GRACIANUS reignenge firste with Valentinianus his fader, Page 199, vol.5 and with his uncle Valens, reignede with Valentinianus his brother, and with Theodosius Hispanus, vj. yere. Beda, libro quarto, capitulo nono. This Gracianus seenge the state of the commune utilite allemoste destroyede, made Theodosius gover|noure of thempire of theste, whiche hade victory ageyne men [folio 238a] off Scichia, Alanes, Hunes, and Gothes, makenge pease at the laste with Atthanaricus, kynge of the Gothes. Pricil|lianus, a bischoppe of Fraunce, made an heresy of his name after the doctryne of the Manichees and men callede Gnostikes. Theophilus the bischoppe Alexandryne was this tyme; and a cownesayle of a c. and of lti bischoppes was hade at Con|stantynopole, by Damasus the pope, ageyne Macedonus the heretike, whiche denyede the Holy Goste to be God, whiche*. [Sic in MS.] the crede songe in the churche was made. Stephanus the pope succedede Damasus or elles Siricius xv. yere; whiche hade a cownesayle of ccc. and lti bischoppes for the feithe of Page 201, vol.5 Criste to be made open ageyne heretikes. Alfridus et Gau|fridus. Octavius kynge of Britones, wexenge olde, desirede a senator of Rome, son of þe doȝhter of Helena, Maximus by name, to take the realme of Briteyne with his doȝhter. Then Conanus, son to the kynges doȝhter, whiche scholde receyve that realme, havenge indignacion þerof, ȝafe batelle oftetymes to Maximus. Whiche acordede at the laste, toke theire hostes with theym, and expugnede the province of Ar|moryke. Eutropius et Beda, libro primo, capitulo nono. This Maximus, a man of grete myȝhte, doynge ageyne his promisse, thro sedicion off knyȝhtes made governour of Briteyne, wente to Fraunce and un to Germanye subduenge theyme by soore batelles, did sle Gracianus themperour at Lugdune as sodenly, and chasede Valentinianus, his brother from Ytaly. Whiche Page 203, vol.5 fleenge un to Theodosius in the este partes, was restorede to thempire, and Maximus, closede abowte by Theodosius, was sleyne at Aquileia. Gaufridus et Alfridus. Conanus the duke off Armorica, despisenge the weddenges of women of Fraunce, sende to Dinotus, kynge of Cornewayle, for women to be mariede to his peple. Whiche sende to hym Ursula his*. [Of xj. ml. virgynes.] doȝhter, with xj.ml virgynes, of whom somme were drownede thro grete tempestes, and somme schippes londede amonge nacions of barbre, and mony of theyme were sleyne by [folio 238b] Guanius and Melga, ij. dukes. This Guanius was kynge of Hunes, and Melga kynge of Pictes, whom Gracianus and Valentinianus did chase un to the see costes of Germanny. These ij. wickede men, knowenge the noble men of Briteyne to be with Maximus theire lorde, takenge to theire felow|schippe yles colateralle, occupiede Albania firste. Maximus Page 205, vol.5 the tyraunte, understondynge that, sende too legions of knyȝhtes to Gracianus, whiche causede theyme to flee in to Yrlonde, whiche herenge Maximus to be dedde, was made kynge of Briteyne, whiche usenge crudelite was sleyne by his peple. In the place of whom, a man of lawe degre, Constan|tinus, was electe for the vertu of his name, whiche goenge to Fraunce, causede grete hurte to the commune utilite. Where|fore Constancius, sende by Honorius emperour, did sle Con|stantinus at Arelaten, with Constancius his son, whom the erle Geroncius made a Cesar of a monke.