James Gairdner.

Three fifteenth-century chronicles, with historical memoranda by John Stowe, the antiquary, and contemporary notes of occurrences written by him in the reign of Queen Elizabeth online

. (page 9 of 20)
Online LibraryJames GairdnerThree fifteenth-century chronicles, with historical memoranda by John Stowe, the antiquary, and contemporary notes of occurrences written by him in the reign of Queen Elizabeth → online text (page 9 of 20)
Font size
QR-code for this ebook


Scalis, the Lord Lovell, the Erie of Kendale, Thorpe, and Browne
of Kentt, and many galy men, with o]7er peopulh, went to the
Toure of London, and made grete werre a yenes the cite. And in
the mene tyme thes o|)er lordcs sent to the meire and to the statis
of the cite for to have all ther hertes. And a none ther was sent
sertayne aldermen and comynes for to well come them ; and so they
came with all ther pussaunce of pepuU in to Sowthwerke. And
on the morowe they came, to the nombre of xbi', to London Brigge,
and toke downe suche hedis as were there, and beryed them at Seint
Mangnus; and so they rode forthe to Seint Powlys and ther ofi'erd.
And ]7cre mett with them tlie Erchebysshoppe of Cawnterbury,

CAMD. SOC. L



74 A SHORT ENGLISH CHRONICLE.

withe many other bysshoppes, and the raeire and the aldermen,
with all the statis of the cite; and ther was declared all the poyntis
and pardon to all the realme. And than all thes lordis went to the
Grey Frerys and helde ther a counsell on the Thorsday. And on
the Fryday they went to the Gclde halle, and ther was endited
many j)ersones and putt in presone. And sone after rode the Erche-
bysshoppe of Caunterbury, the Bysshoppe of Excester, and many
other bysshoppis, and a legett,^ and the Erie of Marche, and the
Erie of Warwyke, the Lord Faconbryge, the Lorde Bowser, and
his sonnes, with myche other pepull of Kent, Southesex, and Esex,
tawarde the kynge with grete ordenauncc; and the Erie of Salys-
bury, the Lorde Cobham, and Sir John Wenlock, were lefte in the
cite of London with the meire. And forthe with the Lord Cobham
and the shoreifes went and laide grete ordenaunce a yenes the Toure
on the towne syde, and Sir John Wenlok, an[d] Harow mercer,
kept on Seint Katerynes side, and myche harrae done on bothe
parties. And in all placis of London was grete watche for doute of
tresoun. And then they skyrmysed to gedir, and myche harme
was done dayly. And on the Thorsdye, the ix"^'' day of Julie, was
the batayll be syde Northhampton in the Newfelde be twene Plar-
syngton and Sandyfforde, and ther was the kynge take in his tcnte.
And ther was slayne tlie Duke of Bockyngham, the Erie of Shrovys-
bury, the Vycounte Bemonde, the Lord Egremonde, and Sir
William Lucy, and many other knyghtes and squyers, and many
comyners were drowned. And than the Erie of Marche, and the
Erie of Warwyke, with o]>ev lordis, brought the kynge to North-
ampton with myche rialte. And so the kynge with his lordis came
to London, with him the Erie of Marche; J»6 Erie of Warwyke
bare the kynges swerde. And ther came with the kynge the
Bysshoppe of Caunterburye, withe many other bysshoppes and
lordis. And the Erie of Salysbury rode a yenes the kynge withe
myche rialte; and then was called and sett a Parlement. And on

" Francesco Coppini, bishop of Teramo.
^ Should be the 10th, which was Thursday.



