THE names of the auctores been rehersede here, of whom [folio 19a] thys presente cronicle is abstracte. Iosephus, the nowble wryter of storyes of the Iewes, whiche dide wryte XXti bookes of antiquite, and vij. bookes of the subuersion of the cyte of Ierusalem and of the captiuite of the peple þer of, from the begynnenge of the worlde vn to the xiiijthe yere of Domician themperoure. Also Hegesippus, de Ex|cidio Urbis, whom Seynte Ambrose translate. Plinius, in hys XXXti vij. bookes of Naturalle Storyes. Trogus Pom|peius, in hys xlti iiij. bookes, allemoste of alle the storyes of the worlde, whom Iustinus his disciple did abbreuiate. Eusebius, in his Story Ecclesiasticalle, in whiche story xj. bookes be conteynede. Also the Ecclesiasticalle Story tri|partite Page 23, vol.1 of whom be iij. auctores, Eusebius, Ierom and Theo|dorus the byschoppe. Seynte Austyn de Civitate Dei, and specially in the xvijthe and xviijthe books. Orosius Hispanus, in his booke de Ormesta Mundi. Isidorus His|palensis, in his Ethimologies. Solinus, of the Meruayles of the Worlde. Eutropius, in his story of Romanes. Paulus Diaconus in his Story of Longobardes. Cassiodorus, of the Gestes of Emperoures and Byschoppes. Methodius, martir and byschoppe,*. [byschop, Harl. MS.] to whom, beenge in prison, an angelle schewede of þe state of the worlde, begynnenge and ende. Suetonius, of the Gestes of Romanes. Valerius Maximus, of the Gestes of Memorye. Macrobius, in Saturnalibus. Pri|cianus Grammaticus, in his Cosmographye. Petrus Comestor, in his Storye Scolasticalle. Gregorius, of the Meruailes of Rome. Bede, of the Gestes of men of Englonde; also, Bede, of the Natures of Thynges; also, Bede, of Tymes. Page 25, vol.1 Gildas, of the Gestes of Briteynes. Marianus Scotus. Willelmus*. [Willms, Harl. MS. (twice).] Malmesburiensis monachus, of the Gestes of the Kynges of Englonde and of the Byschoppes. Henry, Archi|diacon of Huntyngedon. Waltere, Archidiacon of Oxford. Alfride, Treasurer of Beuerlaye. Galfridus Monomutensis, in his Story of Britones. Willelmus*. [Willms, Harl. MS. (twice).] Riuallensis. Giral|dus of Wales, which describede Topographie of Irlonde, Itinerary of Wales, and the Lyfe of Kinge Henry the Secunde, under a triuialle distinccion. Iohannes Salesburi|ensis, in his Policraticon, whom he intitlede de Nugis Curi|alium. Hugo Pisanus Byschoppe, in his Deriuaciones. Vincentius Beluacensis, in his Myrrour Historicalle. Ivo [folio 19b] Byschoppe Carnotense, of the Storye of Frensche men. Titus Liuius, of the Gestes of Romanes. Martinus, the peni|tentiary of the Pope, in his Cronicles of Emperoures and Byschoppes. Also Florentius, monke of Wurcestre, whom Page 27, vol.1 y folowe specially with Marianus Scotte in the supputacion of yeres.