BASSIANUS, Antonius Severus his soone, regnede aftir his fadir as it were*. [as it were] om. Cx.] seven ȝere; þis was i-cleped Marcus Aurelius, Page 61, vol.5 and Caracalla also for a manere cloþinge þat he ȝaf at Rome; and þerfore bathes þat he made at Rome beeþ i-cleped Cara|callane. Þis was a swiþe*. [right, Cx.] evel man, and scharper of maneres þan*. [þan] from Cx.; þat, MS.] his fader, and he was unsuffrable of leccherie, [℞.] so þat he took his owne stepdame Iulia and wedded hir to wif. Of þe place and manere of his deyenge auctours discordeth, as it is i|seide toforehonde. Gaufridus et Alfridus. While þis*. [Bassianus, added in Cx.] regnede, oon Carencius,*. [Caransius, α.; Carausius, γ. and Cx.] þat com*. [cometh, Cx.] of þe lowest blood of Britouns, but he*. [but he] om. Cx.] was a noblee*. [nobel, α.; noble, β.] man of counsaile and of hond, he gat of þe senatoures þe kepynge of þe see*. [see] om. Cx.] costes of Britayne, ffor þo*. [þo] that tyme, Cx.] Frensche men and Saxons werrede*. [werride, β.] þere uppon; but whan he hadde y-gete his axynge he dede*. [a dude, γ.] more harme and damage þan profit to þe comynte, ffor he beheet*. [byhett, α.; bihete, β.; byheet, γ.; byhete, Cx.] to þe Britouns þat he wolde destroye and chase þe Romayns out of þe ilond ȝif þey wolde make hym kyng. Þanne he slowȝ [Bassianus, and hadde þe kyngdom seven ȝere; ffor þe Pictes, þat Fulgencius þe duke,]*. [From α., β., γ., and Cx.] Bassianus moder broþer,*. [þat is wrongly inserted here in MS.] hadde i-brouȝt out of Schicia Page 63, vol.5 and out of oþer londes forsook Basianus in þe bataile, ffor Caraucius hadde i-meded*. [hyred, Cx.] hem; and so Caraucius hadde þe victorie, and ȝaf þe Pictes a wonynge*. [dwellyng, Cx.] place in Albania, þat is Scotland; þere þey were i-melled*. [medled, Cx.] wiþ Britouns, and wonede*. [dwellid, Cx.] þere [afterward]*. [From α., γ., and Cx.] long tyme. Þe senatoures of Rome herde þerof, and sente oon Alectus*. [Allectus, Cx.] wiþ þre legiouns into Britayne ffor to slee þat tiraunt Caraucius, and whan*. [whan] om. Cx.] he was i-slawe Alectus regnede þre ȝere, and so*. [so] om. Cx.] he restorede Britayne aȝen to þe power of Rome. Giraldus. And for þis Alectus grevede and pursewede*. [poursiewed, Cx.] þe Britouns þat hadde y-holde wiþ Caraucius, oon Asclepiodotus, duke of Cornwayle, was i-made kyng, and aftir þre ȝere he slouȝ Alectus at Londoun, and meny þowsandes of Romayns. Gau|fridus. After þat Londoun was longe byseged, Venedotus*. [Venedotes, β., γ., and Cx.] men of Norþ Wales, fel*. [fille, β.] uppon Gallus, Allectus his felowe, and slouȝ hym wiþ yn Londoun, at a brook*. [broke, β. and Cx.; broc, γ.] þat haþ þe name of hym, þat hatte Galle-brook,*. [Gallebroc, γ.; or Walbrooke, added in Cx.] and Asclepiodotus regnede somwhat of Page 65, vol.5 þe ȝeres in þe ilond anon to Dioclisianus his tyme. Þanne Coelus, duke of Colchestre, slouȝ Asclepiodotus [℞. Girald and Gaufred clepeþ þis Asclepiodotus]*. [From α. and Cx.] duke of Cornewayle; but Beda, libro primo, capitulo 6o, folweþ Eutropius in þe storie of Rome, and clepeþ*. [called, Cx.] þis Asclepiodotus, duk of Corn|waile,*. [duk of Cornwaile] om. α.] prefectus*. [prefect, α. and Cx.] of þe pretorie. Eutropius. Opilius Mar|cius,*. [Macrinus, Cx.] prefectus*. [Morcinus prefect, α.] of þe pretorie, was emperour after Basianus as it were oon ȝere, and þanne at Archelaydes he was i-slawe, boþe he and his sone.*. [also, added in Cx.] After Zephirinus, Calixtus was pope as hit were*. [as it were] om. Cx.] fyve ȝere: he ordeyned þe*. [þat, γ.] fastynge on of*. [on of] of þe, α., γ., and Cx.] foure*. [fastyng of the foure, β.] tymes of þe ȝere for plente of þe*. [þe] om. α.; ol, Cx.] corne and of fruit; and made a chirchehawe*. [chircheȝerde, β.; churcheheyȝ, γ.; chircheyerde, Cx.] at Rome, in a place þat hatte Via Appia, for to burie*. [in, added in Cx.] þe bodies of holy martires; now þat place hatte [cimi|torium]*. [From Cx.] Calixty.*. [Calixli, Cx.] Marcus Aurelius Antonius, þat was i-holde þe sone of Caracalla,*. [Carcalla, γ.] was emperour as it were*. [as hit were] om. Cx.] two ȝere; he forbare*. [forbaar, γ.] no manere of leccherie; at þe laste he was i-slawe in a stryvynge of knyȝtes.