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Author: Grafton, Richard, d. 1572?
Title: A chronicle at large and meere history of the affayres of Englande and kinges of the same deduced from the Creation of the vvorlde, vnto the first habitation of thys islande: and so by contynuance vnto the first yere of the reigne of our most deere and souereigne Lady Queene Elizabeth: collected out of sundry aucthors, whose names are expressed in the next page of this leafe.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: A chronicle at large and meere history of the affayres of Englande and kinges of the same deduced from the Creation of the vvorlde, vnto the first habitation of thys islande: and so by contynuance vnto the first yere of the reigne of our most deere and souereigne Lady Queene Elizabeth: collected out of sundry aucthors, whose names are expressed in the next page of this leafe.
Grafton, Richard, d. 1572?, Solis, Virgil, 1514-1562,

[Imprinted at London: By Henry Denham, dwelling in Paternoster Rowe, for Richarde Tottle and Humffrey Toye], Anno Domini. 1569. [the last of March]
Alternate titles: Chronicle Chronicle. This seconde volume, beginning at VVilliam the Conquerour. This seconde volume, beginning at William the Conquerour.
Notes:
"To the gentle reader" signed: Richard Grafton.
At foot of title: Cum priuilegio.
Imprint from colophon except for publication date. Month date from colophon.
"This seconde volume, beginning at VVilliam the Conquerour .." has separate pagination, register, and title page dated 1568.
Includes indexes.
A few of the illustrations were cut by Virgil Solis.
5T1.6 and 6A3.4 are each in two settings; 5T6r has catchword (1) "of" or (2) "selfe"; 6A3v has catchword (1) "But" or (2) "to". The first version of each treats the Duke of Norfolk's attainder before Henry VIII's death as supposed, the latter as fact.
Identified as STC 12146 on UMI microfilm reel 545.
Reproductions of the originals in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery and the British Library.
Appears at reel 205 and 286 (Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery copies) and at reel 545 (British Library copy).
Reel 286: Cropped; t.p. mutilated. Reel 545: vol. 2 only; title page doctored to read "This chronicle. of Briteyn ..".
Subject terms:
Great Britain -- History -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A68108.0001.001

Contents
title page
¶ The names of the Authors that are alleged in this History.
To the Right Honorable Sir Wylliam Cecill Knight, principall Secreta∣ry to the Queenes Maiesty, and of hir priuie Coun∣sayle, Mayster of the Courtes of VVardes and Lyueries, and Chauncelour of the Vniuersitie of Cambridge: Richard Grafton Citezen of London, wysheth long health wyth encrease of honor.
To the gentle Reader.
Thomas N. to the Reader.
The first Age, and first part of this Chronicle.
The seconde Age, and seconde part of this Chronicle.
The thirde Age, and thirde part of this Chronicle
The fourth Age, and fourth part of this Chronicle.
¶ Here beginneth the Kinges of Israell.
The first entrie into the Historie of the Kinges of Briteyn
The fift Age, and fift part of this Chronicle.
The sixt Age, and sixt part of this Chronicle.
list of ages of the world
¶ And for the better satisfaction of those that knowe not the true summarie or accompt of the aforesayd Ages, I will shew by a perticuler accompt gathered out of the holy Scriptures, how the true knowledge of euery Age is collected, which may appere as foloweth The first Age conteyneth .M.vj.C.lvj. yeres and is proued thus. The first Age
The seconde Age conteyneth .iij.C.lxiij. yeres, and .x. dayes, and is Proued thus. The second Age
The third Age conteyneth .iiij.C.xxx. yeres, and is collected in this maner. The thirde age
The fourth Age conteyneth .iiij.C.lxxx. yeres, and is gathered in this maner. The fourth Age
The fift Age conteyneth .iiij.C.ix. yeres, and .vj. Monethes, and is collected in this wise. The fift Age
The sixt age is from the captiuitie of Babilon, vnto the comming of Christ, and conteyneth sixe C.xxv. yeres, and is proued thus. The sixt Age
The seuenth Age, and seuenth part of this Chronicle.
A Summarie of the afore∣said Hystorie.
A Table for the first Volume of this Chro∣nicle, that is to say, from the Creation of the Worlde, vnto William the Conquerour.
title page
To the Reader.
The Historie of king Wil∣liam the Conquerour.
The Epitaphe of the reuerend father in God William Bishop of London, who of his great loue and charitie towarde the Citizens of the same, did first obteyne for them of William the Conquerour theyr Charter, liberties and priuileges, as by the inscription of the sayde stone may apéere, the contentes and effect whereof foloweth, first in Latine, and then in Englishe.
version
version
William Rufus.
Henrie the first.
King Stephen.
Henrie the seconde.
Richarde the first.
King Iohn.
Henrie the thirde.
Edwarde the first.
Edwarde the seconde.
Edwarde the thirde.
lists of issue
Richarde the seconde.
Henrye the fourth.
Henrye the fift.
Henrye the sixt.
The Articles of accusation and accord, betvvene the Lorde of Gloucester, and the Lorde of VVinchester.
The aunsvvere of the Bishop.
The Othe of the Lordes.
The Arbitrament.
Edwarde the fourth.
Edwarde the fift.
Richarde the thirde.
Henry the seuenth.
¶ In Oxford are these Colleges and Halles follow∣yng, with the names of the Founders of the same, and the yeres they were founded in.
Henry the eyght.
Edwarde the sixt.
Queene Mary.
Queene Elizabeth.
A Table declaring the reignes of euerie king of this Realme, sithen the con∣quest, and the yeares of our Lorde, and Monethes and dayes of their beginning, and also the names and surnames of all the Maiors, and Shirifes of London, with the yere and daye of their entrance into their charge. And for the better vnderstan∣ding of this Table, the same is deuided into .iiij. partes or titles. The first is the yeres of our Lorde, then the Monethes and dayes wherein euery King began his reigne, then the yeres of the Kings reigne, and lastly, the names of the Bayliffes, Shirifes and Maiors, placed iustly vppon the verie day of the Moneth, wherin euerie of them entred into their office. And for example, I would know in what yere of our Lorde King Henrie the .viij. began his reigne, and in what Moneth and daye, and who wt that Shirifes also Maior of London. First I seeke our among the Kinges, and at the last, I finde King Henrie the .viij. and the first title I finde the yeare of our Lorde that he began his reigne in, which was .1509. and the .xxij. day of the Moneth of Aprill. And immediatly followeth the Moneth of September, and the .xxviij. daye, wherein George Monnoux and Iohn Ducket entred into their office of Shiriualtie, and like∣wyse foloweth in the same yere the Moneth of Octo∣ber the .xxviij. day, wherin Thomas Bradbu∣rie entred into his office of the Mayral∣tie of London. And thus may ye in like maner find a true accompt of the yeres of any King, Shirife, or Mai∣or of Lon∣don.
A Table for the second Volume of this Chronicle.
Faultes escaped in the second Volume.
colophon