busshe;" but "John" is crossed through and
" Wylliam Scrowpe " inserted in the margin by another hand, with a caret in the
text after the cancelled word.



28 A SHORT ENGLISH CHRONICLE.

Kichard. Than came he home cute of Irlond in haste, and come
to the Castell of Flyntt, and thought to take his counsell whate was
best to done. Anone all is men forsoke him and lefte him alone.
Tho was Kynge Richarde taken and doen in warde in the Toure
of London, and by comon assent of al the lorclis of Englonde he
was deposed and put downe of this riall realme and kyngdome.
Tho he was put in to the Castell of Pomffrett and kept full streyte
terme of his lyfe. And than was Sir William Scrowpe, Busshe,
Baggott, and Grene were done to dethe for her false covetise.''^ Aftir
the deposinge of Kynge Richard the ij'^''', Henry of Bolyngbrok, Erie of
Derby, Duke of Herford, and Duke of Lancaster, by all the Comyns
Henricus iiij'"^ assent was made kynge for his worthines. And so Henry the iiij'^

was crowned at Westmester upon Seint Edwardis daye in Octobre,
the yere of our Lord M'.CCC.iiij^'^xix®. And a none after he made
Henry his eldist sonne Prince of Walys, Duke of Cornwayle and
Erie of Chester, And in the fyrst yere of his regno Kynge Richard
died in the Castell of Poumffrett and was beryed at Langeley. On
whose soule God have mercy. And in the same yere the Duke of
Surrey, the Duke of Excester, the Erie off Salisbury, the Erie of
Glowcester, and o]?er moo of ther affynite were accorded to sle the
kynge at Cristmas a twelflfe nyght, with a momynge at Wyndsore.
But the kynge had knowlech ther of, and came to London in haste.
And tlies lordes wiste wele that they were be wrayed and fled awaye,
and after they were taken and put to dethe.

William Conqicerour}
Wylliam Conquerourc This myghti William, Duke of Normandie, as bokes olde maketh
reyned xxj yere. mencion, be juste title and by chevalrye made kynge be conquest

" There is no stop here iu the MS. the punctuation of which is evidently wrong.
The sentence ends with "Kynge Richard," the words " the ij'^"^ " being added by the
corrector's hand. A mark is also put to indicate the beginning of a new sentence at
" Henry of Bolyngbrok."

1^ What follows is a corrupt text of Lydgate's Verses en the Kings of England
which I printed from another MS. in " Collections of a London Citizen " edited for
the Camden Society in 1876. They are here printed precisely as they stand in this M



A SHORT ENGLISH CHRONICLE. 29

of Brutes Albyon, put outc Ilarroklc and tokc possession, and bare
the crownc full xxj yerc, burycd at Cane, thus saithe the crone-
klere.

Next in ordrc succession William KufFus, his sonnc, crowned Wylliam Rufus xiiij
kynge with godo devocion, distroyed chirches of olde and newc ^'''''^'"
bildinge for to make a forest plesaunt for huntynge; xiiij yere he
bare his crowne in dedc; beryed at ^^'ynchcster, in the cronekle ye
may rede.

His bro]?er nexte, called the fyrst Henrye, was at London iierry the fyrst,
crow[n]cd kynge, as y fyndc, whose broj^er Robert, Duke of Nor- ^^^"J y^^.
mandye, be ganne on him to werre, the cronycle maketh mynde.
Reconciled, all rancoure sett be hynde, full xxxiij, be record of
writynge, yerys he regned; beryed at Redynge.

His cosyne Stephen, whan first Henry was dede, tawarde Eng- Stepliyn, xix yere.
lond can crosse his sayle; the Erchebysshope sett upon his hede a
riche crowne, beynge of his counsell; xix yere with sorowe and
grete travaile he bare his crowne, had he no rest; at Fevershain
lithe beryed in his chcste.

