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 19.

ABOUTE this tyme Pope Martyn deyde, and after hym Eugenye the fourthe was pope. This was pesybly chosen in Rome by the Cardynals, and was very and indubytate pope. But shortly after he was putte and expulsed oute of Rome in such wyse that he was fayne to flee naked. In this tyme was the counseylle of Basyle, to whiche counseylle he was cyted to come, and bycause he cam not they deposed hym; but he rought not ne sette not therby, but gate the cyte of Rome, and abode stil pope seventene yere. This yere, aboute Whitsontyde, the Heretyks of Praghe were destroyed For at two iourneyes there were destroyed of them moo than two and twenty thousande with her capytayns, that is to wete, Procapius, Saplico, and Lupus presbiter. Also ther was taken alyve mayster Pyers, clerk, an Englysshman and heretyke. Also this same yere was a grete froste and a stronge duryng enleven wekes, for it beganne on saynt Katheryns even, and lasted vnto saynt Sco|lasticais day in Feverer, in which tyme the vyntage that cam from Bordeux came over Shoters hylle. This yere was the counseyl of Aras, and a greete traytye bytwene the kyng of Englonde and the Frensshe kynge. Where was assemblyd grete many of lordes of bothe partyes. At whiche counseylle was offryd to the kyng of Englond many grete thynges by the moyen of a legate that cam from Rome, which was Cardynal of saynt Crosse, which offres were refused by the Cardynal of Page  563, vol.8 Englond and other lordes that were there for the kyng; wher|for the duke of Burgoyne, whiche had ben longe Englysshe, worne forsoke oure partye, and retourned Frensshe by the meene of the same legate, and made a pees with the Frenssh kyng, receyvynge of the kynge, for recompensynge of his faders deth, the counte of Pontieu, the lordship of Macon, with moche other, as is specyfyed in the sayd trayttye. And soo oure am|bassadours cam hoome ageyne in werse caas than they wente. For they lost there the duc of Burgoyne, whiche had ben with his Bourgonyons and Pycardes a syngler helpe in all the conquest of Normandy and of Fraunce. This same yere was a grete batayll on the see bytweene the Ieneweys and the kyng of Aragon, of whiche bataylle the Ieneweys had the vyctorye. For they toke the kyng of Aragon, the kyng of Nauern, and the greete mayster of saynt Iames in Galyse, with thre honderd knyghtes and squyers, and moche other peple. And this was on saynt Domynyks day. This yere were seen thre sonnes attones, and anone folowyd the threfolde rule and gouernaunce in the chirche, that is to wete, of Eugenye, of the counseyle, and of the neutralyte. Also this same yere, 1434, was a passyng grete wynde, by whiche steples, howses, and trees were over|throwen. Aboute this tyme was an hooly mayde in Holond callyd Lydwith, whiche lyved long only by myracle, not etyng ony mete. This yere the duc of Burgoyne byganne his ordre at Lyle of the Golden Flyes, and ordeygned certayne knyghtes of thordre, and made statutes and ordenaunces moche acord|ynge vnto thordre of the Garter. Also this yere the Frenssh|men hadde enterprysed to have stolen Calays in the fysshyng tyme. For many bootys of Fraunce had sauf conduytes to come to Calays for to take heeryng. And the soudyours of the toune hadde a customme to come to the chirche and leve theyr stavys stondynge at the chirche dore, whiche stavys the Frenssh|men, which were arayd lyke fysshers, hadde purposed to have taken soo theyr wepen, and wynne the toune; but one of them laye with a comyn woman the nyght byfore, and told to her theyr counseylle; And she on the morne told the lyeutenaunt, whiche forthwith commanded that every man shold kepe his wepen in his hond, sacryng tyme and other. And whanne they apperceyved this, that they were myspoynted, they sayled strayte to Depe, and stale and toke that toune. And on New yers euen after they toke Harflete. And thus Englysshmen byganne to lose a lytel and a lytel in Normandye.