A SHORT ENGLISH CHRONICLE. 75

the Fryday after the kyngc hcrdc the masse of Jesus at Poulys,

and so went a proccssyon thorowc the cite. And on that same daie

was the Towre yohicn. And on the Satyrday Sir John Wcnlok

and Harowe mercer were sent to tlie Toure to put hem to warde

that were gilty, mid so thei dide; l)ut they sent the Tjord Scalys a The Lorde Scalys

\ " A J J.T . 1 1 ii 1 • 11 slavne the xx"' day f £

wey prevely. And that was pcrccyved by the shippmen, and they juiy, A^D'ni M'.iiij.<=

laide watche and tokc liim, and slowe him and leyde him naked ^^'
in Seint ]\Iary Overes chirche yerde. And forthe with the Erie of
Warwyke rode to the Toure, and ther he made a proclamacion, and
all a boute the cite, chargynge that no maner of persone shuld not
sle, nor stelle, nor morder, on pcyne of dethe. And the same day
dyned all the bysshoppes and lordis with the meire. And on the
AVenesday aftir the lordis and the meire went to the Gildhall, and
they comaundid the shorevys to fette the prisoners from the Toure,
and so they fcghte Senkeler, and Browne of Kent, Okeley, j\Ionkys,
Davy John, Fawkoner, with oJ>er, Avhiche were reyned, and some
were dampned of tresoun, and were drawe and hanged, and her
hedis smytten of. And this yere Thorpe was goinge a wey, and he
was disgysed, but he was take and brought to London a yene with a
newe shave crowne, and so brought to the Erie of Salysbury place,
and afterwarde sent to the Toure of London. This yere came the
Duke of Yorke and his sonne Erie of Rotlonde oute of Irlonde to
Westmester, to the forsaide Parlement, on a Friday, the x day of
Octobre, cleymynge his right and titell, where in the lordis were a
yenes him, but that was afterward full dere bought. And ther it
was argued and prevyd be twene Kynge Harry and the seid duke,
with all ther wise counsell, spirituall and temporall, in the seid
Parlement, that "p^ right of the crowne is of Inglond and of
Fraunce to ^ seid duke and his eyres perteyneth and longethe,
and to none othir. And yett they be liege men a yene to Kyno-
Henry for his lyve tyme, and eche to o|?er sworne to be trewe, and
hit was proclamed.

r John Lambard )

Kichard Lee, Maire | ^.^^^^^^ Flomynge j ^' ^•^^^^^-



76



A SHORT ENGLISH CHRONICLE.



Wakefelde on new
yere evyn.



The Secunde Batell
Tat] Seynt Albons.



This yere the Duke of Yorke, the Erie of Rotland, and the Erie
of Salysbury, with myche o]?er pepuU, rode northewarde to kepe her
Crystmas. And there lay in her wey at Wakefelde to stope hem
the Duke of Excester, the Duke of Somersett, the Erie of Wilde-
shire, the Lord Eoose, with other lordys and myche other pepull,
and so fell upon hem and slowe the Duke of Yorke, the Erie of
Rotlonde, the Erie of Salysbury, and Harowe and Pekerynge,
mercers, and myche other pepull; and this was done on newe
yeris evyn. And a none after the qviene reysed all the northe and
all o]?er pepull by the wey, compelled, dispoyled, rubbed, and dis-
troyed all maner of cattell, vetayll, and riches to Seint Albones,
where V Duke of Northefolke, the Erie of Warwyke, and many
oj^er lordis with Kynge Harrye and grete multitude of comynes
and ordynaunce mett with hem with batayle, and slcwe myche
pepull on bothe the parties. And there Kynge Henry brake his
othe and grement made be twene hym and his trewe lordis, and so
wyckedly for sworne went to the contrary parte of the northe, and
disseyved his trewe lordis that stode in grete jopardy for his sake,
Northeffolke, Warwyke, with other moo, whiche were full fayne to
scape with her lyves, and the Lorde Bonvyle and Sir Thomas
Kyryell, that bode with the kynge and trusted on him, for he
graunted to save them ; and tlrey were be hedid evyn a for the
quene and prince so called at that tyme. And so the kynge and
the quene purposed for to come to London and do excucion upon
suche persones as was a yenes the quene ; but the comynes of the
cite wolde not suffer hem, nor none of herrys, to entyr in to
London ; and so they torned northewarde. And the Erie of Marche
callyd, after was kyng, kept his Crystmas at Glowceter. And when tythinges came that
"iijth^^ ' warce e ^^ lorde his fader and his brother with many ojjer lordys falsely
was mortherd and slayne, to hym the grettes hevynes that might
be, and how the northe was reysed like as it is a for wretyn com-
mynge southewarde, than a none he dide sende in to dyverse
shires of knowlache, and sone after he hadde xxx M^ of gode men
commyng to fyght with hem. Than came sodenly oj^er tidynges



