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.

Capitulum quadragesimum quintum.*. [44, β. and Cx.]

EDWARD his sone, þe þridde Edward after þe conquest, a ȝong child aboute*. [aboute a] of, Cx.] a*. [an, β.] fiftene ȝere olde, under warde, ȝet levynge his fadir, was crowned kyng at Westmynstre in a Candilmasse day. In his bygynnynge come forþ gracious happes and fortune, þo þe erþe fonge plente, the eyer temperure,*. [þe aer tempreur, γ.] þe see quyet and pees, and holy chirche fredom. Þe þridde day of Averell þe olde kyng was i-brouȝt out of Kelyngworthe*. [Kenelworþe, α., β., and Cx.; Kenelwurth, γ.] to þe castel of Berkeley.*. [Barkley, Cx.] Þere many men conspired forto helpe at*. [at] for, Cx.; to, β.] his de|lyveraunce, but he deyde aboute þe feste of seynt Matheu þe evangeliste: of his levynge and of his dedes is ȝit among þe peple*. [stryf among þe peple, α. and Cx.] stryf, as was somtyme of Thomas of Lancastre, wheþer he schulde be acounted among seyntes oþer no. For noþer*. [neiþer, α.] prisonement ne persecucioun and greves preveþ a man a seynt, Page  327, vol.8 for*. [vor, γ.] evel*. [for evel . . . a seynt] om. β. and Cx.] doer*. [doeres, α.; doers, γ.] suffren suche peynes; neyþer offrynges ne liknes*. [lyckenes, α.] of myracles proveþ a man a seynt,*. [for evel . . . a seynt] om. β. and Cx.] but þe holynes of þe raþer lyf accorde þerto, ffor suche beeþ*. [ben, Cx.] indifferent to gode and to yvel. For everich*. [ever, Cx.] synful man is to*. [is to] hit is, α., it is, Cx.] a faire grace ȝeve*. [ȝif, add. α.; of, add. Cx.] suche*. [hit is a faire grace ȝif siche, β.; hit ys a veyr grace ef soche, γ.] peynes wiþ contricioun dooþ*. [done, Cx.] awey his synnes and lasseþ*. [lasseneþ, α. and β.; lassen, Cx.] his peynes in purgatorie, þey he*. [though they, Cx.] make hym flee anon to hevene wiþouten eny peyne of purgarie.*. [purgatory, β.; purgatorye, Cx.] But pre|sumpcioun and pryde of evel men and synful trusteþ*. [trysteþ, α.] and hopeþ in*. [an, β. and Cx.] idel þat þey and oþere suche schulde have no peyne in purgatorie. Also likynge and wille þat*. [þat, from α. and Cx.; of, MS.] wyves have*. [wille þat wyves haveþ, β.] to wende aboute make*. [makeþ, α.; makiþ, β.] tydinges*. [tyþinges, α.] springe and sprede hugeliche of suche worschippynge, for [to]*. [From α.] þe buldyng uppon [suche]*. [From Cx.] unsiker grounde bygynneþ to slyde. At þe parlement at Wyn|chestre Edmond of Wodestoke was byheded, for he hadde conspired aȝenst þe kyng, as it was i-saide: þe foreside Ed|mond was þis kynges eme, and erle of Kent. Þe sixte*. [syxtenth, Cx.] day to fore Iune þis þridde [kyng]*. [From α., β., and Cx.] Edward after the conquest hadde his eldest sone Edward i-bore of his wyf þe queene, þe erles douȝter of Henaunde.*. [Henaud, β. and Cx.] Also þat ȝere, on þe morwe*. [amorowe, β.] after seynt Lukes day, Roger Mortymer, þat made men clepe hym Page  329, vol.8 erle of [þe]*. [From α., β., and Cx.] Marche, was i-take at Notyngham, and i-sent to Londoun, and þere by dome of parlement he was an honged and to-drawe on seynt Andrewes even. Aboute Lammasse*. [Lambmas, γ.] Edward le Balliol,*. [Bailol, β.; Bayllol, Cx.] þat was somtyme kyng of Scotlond, entred into Scotlond for to recovere*. [rekever, β.; recuver, γ.] his kyngdome wiþ litel strengþe of Englisshe men, unneþe two þowsand, and slouȝ sixty þow|sand of Scottes*. [of Scottes] om. α. (not Cx.).] at Gledesmore.