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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Capitulum undecimum.

AFFTER Urban, þe secounde Paschal*. [Paschalis, β.; Pascalis, γ. and Cx.] was pope eyȝtene ȝere and fyve monþes; þritty ȝere*. [In his þrittenþe ȝere, β.] he was i-prisoned, and his cardy|nalles also, by þe fourþe*. [ferþe, β.] Henry þe emperour, þat assaillede Rome. And þe pope myȝte nouȝt*. [nouȝt] om. α.] be delyvered, or*. [er, β. and Cx.; ar, γ.] he hadde i-swore feawte to Henry þe emperour*. [þat . . . emperour] bis in MS.] [and byhight hym the investiture of prelates with the cros and with the ryng, and also that he sholde never curse themperour];*. [From Cx.; and byhote hym þe investiture of prelates wiþ þe cros and wiþ þe ryng. And also þat he schuld never curse þemperour, β.; and byhote hym þe investiture of prelates wyþ þe croos and wyþ þe ryng, and also þat he scholde nevere corse þe emperour, γ.] and here of he wroot hym a privelege [in þis maner].*. [From β.] [But þe next ȝere after þe pope made a counsail at Rome, and dampned þe same prive|lege]*. [From α. (not Cx.).] in þis manere: "I beclippe*. [embrace, Cx.] and fonge al holy writt, þe elde*. [olde, β. and γ.] testament and þe newe, lawe and þe prophetes, þe gos|pelles, and þe [holy]*. [From β., γ., and Cx.] pistles of þe apostles,*. [of þe apostles] om. Cx.] al þe general counsailles and decrees of bisshoppes of Rome; what þey hilde*. [helde, Cx.; hulde, γ.]Page  409, vol.7 I holde, and what þey dampne*. [dampneþ, β.; dampnede, γ.] I dampne also; and, nameliche, þat privelege þat is more verrayliche and priveleged,*. [a privilege α.; a pravilege, β.; a pravylege, γ.; a pryvelege, Cx.] þat is, an evel lawe þat was somtyme granted to Henry, we dampne*. [dampneþ, β. and γ.]it with outen ende." Willelmus de Pontificibus, libro 3o. Whanne William bisshop of Durham was dede, þe kyng ȝaf þe bisshopriche to oon Walter, þat hadde i-be þat oþer*. [elder, β.; the elder, Cx.] William his preost*. [prust, γ.] and his chapeleyn;*. [chapelen, γ.] þe kyng ȝaf hym þe bisshop|riche for a þowsand pounde. Evel doers þat fleyȝ to seint Cuthberdes chirche, þis drowȝ hem out*. [out] om. α] of þe chirche, and made monkes sitte wiþ hym specheles*. [specially, Cx.] in his halle at mete, and served hem wiþ mete þat was forboden,*. [vorbode, γ.] and ordeyned wommen to serven hem wiþ heer i-sprad behynde, þat semede wowynge gigelottes*. [giglotes, β.; gyglotes, γ.] in cloþing, face, and semblant; þere unneþe scapede eny þat he was*. [nas, β.] undertake. For ȝif he torned awey his face*. [eiȝe, β.] he was i-cleped an ipocrite; and [ȝif]*. [From β.] he were assentynge and accordynge wiþ þe merþe, þan he was i-cleped a nyce*. [nyse, β.] man and a fool.*. [fowl, γ.] But þis is worþy to be greetliche i-preysed, for by his procurynge seint*. [seyn, γ.] Cuthbert his body was doo*. [take, Cx.] out*. [take up, β.] of þe grave, and i-cloþed in newe cloþes,*. [clothynge, Cx.]Page  411, vol.7 and kyng Oswald his heed was i-founde by twene his armes. Osmunde bisshop of Salisbury is dede; also þis ȝere þe see flood sprang up [by]*. [From β. and Cx.] Tempse*. [Temyse, α.; Temse, β.] and drenshede*. [dreynt, β.; drowned, Cx.] meny townes; þe devel was seyn, and spak wiþ [many]*. [From Cx.] men of þe kynges paleys,*. [malys, β.; malyce, Cx.] and of his hasty deeþ. Willelmus de Regibus, libro 4o. Þe kyng was warned þerof, and sette litel þerby. Also þis ȝere How*. [Hugus, β., et infra; Hugh, Cx., et infra.] þe abbot of Cluny sigh in his swevene kyng William i-brouȝt to fore God Almyȝty and i-dampned; How þe abbot tolde þat [to]*. [From β. and Cx.] Anselme, þat was þo*. [þo] so, Cx.] exciled; also þis mette þat he was i-late blood [and bledde blode]*. [From Cx.; and bled blode, β.; and bledde blod, γ.] þat dymmede þe sonne; þerfore he cride ofte, "Seynt Marie, [seynt Mary,"]*. [From α., β., and Cx.] and wook of his sleep, and heet*. [hyte, γ.] brynge liȝt, and comaunded þe chamberleyns þat þey schulde abide wiþ hym.