M'\, the Erie of
Marche, fyrst so



A SnORT ENGLISH CHRONICLE. 77

tliat tlic Erie of Wildshirc and the Erie of Pembroke by see were

coinc in to ^\''alys with Frcns?licnicn and Brcttons, and Ircsshe

men, coniyng'c and rcysen Walys tliorowo purposynge hem for to

distroye hym, and he with all his men torned a ycne bacwarde in to

Walls and niett with hem at Mortymers Crosse, where that hit was Mortymcrs Crosse in

saide on a Sonday Candilmasday by the morowe appered the sonne "'^)-'*-

as iij sonnys sondry on hym in the estc and closyd a ycne to gcder.

And than he kneled doune on his kneis and made his prayers and

thanked God. And anone fresshly and manly he toke the feldo

upon his enemyes and put hem at flyght, and slewe of them iij m',

and some of ther capteyns were take and be hedidc, but Pembroke

and ^Yildshire stale a wey prevely disgysed and fled oute of the

contrey. And a none fbrthe with he made him redy a gayne in the

niarche of Walls, and on the Thorsday the first Aveke of Lenten he

came to London with xxx im' men of Westren men and Walsshmen,

Kentcs men and Esex men togeders, and so in feld and towne

everychone called Edward Kynge of Ingelond and of Eraunce. Md. Kyng Edward

And tfie iiij"' day of Marche he rode to Westmester and resseyved Iny^"tirt1iVnH'''day

the septor with his dio-nite. And also that tyme Sir Baudewyn of :\rarclie toke fyrst

T-' u' 1 I 1 i T "tt 1 1 xi hys septor with his

r ulrorde, knyght, and Haysond, squyer, were saylenge on the see iiicrnite, hut not hys

taward Brettayne for to reysse pepuU cigaynes Kynge Edwarde, but ""o^vne.

they were take and brought to Bristowe, and ther were drawe,

hanged, and quartered, and Sir Baudwyns hede caryed to Excester

and sate upon the castell yate. And than our Kynge Edwarde Palme Sonday fo[ldel

made him rcdy with hym the Duke of Northeffolke, the Eric of ^';;j^i^;;j.''J^^^^^^

AVarwyke, the Erie of Kent, Avith oJ?er lordis, knyghtes, and A" D'ni M'.iiijMxj".

squyers northewardc, and hem folowed grete multitude ofpcpuU,

and thei mette be side Shireborne with the lordcs of the northe on

ether syde lyke an C. :m'. And ther was slayne on bothe partes

xxxvj Ji'. vijc. Ixxvij. And ther wan Kynge Edwarde the fclde

thanked by Jesu. And than rode the kynge to Yorke and ther he

was rialy resseyved. And ther he in the castell toke the Erie of

Devynysshyre and oj^er mo, and did lett smyte of lier hedcs. And

Kynge Harrye fled with his quene and dy verse lordis with hem to



78 A SHORT ENGLISH CHRONICLE.

Berwyke, and they delyverd that towne and many o|;ere castelles

in the nortlie to the Scottis and to the Frensshemen for to have

socoure of hem. And after that Kynge Edward came a yene to

London, and ther he was lialy resseyved, and forthe with he was

Coronacio Edwardi crowned at Westmester the xxviij daye of June on Seint Petirs

D'n'i UCA^ '^"""' '^" evyn. And there he made his ij brethern dukys, that is to sey,

Lorde George Duke of Clarence, the Lorde Kichard Duke of

Glowcester, and he made many knyghtes and squyers.