*. [Gledysmore, β.; Gledismore, γ.] Þe kyng of Engelond come for help of þe kyng of Scotlond, and*. [an, γ.] byseged Berwyk þe twelfþe day of Iul;*. [Juyll, Cx.] William de Reeth,*. [Reth, β. and Cx.] a Scottisshe knyȝt, behiȝt þe kyng þat he wolde at a certeyne day brynge þe oost of Scottes to fiȝte wiþ hym, and to remeve*. [remeove, β.] þe seege, and but if he so dede he wolde ȝelde hym and*. [hym and] om. β.] þe citee of Berwyk to þe kyng*. [he wolde ȝelde to þe kyng þe citee of Berwyk, α. and Cx.] [þan at þe day þat was y-sett].*. [From α.; wrongly inserted by the scribe who has written here the first words of the following sentence.] In þe mene tyme þe Scottes brent in Northumberlond as traytoures schulde, and seged*. [byseged, α.] þe castel of Bamborugh,*. [Bamburgh, α.; Banburgh, Cx.] þerynne lay þe queene of Engelond, ȝif þey myȝte in þat wise breke þe sege of Berwyk. Þanne at þe day þat was i-sette, þe þrittenþe day of*. [to, α.] Lammasse, anon at þe fulle*. [volle, γ.] see, þe Scottes come aȝenst*. [aȝen, α.] Englisshe men in þre bataylles, alle on*. [a, α.] fote and ungert,*. [ungirde, α.; afoote and ungyrd, Cx.] in a place faste Page  331, vol.8 beside Berwik, þat hatte Boothulle,*. [Boothulf, γ.] besides Halyngdoun.*. [Halydoun, β. and γ.; Halydon, Cx.] Englisshe men*. [men] om. α., β., and Cx.] archers beet doun þe Scottes, and horsmen pursued hem and chased hem forto it was nyȝt; so þat þere were dede of Scottes eyȝte erles, a þowsand and þre hondred horsmen, and of oþer men fyve and þritty þowsand. Whan þis was i-seie*. [seen, Cx.] Berwyk was i-ȝolde up to þe kyng of Enge|lond. And wonder it is to telle þere were none dede on þe Englische men side but a knyȝt and a squyer and twelve foot men. In þe feste of Gervasius and Prothasius Edward Baillol,*. [le Bayllol, Cx.] verray kyng of Scotlond, dede*. [dide, β.] homage for þe reme*. [rewme, α.] of Scotlond to Edward kyng of Engelond, at þe newe*. [newe] om. Cx.] castel up*. [uppon, α. and Cx.] Tyne, in presence of þre bisshops, of erles, of barouns, and of grete multitude of peeple, and sone þerafter þe Scottes weren rebel. Þerfore in a cold*. [colde, α.; cold, from β., γ., and Cx.; gold, MS.] wynter þe kyng of Engelond went into*. [in, Cx.] Galeway, and destroyed*. [distruyed, β.] þe contrey anon to þe Scottisshe see, and reparailled*. [repayred, Cx.] þe castel of Rokesburgh, and þere he socoured hym and his men alle þe wynter.*. [tyme, add. Cx.] The two and twentiþe*. [twentyest, Cx.] pope Page  333, vol.8 Iohn deyde in þe Advent of oure Lord, and anon in þe same woke*. [wyke, α. and γ.; weke, β.] þe twelfþe Benet was [y-made]*. [From α. and Cx.] pope, þat was first monk and þan abbot of white monkes, and þan bisshop in his [owne]*. [From α., β., γ., and Cx.] diocise,*. [diocesy, β.] and þan cardynal, and at þe laste pope. Anoon he made constituciouns to religious men of dyvers ordres touch|ynge her rules and her ordres. Aboute*. [on, add. Cx.] seynt Gregories day in Lente,*. [in þe Leynte, β.] kyng Edward