*. [þat þe chamberleynes schulde wiþ hym abyde, α., β. and Cx.] Þan þe þridde day of August, þe ȝere of oure*. [ur, γ.] Lord xi. hondred, of*. [of] and, Cx., bis.] his kyngdom þrittene,*. [of] and, Cx., bis.] of his age foure and fifty, in þe newe forest, he was i-schote*. [yscote, γ.] of oon Walter Tirel þat was his owne Page  413, vol.7 meynel,*. [meyneal, β. and Cx.] þat wolde schete*. [have schott, β.; have shotte, Cx.] to an hert; and so þe kyng deide, and fewe*. [veaw, γ.] men wepte*. [weped, α.; wuep, γ.] for sorwe. Walter Tirel scapede, and no man he*. [hym, α., β., γ., and Cx.] pursewed; and so þe kyng was i-leide on*. [on] in, β.] an horsbere and i-lad to Wynchestre, and his blood dropped*. [dropp, α.] doun in þe way as he was i-ladde; and he was i-buried wiþ ynne þe tour [of þe bisshopriche. Þat tour]*. [From α., β., γ., and Cx.]*. [and it, wrongly inserted here in MS.] fil*. [vul, γ.] doun wiþ ynne a ȝere after. [Þis man took uppon*. [oppon, γ.] hym greet dedes, and caste to do wel gretter ȝif þe destenye of his lyf were y-schapede*. [had be scaped, Cx.] to make þerof [a]*. [From Cx,] good ende. To fore þe next day of his deþ me axed*. [axide, β.] hym where he wolde holde his myd|wynter tide; "At Payters,"*. [Peyters, β., γ., and Cx.] quod he. For þe eorle of þat place arayed hym forto wende to Ierusalem, and wolde borwe*. [borowe, β.] money of hym, and legge*. [laye, Cx.] hym*. [hym] om. Cx.] his lond to wedde. He wolde suffre no counseil of bisshops to be y-made. He solde dignitees of holy cherche in dyverse manere wyse, and helde*. [heelde, β., bis.; huld, γ.] som in his owne lond.*. [honde, Cx.] For in*. [in] on, Cx.] þe day of his deþ he helde*. [heelde, β., bis.; huld, γ.] þre bisshopriches in his hond,*. [handes, Cx.] Caunterbury, Wynchestre, and Salisbury, and twelve abbayes also, and som [he]*. [From β. and Cx.] sette*. [lete, Cx.] to ferme also. He desirede to be ȝit*. [ȝit hyȝer] evereche mannes heyr, β.; everyche man hys heir, γ.; every mannes heyre, Cx.] hyȝer.]*. [From α., β., γ., and Cx.] He warnede þe tribute to Rome for strif þat was in þe chirche of Rome by|twene Page  415, vol.7 pope Urban and Wyberd*. [Wibert, β.] þe antypope.*. [antepote, α.]Henricus, libro 7o. And þouȝ he were liȝt of dedes, he was stabil and stedefast*. [studefast, γ.; stydefast, Cx.] of wordes; so [that]*. [From Cx.] if he behiȝt eny man good oþer evel, he myȝte be wel*. [ful, α., β., and Cx.] siker of þat he hadde byhote;*. [byhyght, Cx.] and þouȝ he were [most]*. [From β. and Cx.] coveitous of money, ȝif*. [ȝit, α. and β.; yet, Cx.] he dede oon dede þat is worþy to be kepte in mynde.*. [munde, γ.] For in a tyme an abbot was dede [in Englond],*. [From Cx.] and two*. [twey, β.; twy, γ.] monkes gadrede*. [gadderde, γ.] a grete some of money, and wente to þe kyng, eiþer to sup|plaunte*. [subplaunte, γ.] oþer to gete þe abbottes office; and þe þridde wente wiþ hem mekeliche*. [mekeliche] om. α., β., γ., and Cx.] in þat entent, to bringe hym hoom meke|liche*. [myklyche, γ.] þat schulde be abbot; þese tweyne stood byfore*. [stode tofore, β.] þe kyng, and þat oon by het more þan þat oþer, and þe þridde stood stille, and spak nevere a word, and þe kyng askede of hym what he wolde ȝeve: "Noþing," quod he; "for I wil noþer ȝeve nor hote."*. [byhote, α.; bihote, β.; pro|mysse, Cx.] "Come nere," quoþ the kyng, "for þou art worþy, and non oþer, to fonge so holy a charge."*. [charche, γ.] Þe oþer dedes þat longeþ to kyng William his lyf, loke hem with ynne [in]*. [From β. and γ.] Anselmes lyf, capitulo 14o.