Edwardus iiij'"«. Thes bethe the names of the Maires and Shoreffes of the Cite of

London in the tyme of the regne of Kynge Edward the Fourthe.

r John Locke \

Hugh Wyche, Maire | ^^^^^^ j^.^^^^^^ j A^ pnmo.

This yere was imagened and wrought grete treyson a yenes the
kynge by the menys of the Ei-le of Oxenford and his sonne Aubry,
with o]7er knyghtes and the kynges rebelles, traytors and adves-
saryes with oute the londe, the whiche tresones God sent the kynge
hym selfe knowleche, and anon they were taken and juged to dethe.
Fyrst the Lorde Aubrye was drawe the xx daye of Feverell thorowe
London to the Toure Hill, and ther he was behedid ; and the xxiij
day of Feveryll was Sir Thomas Tudnam, knyght, and Sir William
Tyrrell and John j\Iongomery, squyer, drawe from Westmester
thorowe London to the Toure Hill, and ther was be hedyd upon a
scaffold e. And the xxvj day of the same monthe was John Veer
the Erie of Oxynford led thorowe London to the Toure Hill, and
ther was be heded on the same scafFolde. And the fyrst d[a]y of
Marclie was Sir William Kenedy, knyght, led from Westmester
thorowe London to the Toure Hill, and ij other men with him, and
ther were be hedid on the same scaffold. Also this yere the Egill
on Poulis stepell was take downe for hit was broke, but whan hit
shulde be set up a yene he that shulde have set it up fell downe and
was dede, and so anojjer man was hired and sett up the Egyll the
iij daye of Juyll. This yere was dy verse of the castelles in the
northe yolden a yene to Kynge Edwarde.



A SHORT ENGLISH CIIUONICLE. 79

Thomas Cooke, \ William Hampton \ a„ •■..,

Mairc i Bartilmevve James J

This ycre Qucnc ]\Iargaict tokc Bamburgh, Anwykc, and Don-
synburgh with the nombrc of vj m' of Frensshcmcn ; and in this
same yere the kynge did make grcte gunnes and other grctc ordy-
nauncc at London, and did do cary hit in to the n^rthc contre.
And ther the kynge with thes lordis laide sege to thes castcUcs a
lor wrcten; the whiche were yolden, savynge Bambrough wold
not ycldc till the wallys were betten downe; and ther in was take
Sir RaufFe Graye, knyght, and he was be heded at Yorke. Also
this yere Thomas Routhe, squyer, and ij o]>er men, were be hedid at
the Toure Hill for trcson. Also this yere the Duke off Somersett
be came the kynges liege man and swornc, but he kepte not his
othe, for he went a yene tp the contrary parte.

Matheus Philippe, f Thomas Muscehamp j

Maire 1 Robert Bassett j -^

This yere came diverse lordes and gentillez to Exham of the
queues aifynete, and the Lord IMountegew with other knyghtes an
squyers had knowleche of them, and ther thei toke the moste parti
of them, that is for to sey: Harry the Duke of Somersett, the whiche
was be heded the xv day of May at Exhara ; Sir Emonde Fyssh,
knyght, Bradshawe, Rawlyne Honte, and Blacke Jackett, were be
heded at Yorke the xv day of May ; and the xviij day of ^lay was
be hedid Sir Thomas Hull, knyght, John jMarfyn, late servaunte
with the quene, John Botler, John Gosse, late kerver to the Duke
of Somersett, Roger Water, late purcer to Kynge Henry that was,
Harry Docfford, William Dawson, William Fryce, Thomas Hegge,
Thomas Fenwyck, an^l John Champyon; at Midlam were be heded
Sir Philippe Wynterworthe,'' knyght, Sir William Ponyngtou, war-
deyne of TopclyfF, Olyver Wyntwortlie, William Spyller of Yorke,
Thomas Honte, late yoman with tlie quene that was. Also at
Newcastell the xxvij day of May were beheded the Lord Honger-

" Wentworth.



80



A SHORT ENGLISH CHRONICLE.



A grcte (Irougbt, for
it never reyned from
tlie myddys of Marche
tyl the morow after
Mydsomer day.



The coronacion of
Quene Elyzabcth.