in ful parlement at Londoun made a ducherie of þe erldom of Cornewayle, and ȝaf it to his eldest sone Edward, and þe erldom of Chestre also*. [also] yet, Cx.] þerto. Also þere he ordeyned fyve erles, oon to Derby, anoþer to Norhamptoun, þe þridde to Huntingdoun, þe fourþe to Salisbury, and þe fifte to Glowcetre. Grete stryf byfel bytwene þe kyng*. [kynges, α. and Cx.; kyngis, β.] of Engelond and of Fraunce, for þe kyng of Fraunce hadde wrongfulliche i-take*. [i-take] om. Cx.] in Gascoyne many londes and townes; þerfore þe kyng of Engelond profred þe kyng of Fraunce many faire profres and meke,*. [myke, γ.] for he wolde have his londes aȝen, but al for nouȝt; þan þe kyng gadrede money in eche*. [everyche, α.; every, Cx.] side, and arrayed hym to passe þe see, and aboute seynt Margarete [his]*. [From α. (not γ.).] day kyng Edward passed into Flaundres, and wente þens into*. [to, α., β., and Cx.] Coloyne; þere he socied to hym þe emperour Bevarrus, Page  335, vol.8 þe Brabanes, and þe Flemynges, and by counseil of hem he medled*. [melled, α.] the arms of Fraunce among his owne arms, and brent and destroyed þe*. [his, α.] contrayes*. [the north countrayes, Cx.] of Fraunce anon to Tournaye.*. [Torney, β.] Aboute Candelmasse kyng Edward come into Engelond aȝen; his wyf and his children þat he hadde i-gete on*. [in, α. and Cx.] þat side, he lefte hem at Andwerp in Selond,*. [Braband, Cx.] as it were for suerte of his comynge aȝen; and he made a parlement at Londoun, and ordeyned for þe nedes, and charged Englische men wiþ tribute of þe fifte deel of her goodes and catel, and al men wole;*. [wolle, β.; all mens wolle, Cx.] and þe nynþe, scheef*. [schef, γ.] everich glebe of Enge|lond he ordeyned*. [ordeygned, Cx.] for his owne iourneys, and made lordes of þe next townes aboute answere hym of þe profite þat come þerof. Also þis ȝere was so grete skarste of money and plente of oþer þinges þat men solde a quarter of*. [of] om. β. and Cx.] whete at Londoun for two schillynges, and a fat*. [vat, γ.] ox for [an]*. [From Cx.] half mark. Kyng Edward took þe see toward Flaundres wiþ two hondred schippes on seynt John Baptiste [his]*. [From α.] even; but by þe cooste of Flaundres he mette wiþ þe grete navey of Fraunce strong|liche Page  337, vol.8 arrayed; þerfore al þat day he avised hym and his men what were best to rede, and on þe morwe hym come [to]*. [From Cx.] help a nobel knyȝt, Robert of Morley, wiþ þe norþ navey of Engelond: þere was a strong bataile in þe see; suche*. [sich, β.] a batayle was nevere i-seyn in þe costes of Engelond; þere by Goddis help and favour, Frensche*. [Freyns, γ.] men and Normans were scharpliche i-schote,*. [shoten, Cx.] some i-slawe wiþ strookes, some adraynt*. [drowned, Cx.] by her owne good wille, and some i-take, and her schippes were i-take*. [were i-take] om. Cx.] also, out-take fewe þat flyȝ*. [vewe þat vley, γ.; fledde, Cx.] away as faste as þey myȝte. Þan þe kyng of Engelond come into Flaundres, and hadde a greet oost, and destroyed*. [distruyed, β.] þe norþ side of Fraunce, and byseged þe strong citee Tourney*. [Torney, β. and Cx.] somwhat of tyme; but at þe laste, for defaute of money and*. [and] that, Cx.] his [slouȝe]*. [From α.; slowe, Cx.] procuratoures*. [money