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 32.

THENNE for as moche as the quene with the prynce was in the northe, and absented her from the kyng, and wolde not obeye suche thynges as was concluded in the parlement, hit was ordeyned that the duck of York as protectour shold go norward for to brynge in the quene, and subdue suche as wold not obeye; with whome wente the erle of Salysbury, Syre Thomas Nevylle his sonne, with moche peple. And at Wakefelde in Crystemasse weke they were alle overthrowen and slayn by the lordes of the quenes partye, that is to wete the duk of York slayn, therle of Rutland, Syre Thomas Nevyll and many moo. Therle of Salysbury was taken a lyve, and other, as Iohan Harow of London, capytayne of the foote men, and Hanson of Hulle, whiche were brought to Pountfret, and there after byheded and theyr hedes sente to Yorke and sette vpon the yates. And thus was that noble prynce slayne the duke of Yorke, on whoos sowle & on alle Crysten sowles God have Page  585, vol.8 mercy, Amen. And this tyme therle of Marche beyng in Shrewesbury, heeryng the deth of his fader, desyred assistence and ayde of the toune for to avenge his faders deth. And from thennes went to Walys, where at Candelmasse after he had a batayl at Mortemers crosse ageynst therles of Pen|broke and of Wylshyre, where the erle of Marche had the vyctorye. Thenne the quene with tho lordes of the north, after they had distressyd and slayne the duck of Yorke and his felauship, came southward with a grete multitude and puyssaunce of peple for to come to the kynge, and defete suche conclusions as had ben taken byfore by the parlement. Ageynste whoos comynge the Duke of Norfolke, the erle of Warwycke, with moche peple and or[dena]unce, wente vnto saynt Albons, and ladde kyng Harry with hem. And there encountryd to geder in such wyse and foughte, that the duke of Norfolke and therle of Warwyk with other of theyr partye fledde, and lost that iourneye; where kynge Harry was taken, and wente with the quene and prynce and his sonne, whiche tho had goten that felde. Thenne the quene and her partye beynge at theyr aboue sente anone to London, whiche was on Assh Wednesday, the fyrste day of Lente, for vytaylle; whiche the mayer ordeyned by thadvys of the aldermen that certayne cartes laden with vytaylle shold be sente to saynt Albons to them, And whanne the cartes cam to Crepylgate, the comons of the cyte that kepte that gate toke the vytaylles from the cartes, and wold not suffre it to passe. Thenne were ther certayne aldermen and comeners appoynted to goo to Barnet for to speke with the quenes counseylle, for to entrete that the northern men shold be sente home ageyne into theyr countraye ageyne. For the cyte of London dredde soore to be robbed and de|spoylled, yf they had come. And thus duryng thys trayttye tyd|ynges cam that the Erle of Warwyk had mett with therle of Marche on Cotteswold comyng oute of Wales with many Wallshmen, and that they both were comyng to Londonward. Anone as these tydynges were knowen the trayttye was broken, for the kyng, quene, prynce, and all the other lordes that were with hem departed from saynt Albons northward with alle theyr peple: yet er they departed they byheded the lord Boneyle and Syr Thomas Cryel, whiche were taken in the iourneye done in the Shroftewysday. Thenne the duchesse of Yorke beyng at London, and herynge of the losse of the felde of saynt Albons, sente over see her twoo yonge sonnes, George and Rychard, whiche wente to Utrecht. And Phelyp Malpas a ryche marchaunt of London, Thomas Vaghan squyer, and mayster Wylliam Hatteclyf, and many other feryng the comyng of the quene to London, toke a shippe of Andwerp for to have goone in to Zeland. And on that coost were taken of one Colompne a Frensshman, a shippe of warre, and he toke hem prysoners, Page  586, vol.8 and brought hem in to Fraunce, where they payd grete good for theyr raunsonne, and ther was moche good and rychesse in that shippe.