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 22.

IN this yere dame Elyanore Cobham, duchesse of Gloucetre, was arestyd for certayne poyntes of treasonne leyd ageyn her; wherupon she was examyned in saynt Stevens chapel at West|mynstre Page  567, vol.8 byfore tharchebisshop of Caunterbury, and ther she was enioyned to open penaunce, for to goo thurgh Chepe, berynge a taper in her honde, and after to perpetuel prison in to the Ile of Man, vnder the kepynge of sir Thomas Stanley. Also that same tyme was arestyd mayster Thomas Southwel, a chanon of Westmynstre, mayster Iohn Hum, a chappellayn of the sayd ladyes, mayster Rogyer Bolyngbroke, a Clerk vsynge nygro|mancye, and one Margery Iurdemayn, callyd the wytche of Eye, besyde Westmynstre. These were arestyd as for beyng of counseyll with the sayd duchesse of Gloucetre. And as for mayster Thomas Southwel, he deyde in the toure the nyght before he shold have be reyned on the morne. For soo he sayd hym self, that he shold dye in his bedde, and not by Iustyce. And in the yere twenty mayster Iohan Hum and mayster Rogyer Bolyngbroke were brought to the guydhalle in London, and ther byfore the mayer, the lordes, and chyef Iustyce of Englond were rayned and dampned to be drawen, hanged, and quartred; but maystre Iohn Hum had his chartre and was pardoned by the kynge; but mayster Rogyer was drawen to Tyburne, where he confessyd that he deyde gyltles, and never had trespaced in that he deyd fore. Notwithstand|yng he was hanged, heded and quartred; on whos soule God have mercy. And Margery Iurdemayne was brente in Smyth|feld. Also this yere the lord Talbotte had leyde syege to Dyepe, but the Dolphyn rescowed it, and wan the bastyle that Englysshmen had made. Also this yere was a greete effraye in Fletestrete by nyghtes tyme, bytwene men of Courte and men of London, and dyverse men slayne and somme hurte; and one Herbotel was chyef cause of the mysgovernaunce and effraye. Also this yere, at the chesyng of the mayer of London, the comons named Robert Clopton and Rawlyn Holond, Taylour. And the Aldermen toke Robert Clopton & brought hym at the ryght honde of the mayer, as the customme is. And thenne certeyne tayllours and hande crafty men cryed, "nay, naye, not this man, but Rawlyn Holonde:" wherfore the mayer that was Padysley sente tho that cryed to Newgate, where they abode a grete while, and were punysshed. In this yere were dyverse ambassadours sente in to Guyan for a maryage for the kynge for the erles doughter of Armynak, whiche was concluded, but by the mene of therle of Suffolk it was lette & put a part. And after this the sayd erle of Suffolk wente ouer the see in to Fraunce, and there treated the maryage bytwene the kynge of Englond and Margarete, the kynges doughter of Secyle and of Ierusalem. And the next yere it was concluded fully that maryage, by whiche maryage the kynge shold delyver to her fader the Duchye of Angeo and the Erldome of Mayne, whiche was the keye of Normandye. Thenne departed the Erle of Suffolk with his wyf and dyverse Page  568, vol.8 lordes and knyghtes, in the moost ryal astate that myghte be, oute of Englonde, with newe chares and palfrayes, whiche wente thurgh Chepe, and soo wente over the see, and resseyved her, and syth brought her in the Lente after to Hampton, where she landed, and was ryally resseyved. And on Candelmasse even byfore, by a greete tempeste of thonder and lyghtnyng at after none, Paulus steple was sette a fyre on the myddes of the shaft in the tymbre, whiche was quenchyd by force of laboure, and specially by the laboure of the morowe masse preeste of the Bowe in Chepe, whiche was thought inpossyble, sauf only the grace of God. This yere was the erle of Stafford made and create Duke of Bokyngham; the Erle of Warwyck, Duk of Warwyck; therle of Dorsete, marquys of Dorsete; and the erle of Suffolk was made marquys of Suffolk.