þat his slowe procura|tours, β.] sent hym nouȝt out of Engelond, for*. [for] om. α., β., and Cx.] trewes*. [truwes, β., et infra.] were i-take bytwene þe kynges in every side,*. [in every side] for þre ȝere, α.; in eyther syde, Cx.] and so eyþer wente his wey; kyng Edward wiþ his navey wente into Lite*. [lytel, α. and Cx.] Bretayne; þere he loste meny of his men by unholsome mete and drynke. Bote tweie cardynales were i-sent by þe Page  339, vol.8 pope, and made trewes i-take bytwene þe kynges*. [bytwene þe kynges] om. α. (not Cx.).] for þre ȝere. In þe whiche tyme þe riȝt þat þe kyng of Engelond chalanged*. [chalengide, β.; calanged, γ.; chalengyd, Cx.] in þe rewme of Fraunce myȝte be declared at þe fulle. In his comynge aȝen out of Bretayne kyng Edward hadde grete disese*. [dessese, γ.] by tempest of þe see, and men seide þat þe kyng of Fraunce*. [Fraunces, α. and Cx.] nygromansers had i-made þat tempest. Pope Benet deyde, and þe archebisshop of Rothomage was pope after hym, and was i-cleped þe sixte Clement; a man of grete clergie, but a grete wastour and a spendour; so þat he ȝaf his cardinals dignytees of holy chirche þat voyded in Engelond, [and fondede to putte þerfore oþere titles in Engelond,]*. [From α., β., and Cx.] þerfore þe kyng of Engelond was wrooth, and þe ȝere of oure Lord a þowsand þre hondred and foure and fourty þe kyng fordede*. [furdude þe, β.; vordude, γ.; fordyde, Cx.] provisiouns þat*. [þat . . . provisiouns] om. α.] þe pope hadde i-graunted, and hoted*. [bad, Cx.] þat no man schulde after þat tyme brynge suche provisiouns*. [þat . . . provisiouns] om. α.] uppon peyne of prisonement and lesynge of his heed.*. [luesyng, γ.] In þe feste of þe trans|lacioun Page  341, vol.8 of seynt Thomas of Caunterbury kyng Edward took pe see, unweting alle his men whider he wolde wende; but by a*. [þe, α. and β.] ledynge of a knyȝt of her contre*. [of Harecourt, β. and γ rightly.] þat was sometyme out|lawed out of Fraunce, þe kyng londed at Hogges, besides þe ryver of Seyne in þe souþ side of Normandye, and spoylede Cadony and oþere citees, and so his men were made ful riche. But þe kyng of Fraunce had i-broke þe brigges of ryvers in everich side, [for þe ostes schulde not come to gyderes and fyȝte; þerfore kyng Edward rode in Normandye, and took prayes in everyche side].*. [From α. and β.] On seynt Ruphus*. [Rufus, α., β., and γ.] day þe martir, þat is on seynt Austyn þe doctoures*. [þe doctoures] om. α.] eve, þat is þe seven and twenty day of Lamasse monþe, at Cressy in Pycardie,*. [Pykardye, α.] kyng Edward gloriousliche overcome þe kyng of Fraunce, and slowȝ [tweye]*. [From α. and β.] kynges of Beem and of Majorik, þe duke of Lothor|ynge, tweie bisshops, eiȝte erles, many noble lordes, two þowsand knyȝtes, and oþer men wiþ oute noumbre, chased þe peple þat Page  343, vol.8 fliȝ awey on lyve; þere Phelip kyng of Fraunce was i-wounded in þe þigh*. [þeiȝ, β.] and in þe þrote, and tweyes unhorsed of þe kyng of Engelond, as it was i-seide, and scaped awey unneþe. Þerafter þe kyng of Engelond byseged Caleys twelve monþe*. [monþes, α.] and more, for Caleys was somtyme grete enemy to Englische men. Þat ȝere, þe morwe after Myhelmasse*. [Miȝhelmasse, β.] day, in