Here be gan fyrst the
nobyl of x s. callyd
the ryal.



ford, the Lorde Roose, Sir Thomas Fyndorne, knyght, Bernarde
Delamorc, Nicholas Massy, and the xxviij day of May was other vj
persones be heded. Also this yere was a grete drouthe, the whiche
duryd from myddes of Marche till the raorne after Mydsomer day
that never reyned. And this yere whete was worthe iiij d. a
busshell, and all maner of vetaille grete chepe, and wync grete
chepe, and grete skarssete of money. Also this yere was a grete
pestilence thorowe all the realme.

RaufF Josselyno-e, f John Tate ") . ....

i c A" iii^

Maire I John Stone J "^ '

This yere there was a grcte li'ost and grete snowne, where

thorowe mych cattell of bestis and shepe for fawte of mete were

distroyed. Also this yere the kynge spoused the duches doughter

of Bedford, |?e whiche was crowned at Westm ester the Sonday a

for Wytsonday, that is to sey, the xxvj day of ]\Iaye, att the whiche

coronacion was made xlvij Knyghtes of the Bathe, Avhere of were

foure men of London, |?at is to sey, RaufFe Josselynge, draper,

that tyme beynge maire, Hugh Wiche, mercer, John Plomcr,

grocer, Harry Walfer, draper. Also this same yere Kynge Harry

was take in the northe contre, and ij doctors with him, the whiche

wer called Doctor Manny nge and Doctor Beden, the whiche were

all thre brought to London. And by the wey the Erie of War-

wyke mett with hem at Islyngdon by the kynges comaundement,

and ther a rested the forsayde Kynge Hanry upon serteyne poyntes,

and so brought him in att Newgate and thorowe Chepe side, and

so thorow all London to the Toure, that is to sey, on Seint James

evyn the xxiiij day of Jule. Also this yere the kynge lete smyte

a newe noble with a roose standyng there as the crosse shulde at

the value of x s. ster. And the olde nobill was valued, and so to

goo for viij s. iiij d. And ther was newe grotes and pensse made

after the valewe of the nobyll, that is to sey, lighter then they were

a fore. Also he lete make a pece of golde valued at vj s. viij d.,

that is to sey an angell, and oJ»er smaller peces of golde of les

valurc, &c.



HISTORICAL ME:\I0RANDA

IN EARLY HANDWRITINGS,



FROM THE SAME MS.



The first of these articles is in a fifteenth century hand. The hand^vriting of
all the others is a little later. Nos. V. VI. and VII. are in a handwTiting of the
time of Henry VIII. being that of the annotator and corrector of the preceding
Chronicle. Nos. II. and III. are apparently contemporary with the events related.
and No. IV. may possibly be so too. No. VII. consists of entries written inside the
cover at the beginning of the book.



I. Siege of Calais, 1346.

(At f. 139.)

Her begyneth the retenewe of the dowty kynge, K. Edward the
thirde, and howe he -went to the sege of Callis with his oste, and
to the partes of Fraunche and of Xormandye, and howe he layde
sege to the towne and castall of Callys be water and londe in the
yere of oure Lorde God a M^Mijc & xlvj. And in the iij day of
Septembur the good Kyng Edward the thirde laide his segge to
Y towne and castell of Callis, and ther contenewide his sege be
water and londe unto the iij dai of Auguste next folowing, at the
whiche dai, moynant the grace of Almyghty Jesu, the saide towne
and castell were delivered unto the saide good Kynge Edward at
his owne welle, &c.
Item, furst Edward, prince of Wallys, and the Bischope

of Dyvelyn they brought with theym erlys a . . xj

Barones and baneretes ....... xlvij

CAMD. SOC. M



82 HISTORICAL MEMORANDA.

And of knyghtes they brought ..... xc.lxiij
Squyers, constablys, receyvers, and leders of men with

the oste iiJM^.vjc

Item, in venterars and archers on horsbacke . . . vM^'.iiijc
Item, of hobelares ....... vjc