Harry the Secounde, sonne to tliEmpryse, was crowned nexte, llcny the ij'', xxxv
a full manly knyght, as bokes olde playnly dothe expresse ; this ^
saide Henry, be fbrwarde forse and myghte, slowe Seint Thomas for
Holy Chirche right ; xxxv yere reyned, hit is made in mynde. Att
Fownt Everard lythe beryd, as I fynde.

Richard his sonne, next be succession, fyrst of that name, stronge, Kithai-de ihc fyrst,
hardy, and notable, was crowned kinge; called Cure de Lyon, with Lyoirix^-erc ^*^
Sarsyne hedis servid at his table; slayne at Gayliarde by deth full
Icmentable; the space of him regned fully ix yere; his herte beryed
at Rome" at the high autere.

Nexte Kynge Richard regned his bro]?er John; after sone entred Kyng Joim, xviij
'into Fraunce, lost Anjoye and Normandy anone. This londe entir- ^*^'®"
Jited by his governaunce, and, as it is put in remembraunce, xviij
vers was kyng of this region; lithe at Worseter, dede with poyson.

Hanry the iij®, his sonne, of ix yere of age, was at Gloucetcr iien-y the iij'"',
* So in MS., instead of Rone, ?. e. Rouen. ^'■■' ^^^^^'



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Edwarde the fyrs[t,]
xxxy yere, with the
longe sh[aiikes].



Edward the 1]'^%
called Edwar[de of]
CaniarT[on], xix
yere.



Edwarde the iij'^, lij
yere.



Rycharde the ij''%
xxij yere.



Herry the iiij"', xiiij
yere.



Herry the v**", ix yere



crowned, as I rede; longe werr lie had with his baronage, gretly
delited in almesdede ; Ivj yere he regned I rede ; beryed at West-
mester, by recorde of writinge. The day of Seint Edward was
made kynge.

Edward the First, with shankes longe, was after crowned, that
was a gode knyght; wanne Scotlond, magry the Scottes strongej
and all Walls, spite of her myght; durynge his lyve manteyne
trouthe and right; xxxv yere he was kynge; lithe at Westmester for
troirthe and no lesynge.

Edward, his sonne, called Carnarvan, succedinge after to make
his alyaunce, as the cronekyll will recorde, wedded the doughter of
the Kynge of Fraunce. Thomas Lancaster, by dethe he toke
vengaunce; xix yere helde he his rigalye. Beryed at Glowcester
as bokes specefie.

The iij*^ Edward, borne at Wyndsore, myche in knyght hode he
hade gre preise; enherytor of Fraunce, with outen more, bare in
his armes iij lyons and iij floures de lyse. And he gate Caleys with
his prudent devyse. Kegned in Englond lij °- yere, lyth at "Westmester,
this seith the Cronecle[re].

Sonne to Prince Edwarde, Kynge Eichard the ij. In whose
tyme was pees and plenty. Wedded Quene Anne, of Almayne,
as it is fownde; Isabell of Fraunce, who lust to see; xxij yere, he
regned here parde. At Langley buryed first, so stode the case.
After to Westmester his body caryed was.

Harry the fourthe, nexte crowned in certeyne, a famouse knyght
and of grete semblenesse, from his exile whan he came home
agayne, travaylled after with wer and grete sekenes; xiiij yere
regned in sothnesse. Buryed at Caunterbery, in that holy place
God of his mercy do his soule grace.

The v^ Henrye, of knyghthode lodester, wyse and right manly to
termyne right. Fortunate preved in pees and werre. Erthly
expert and mercyall displyn, worthi to stonde a nionge the worthie



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A SHOUT ENGLISH CHKONICLE. 31

ix. Regned ix ycre, who list have rcwardc ; licth at Wcstmcstcr
not far from Scint Edwarde.

Harry the vj°, crowned at Westmcster and at Paryse; in his llcrry the vj'^ xxxix
youthc he had grcte noblcnes, bothc in Englond and Fraunce ; and ^^''*^"
in his last daies thcr Cell gretc distauncc tlirough his false counscU
that was covetowse, he was put downc from the crowne by all the
comyns. So he regned kynge here all moste xxxix yere.


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