monte Tumba, þat is þe sevenþe*. [xvii., β.] day of Octo|bre, Englische [men],*. [From α.] and specialliche of diocise of ȝork, seculers and regiouns,*. [ruleres, α.; rulers, β.] beet doun þe Scottes [þat]*. [From β.] were i-come by sitynge*. [spyeng, α.; spiȝting, β.] of þe kyng of Fraunce anon to Durham; þere David le*. [þe, α. and β.] Bruce, kyng of Scotlond, William Douglas,*. [Dougelas, α.] and oþere grete lordes, were i-take, and þe oþere were dede and i-chased. Aboute seynt Bartholomeus*. [Barthomeu, γ.] feste,*. [day, α.] Phelip kyng of Fraunce, þat hadde arrayed hym as [hit]*. [From β.] were forto fiȝte, and nameliche for to breke þe sege of Caleys, he flygh awey priviliche in þe dawenynge,*. [dawyng, β.] and lefte þere his tentes and a greet deel of vitaylles þerynne.*. [The last few pages of γ. have suffered so much from the fire that they do not admit of collation.]Page  345, vol.8 The men of Caleys seygh þat, and ȝilded*. [ȝalde, α.; ȝeeld, β.] up þat*. [þe, α.] citee to kyng Edward. Þanne kyng Edward was þere a*. [an, α.] monþe, and ordeyned for Caleys, and wente into Engelond aȝen aboute Mygelmasse,*. [Miȝhelmasse, β.] and graunted trus*. [truwes, β.] for nyne monþes at þe in|staunce of þe pope. But as he hadde somtyme in comynge out of Litel Bretayne, so he hadde at þis tyme greet tempest in þe see, and loste þerby many nobil knyȝtes; þerfore þis noble*. [noble] om. α. and β.] kyng Edward made a wonderful compleynt, and seide, "My goode lady seynt Marye, what is it, and what bodeþ it, þat in my wendynge into Fraunce I*. [Ich, β., bis.] wynde have*. [have wynde, α. and β.] and weder and al þing at my wille, and in my comynge aȝen toward*. [into, α.] Engelond I*. [Ich, β., bis.] have tempest and many hard happes." Þis ȝere fil grete reyne from þe feste of þe Natyvyte of seynt John, and dured forto mydwynter next þerafter, so þat [unneþe]*. [From α. and β.] passid eny day but it reyned by day or by nyght. Þat tyme fel grete deeþ of men in all þe world wyde, and bygan in londes out of þe south est sides; so þat unneþe lefte half þe peple on|lyve,*. [alyve, β.] and in som hous of religioun of twenty lafte*. [lefte, β.] but tweyne. Page  347, vol.8 Þe sixte pope Clement deide at*. [on, β.] seynt Nicolas day, and anon þe popes cheef penytauncer, Stevene bisshop Hostiensis, was i|chosen pope, and was i-cleped þe sixte Innocent. Also þat ȝere bygan grete derþe of þinges þat schulde be soolde,*. [solde, β.] so þat þe sale of þynges was of*. [for, α. and β.] double price to þat it was i-wont. Also þe see and þe lond gan to wexe more bareyne þan þey were to forhonde. Þis ȝere it was accorded and i-swore bytwene þe kynges of Engelond and of Fraunce, oute take þat þe kynges seeles were nouȝt i-sette too þe endentures*. [indenturis, β.] þat were i-wrete: þe accorde was þat þe kyng of Engelond schulde have alle his londes of þe ducherye of Gyan þat were bynome hym to forehonde by þe kyng of Fraunce, [so þat þe kyng of Engelond shulde leve and resigne up to þe kyng of Fraunce]*. [From α. and β.] al þe right and þe cleyme*. [clayme, β.] þat he had to þe reume of Fraunce. Uppon þat doynge were solempne messangers i-sent in*. [to, α.] þe kynges by|half*. [kynges