Polychronicon Ranulphi Higden maonachi Cestrensis; together with the English translations of John Trevisa and of an unknown writer of the fifteenth century.
Higden, Ranulf, d. 1364., Trevisa, John, tr. d. 1402., Caxton, William, ca. 1422-1491., Malverne, John, d 1415?, Babington, Churchill, ed. 1821-1889,, Lumby, J. Rawson ed. (Joseph Rawson), 1831-1895.
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THE EIGHTH BOOK OF THE POLYCHRONICON FROM CAXTON.*. [The marginal references are to Walsingham's History so far as there is anything common to the two, and to the Fasciculus Tempo|rum, one of the authorities to which Caxton acknowledges himself in|debted.]

Capitulum Duodecimum.

IN the twellyfth yere of kyng Harry was taken a Squyer of Wales that hadde ben a rebelle and supporter of Owen of Glyn|dor, and he was iuged to deth at London, where he was drawen, hangyd, & quartred, & his four quartres sette vp in four gode townes, and his hede on London brydge. In the thyrtenth yere of his regne deyde Sire Iohan Beauford, Erle of Somersete, capytayne of Calays, and lyeth buryed in the Abbaye of the Tour hylle. The same yere cam the am|bassatours of Fraunce from the duc of Burgoyne to the prynce kynge Henryes sonne for helpe and socour ageynst the duc of Orleaunce. Thenne wente over the Erle of Arondele, the Erle of Kyme, and the lord Cobham, with many other knyghtes and squyers, and had a grete retenew ageynste the duc of Page  547, vol.8 Orleaunce. And at Sayntclo, besyde Parys in Fraunce, they mette and had vyctory of the Frensshmen, and of the Army|naks. And the duc rewarded rychely our Englyssh men, and they come ageyne. Not longe after the duc of Orleaunce sente ambassatours to kynge Harry to have helpe and socour ageynst the duc of Burgoyne. At whiche tyme the kynge made Thomas his sonne duc of Clarence, and Iohan his sone duc of Bedford, and his sonne Umfrey Duke of Gloucetre, Syre Thomas Beauford Erle of Dorsete. And the duc of Anmarle he made Duck of York. Thenne he ordeyned the Duc of Clarence, and the Erle of Dorsete, and Syre Iohan Cornewayle with a grete retenue to passe over in to Fraunce to helpe and strengthe the duck of Orleaunce, and thenne the lordes with theyr retenue sayled in to Normandye. And at theyr londynge mette ageynste hem the lord Hambo with seven thousand men of armes of Frensshmen, whiche were putte to flyght, and taken of hem seven honderd men of Armes of Frensshmen, and toke many prysonners. And soo they rode forth thurgh Fraunce, takyng castels and townes, and slewe moche peple of Frensshmen, and toke many prysonners, and soo passed forthe tyll they come to Bourdeux, there restyng them a whyle. And sette the countray in peas and reste, and thenne come hoome ageyne. In this yere the coyne was lyghted both of golde and of silver, and weyed lasse syn than it dyde before. In the xiiij. yere of the regne of kynge Harry ther were made galeys of warre, for the kynge purposed to have passed the see, and soo forth vnto Ierusalem, but God vysyted hym with grete and fervent infyrmytees, and on a day he was brought to saynt Edward shryn to make his offryng and to take his leve. And there beynge, he becam soo seeke that they were about hym supposed he shold have deyd there; & thenne they toke & bare hym in to the abbots place in to a fayre large chambre, and leyde hym vppon a paylet to fore the fyre. And whanne he was comen to hym self ageyn, and wyst not where he was, he axyd of his chamberlayn where he was, and how the chambre was callyd that he was inne. And he told hym that he was in thabbots place, and that the chambre was named Ierusalem. Thenne he sayde that his tyme was come, and that it was prophecyed of hym that he shold dye in Ieru|salem, and there disposed hym to Godwarde and made hym redy, & sone after deyde in the same chambre. On whoos soule God have mercy. Amen. Thenne was the bodye caryed from thennes in a barge by water to Feversham, and from thennes to Caunterbury by londe, & there by saynt Thomas shryne in Cristys chirche he is buryed. Thus ended kyng Harry the fourth aboute mydlente Sonday, in the yere of oure Lorde a thousand four honderd and twelve.