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 29.

ALSO this same yere, as the Erle of Warwyk was at a coun|seyll at Westmynstre, alle the kynges houshold meyny gadred them to geder for to have slayne the sayd erle; but by helpe of god and his frendes he recoveryd his barge, and escaped theyr evyll enterpryse. How wel the coques cam rennynge oute with spyttes and pestels ageynst hym. And the same day he roode toward Warwyk, and sone after he gate hym a commyssion, and wente ouer see to Calays. Sone after this therle of Salys|bury, comyng to London, was encountrid at Bloreheth with the lord Audeley, & moche other peple ordeyned for to have des|tressid him; but he havynge knowleche that he shold be mette with, was accompanyed with his twoo sonnes, sir Thomas and Johan Neuyll, and a greete felawship of good men. And soo they mette and foughte togeders, where therle of Salysbury wanne the feld. And the lord Audeley was slayn, and many gentill men of Chesshyre, and moche peple hurte. And therles twoo sonnes were hurte, and goynge homeward afterward they were taken, and had to Chestre by the quenes meyne. After Calyxte, Pius was pope, and was chosen this yere 1458. And he was callyd to fore Eneas, an eloquent man and a poete Page  581, vol.8 laureate. He was Ambassatour of the Emperours afore tyme, and he wrote in the counseylle of Basylle a noble trayttye for thauctoryte of the same.

Also he canonysed saynt Katheryne of Senys. This pope ordeyned grete Indulgences and pardonne to them that wolde go warre ageynst the Turke, and wrote an epystle to the grete Turke, exortynge hym to become Crysten. And in the ende he ordeyned a passage ageynst the Turke at Ankone, whiche moche peple drewe out of all partyes of Crystendome; of whiche peple he sente many hoome ageyne by cause they suf|fysed not. And anone after he deyde at the same place of Ancone, the yere of our Lord a thousand four honderd and lvij., the xiiij. day of August. In the yere eyght and thyrtty of kyng Harry, the duke of Yorke, the Erles of Warwyck and Salysbury, sawe the governaunce of the royamme stode moost by the quene and her counseylle, and how the grete prynces of the londe were not callyd to counseylle, but sette aparte; & not only soo, but that it was sayd thurgh the royame that tho sayde lordes shold be destroyed vtterly, as it openly was shewed atte Bloreheth by them that wold have slayne the Erle of Salesburye. Thenne they for savacion of theyr lyves, and also for the comyn wele of the royame, thought for to remedye thyse thynges, assemblyd them to gyder with moche peple, and toke a feld in the West countray, to whiche the Erle of War|wyck cam from Calays with many of thold soudyours, as Andrew Trollop and other, in whos wysedomes as for the warre he moche trusted; and whanne they were thus assemblyd and made theyr felde, the kynge sente oute his commissyons and prevy sealys vnto alle the lordes of his royamme to come and awayte on hym in theyr mooste defensable wyse; and soo every man cam, in suche wyse that the kynge was strenger and hadde moche more peple than the duc of York and the Erles of Warwyck and Salysbury. For it is here to be noted that euery lord in Englond at this tyme durst not dysobey the quene. For she rewlyd peasybly all that was done aboute the kynge, which was a good symple and innocent man. And thenne whanne the kyng was comen to the place where as they were, the duck of Yorke and his felawship had made theyr feld in the strengest wyse, and hadde purposed veryly to abyden and have foughten. But in the nyght Andrew Trollop and all the olde Soudyours of Calays, with a greete felawshippe, sodaynly departed oute of the dukes hooste, and wente strayte vnto the kynges felde, where they were resseyved ioyously. For they knewe the entente of the other lordes, and also the maner of theyr feld. And thenne the duck of York with the other lordes, seynge them so deceyved, toke a counseylle shortly in that same nyghte, and departed from the felde, levynge behynde them the mooste part of theyr people to kepe the felde till on Page  582, vol.8 the morne. Thenne the Duke of Yorke with his seconde sonne departed thurgh Walys toward Irlond, levynge his oldest sone, therle of Marche, with the Erles of Warwyck and of Salesbury, which, togeder with thre or foure personnes, roode strayte in to Devenshyre, and there by helpe and ayde of one Denham, a squyer, whiche gate for them a shippe, whiche coste enleven score noblys, & with the same shippe sailed fro thens in to Garneseye, and there refresshyd them, and from thennes sayled to Calays, where they were receyved in to the castel by the postern er they of the toune knewe of hit. And the duk of Yorke toke shippynge in Wales, and sayled over in to Irlond, where he was well resseyved.