half, β.] of Engelond, Henry þe nobil duke of Lancastre, Henry erle of Arundel, Michel of Norþeburgh bisshop of Londoun, and Gy de Bryan; þese were i-sent to the popes court forto have Page  348, vol.8 þese covenauntes recorded by þe popes billes;*. [bulles, α. and β.] but by sodeyn fraude of Fraunce, and by assent of þe pope,*. [pope scratched thro' in α.] þese covenantes were i-putte of and undo; þerfore Engelond arrayeþ forto fiȝte forto recovere*. [rekever, β.] and wynne þe londes þat were bynome wiþ wrong, and þe kyng of Engelond entred into*. [into] om. β.] Fraunce wiþ greet strengþe of knyȝtes. But he herde telle þat Berwyk was i-take, and come aȝen, and delyvered Berwyk of þe power of þe Scottes. Þis ȝere was so grete drowþe*. [druyþe, β.] þat þre monþes to|gidres, Averel, May, and June, unneþe fel a drope of reyn doun to the erþe. On Friday in Wytsonwyke*. [A Fryday in þe Witsonweke, β.] were tweye freres of þe ordre of Menoures i-brent in Avyoun*. [Avinion, β.] for som fals opiniouns, as it semed þe pope and þe cardynales. Þe same ȝere, at þe Nativite of oure Lord, þe kyng of Engelond his*. [his] om. α.] eldest sone Edward seilled into Gascoyne wiþ many men of armes and archeres, to recovere and wynne þe londes of þe ducherie of Gyan, þat þe kyng of Fraunce hadde long tyme wrongfulliche wiþholde; þere Edward dwelled al a ȝere wiþ oute eny reese*. [rees, β.] of enemyes. But in þe mene tyme he took Page  349, vol.8 and beet doun and spoylled and brent huge citees þat were rebel aȝenst hym, as Narboun,*. [Narbon, β.] Carcason, and oþere; bot in þe ende of þe ȝere of his comynge, þe oon and twenty day of þe monþe of Septembre, while þe duke of Lancastre byseged þe citee Berenens in Bretayne, Edwerd passed by þe brynkes of þe ryver of*. [of] om. β.] Leyr, þat is of the ducherie of Gyan, þere come þe kyng of Fraunce wiþ a greet oost, and fauȝt wiþ hym; but þe kyng of Fraunces men*. [kynges men of Fraunce, β.] weren i-slawe and i-chasede, and þe kyng of Fraunce was i-take and i-brouȝt at Burdewys,*. [Burdeux, α.; Burdeaus, β.] in Gascoyne, and was þere forto Witsontyde.*. [Wyttesontyde, α.] [Þis ȝere about Witsontide]*. [From β.] the forseyde Edward seyled out of Gascoyne into Engelond [with Joon kyng of Frenschemen];*. [From β.] þan*. [þan . . . Engelond] om. α.; and anoon the pope sent twey, &c., β.] tweie cardynales come into Engelond*. [þan . . . Engelond] om. α.; and anoon the pope sent twey, &c., β.] forto to trete of pees bytwene þe tweie kynges. Þese cardynales dwelled in Engelond a ful ȝere, and þe þridde cardynal come of his owne heed to conforte the kyng of Fraunce, and dwellid wiþ the oþere cardynales at Londoun. Also þis ȝere, [þat]*. [From α. and β.] was ȝere of oure Lord a þowsand þre hondred and seven and fifty, [aboute]*. [From α. and β.] alle Alewen tide,*. [Alhalwentyde, β.] Davyd le Bruce, kyng of Scotlond, Page  350, vol.8 was delyvered, þat hadde i-be long tyme in*. [en, α.] warde enleyene ȝere in þe castel of Odiam,*. [Odyam, α.; Odyham, β.] and he paide a grete raunsoun. Also þis ȝere at þe court of Rome bygan greet stryff bytwene [þe]*. [From β.] primat Armacan and freres beggers. Also þe same ȝere was grete destruccioun in Bretayne and in Normandye, by