Item, archers on fotte ...... xvM^^iiijc.iiij'^

Item, of masones, carpentrs, smythis, engyners, pavy-

landrs, armorars, goners, and macker of artorie . iijc.iiij'^''
Some of Y nombur of J?® men be forsayde comythe

to . . . . . . . xxvJM^.vC.iiij''^j

Item, of mayster schepmen, constalars, schepmen, and
pages, schepis forstaged, barges and ballyngrs, and
vetylars diverse, the some of men beforseide, xlvJM^.iiijc.iiij^''xij

And some of the schipes and schipmen and vetellers

comyth to ....... . xvJM'*

Theys bene the names of Y seide retenewe of Prince Edward
and with hym in his retenewe.



Item, baneretes ....
Item, with him of knyghtes .
Item, with him of squyrs
Item, with him archeres on horsbake
Item, with him archeres on fote



X

ijciij"" & iiij
iijc.iiij'^''iij
iij'^ix
ixc.xxvj.



The yerle of Lancaster.

Item, with him of kny3ts baneretes . ... xj

Item, with him of knyghtes bachellers .... iiijc.xj

Item, with him of squyers ...... vc.xij

Item, with him archres on fote ..... vC

Sumraa, M".iiijc.xxxiiij.




HISTORICAL MEMORAJ^^^^(pQp^)£,, y 83

Sir William Becheham, Erie Xotingham.*
Item, with him knightcs banerctes .... ijc

Item, with him knyghtcs bachelors .... xlij

Item, with hym of squyrs ...... Cxij

Item, with hym of archercs ...... cxlj

Summa, iiijciiij^^xv.
Sir William Bechamp, Erie of Ware."*
Item, with him knightes baneretes .... iij

Item, with him knyghtes bachelrs xlij

Item, with him squyers ...... cxij

Item, with him of archres ...... cxlj

Summa, ijc.iiij'"'xviij.
Sir Richard, Erie of Arndell.
With him kny5ts baneretes ...... iij

With him knyjts bachelers ...... xlj

With him of squyers ....... cvj

With him of archers ....... clij

Summa, iijc.ij.
Syr Robert Dafferd,*^ Erie of Soffolke.
With him kny3ts baneretes ...... j

With hym knyghtes bachelers ..... xxxvj

With hyme of squyers ...,.., Iviij

W^ith him of archers ....... Ixiiii

Summa, vij*-^xix.
Sir William Elynton,*^ Erie of Huntyngtoun.
And with him knightes baneretes ...... i]

And with him kny3tes bachelers ...... xxx

And with him of squyers ...... iiii'^^xiii

And with him of archers ...... iiii^viii

Summa ijc.xiij.
• There was no such title in those days, and even the surname appears to be erro-
neous. Sir William de Bohun, Earl of Northampton, is probably the person intended.
'' Sir Thomas Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, ai)i)ears to be the person intended.
<= d'UfEord. <» Should be Clvnton.



84 HISTORICAL MEMORANDA.

Sir John Vere, Erie of Oxenford.

With hym kny5tes baneretes ....... j

"With him knyghtes bachelers ...... xxij

With hym of squyers ....... xliiij

With hym of archers ....... iij'''''iiij

vij''-'' & xj.

Sir Lawraunce Hastingis, Erie of Penbrocke.

With him knyghtes baneretes ...... j

With him kny3tes bachelers ....... j

With him of squyers ....... xxiiij

With him of hoblers ....... xxviij

With him of archers ....... xxvj

Summa, iiij score.

Theys bene the names of diverse lordes withholden in the kynges
retenewe that ben straungers and not empresed in the nombur
afforseyd :

Lowes, emperoure of p'^ Normaynes, to him delliverd
in prest at diverse tymes for his wages and his
mens ...... viiJM'.ijc.xxvijZt. x\jd.

To Machony, William Juillian, and to his men viiJMMxc.lxijZe. xs.

To Reynold, Ducke of Melder, and his meney . iiiJM.vC.xij

To John, Duck Brabant, and his meny .... ycU.

To William, Erie of Henawde, and his men . . . iiJM''.c.