Phelip þat was þe kynges broþer of Navare,*. [Navarn, β.] and sir Iames Pypyn*. [Pyyp, α.; Pipe, β.] and Robert Knolles, and many oþer Englisshe men wiþ|outen*. [wiþ oute, α.] heed and wiþouten waraunt of þe kyng of Engelond. Þis ȝere aboute þe Assumpcioun of oure Lady, Edward kyng of Engelond, and his eldest sone Edward prince of Wales, þe duke of Lancastre, and nygh*. [neiȝ, β.] alle þe lordes of Engelond, wiþ a greet oost of horsmen and of archers i-gadred wiþ aboute a þowsand chariottes,*. [archeres, α.] dwelled somtyme*. [somdel, α. and β.] longe tyme at Sande|wiche, and*. [and] om. α.] aboute Myghelmasse next þerafter þe forsaide duke seilled*. [seyled, β.] to Caleys; þe kyng and þe prince seilled*. [seylide, β.] to þe same place aboute Candelmasse, and bygunne to ride anon*. [anoon to ryde, α. and β.] in þe reaume*. [rewme, α.] of Fraunce, but þat*. [þat] om. α. and β.] þey lay in þe feelde of Page  351, vol.8 Burgoyne and in þe*. [þe] om. β.] champayne anon to þe Anunciacioun of oure Lady. In þe mene tyme þe Normans londed*. [londide, β.] at Wyn|chilsee wiþ a litel navey in Engelond, þe fifte*. [fiftenþe, α. and β.] day of Marche, and assailled þat toun, and slouȝ men, and brent some of þe toun. But þere meny of þe see þefes*. [þeeves, α. and β.] were i-slawe and i-dreynt, and þe oþere deel of þe see þefes*. [þeeves, α. and β.] flyȝe*. [fleye, α.] to þe*. [þe] her, β.] schippes, and went out of Engelond, as þey were compelled by þe abbot of Bataylle*. [Batail, β.] and strengþe þat was wiþ hym. Þis ȝere, aboute seynt Donstones day*. [Donston his feste, α.; Dunstan's feste, β.] and feste, Edward kyng of Engelond toke trewes*. [truse, α.; truwes, β.] wiþ þe kyng of Fraunce, in hope of pees, and cam wiþ his oost aȝen into Engelond. But he loste many men, horses, and chariottes, besides Parys, the eyȝteþe day after Estre,*. [Esterne, α.] by a storme of weder þat fel þere þat tyme. Aboute Lamasse next þerafter Armacan and þe ordres of beggers of þe stryf þat was bytwene hem cessed*. [ceeside, β.] by heste of þe pope. Also þe same ȝere*. [tyme, α. and β.] þe prince of Wales, þe duke of Lancastre, and many oþer lordes of Engelond, and þe kyng of Fraunce, wente to Caleys to reforme the pees bytwene Enge|lond Page  352, vol.8 and Fraunce. Þere þe pees was refourmed and as|sured wiþ suerte of oþer*. [, from oþer, MS., α.; ooþ, β.] in eyþer side, and þe kynges of Engelond and of Fraunce wente home aȝen to her owne kyng|doms aboute Mychemasse;*. [Miȝhelmasse, β.] and sone þerafter were messan|gers i-sent to Avyon*. [Avinion, β.] to þe pope, to conferme þe pees and covenante in eyþer side.

God be þonked of al his nedes:*. [dedes, α. and β.] þis translacioun is i-ended in a Þorsday, þe eyȝteþe day of Averyl, þe ȝere of oure Lord a þowsand þre hondre*. [hundrid, β.] foure score and sevene, þe tenþe ȝere of kyng Richard þe secounde after þe conquest of Engelond, þe ȝere of my lordes age, sire Thomas [lorde]*. [From α. and β.] of Berkeley, þat made me make þis translacioun, fyve and thrytty. Deo gracias.

* Explicit, α. (not β.).

Here is written in α, "secoūde."

Also lower down, "John Knigh|ton," neither in the same hand as the MS.

On the back of this folio, "Wil|liam Knighton."