To Threder, Lorde Frankmownde, and his men . iiJM^.viijc.

iij"iiijZ^■. viijs. iijc?.

To Charles of Maroke, brother to the Bischope of Legges,

to hym and his men ...... vijc/z.

To Bar told, Erie of Baspiche, Mark of Bradisbourch,
and to other knyghtes and squyres, and straungers
with holdyng a bowte the kynge and his housholde

Summa, iijc.xlj^i. xvjs. viijt^.



HISTORICAL MEMORANDA. 85

Item, to Bawdwync, Ersbischopc of Thyne, and his meny vjc.vj/i.
Item, to the Ersbishipe of Magondcncntcs," and his mcny iijc.l//.
Summa totalis prcstez xxxJM^.lxiiijZt. vs. xjJ.
The sumc total of y saide exspences, as wil for wage, prestis, as
for ]>'' cxspencis of Y Kyngis house as for other giftcs and rewardcs,
and for schipcs, and tor other thynges ncsercrs in y saide partis of
Fraunce and Normandy, and before Calis durynge the sege there, as
it apperithe in the compe of Wil Norwell, kcper of ^ kyngis
warddrope, from the xij day of Juylii, the yere of y reignc of y
saide Kynge Edward, unto the xxvij daie of Maye, in y yere of
his reicrne the xiiii'S that is to saie be a yere and iij quartres and
xlj days, J^at ys to saie, iijc.&xxxviJM".c.iiij/z. ixs. iiijrf. ^^^ ^

In the yere of oure Lordc God a M''.iijc xlvj, and in the iij dai
of September, the good Kynge Edward the iij'^'' laide his sege to
the towne and castill of Calis, and contencwed his sege be water and
londe unto Y iij dai of Auguste next folowynge, at the whiche
day, moynant Y g^^ce of our Lorde God, the saide towne and castill
were delliverd unto the saide good Kynge Edward at his owne
will.

II. Edward IV. at Bristol, 1461.'^
(At f. 132.)
Tlie Receyvijng of King Edioard the iiij"' at Brystowe.
First, at the comyng ynne atte Temple gate there stode Wylliara
Conquerour with iij lordis, and these were his wordis :
Well come, Edwarde, our Son of high degre,
Many yeeris hast ]?" lakkyd owte of this londe.
I am thy fore fader, Wylliam of Normandye,
To see thy welefare here thrugh Goddys sond.<=
Over the same gate stondyng a greet gyaunt delyveryng the
keyes.

" Maguntineusis, u c. of Mayence.

b This fragment has been already printed by Mr. Halliwell in the appendix to
Warkworth's Chronicle, p. 32.
by a mission from God.



I. V.



86 HISTORICAL MEMORANDA.

The Receyvyng atte Temple Crosse next folowyng.

There was Seynt George on horsbakke uppon a tent fyglityng
with a dragon, and the kyng and the quene on hygh in a castell,
and his doughter benethe with a lambe. And atte the sleyng of the
dragon ther was a greet melody of aungellys.

III. Capitulation of Granada^ 1492.
(III. At f. 141.)

Be hyt had yn mynde that the cite of Garnartho, the whiche
sometyme was Crysten, and after were renegates, and so contynued
'the space of vijc. yere unto the tynie hit plesed God the Crysten
Kyng of Spayne hiyd sege to the sayde cyte, and so famysshed
them, in so moche as the fyrst day of January, the yere of our Lord
M^iiijc.iiij"^xj,* the sayd cite be poynt ment was yelde up and
deliverd to the forsaid Kyng of Spayne, every Sarazyn to have as
moche of his owne stuf as he cowde here on hys bak at oon tyme,
harnes, gold, sylv^er, and wepyn oonely except.

Item, whan the fyrst man entred the cyte they founde xxx^'M^.


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Online LibraryJames GairdnerThree fifteenth-century chronicles, with historical memoranda by John Stowe, the antiquary, and contemporary notes of occurrences written by him in the reign of Queen Elizabeth → online text (page 9 of 20)