1427 – 1434
Ande same yere, the vj daye of Marche, Arthure of Bretayne
with othyr lordys, the nombyr of x. ml. knyghtys and squyers, made a
saute to the towne of Synt Jakys de Bouerne. Ande there were
slayne of hem a ml and v c of men of armys, of the whiche were
viij c legge harnys with hyr cote armourys one of hem. (fn. 1) And he
toke alle hyr ordynauns of gonnys and alle hyr vytayle, with alle
the othyr stoffe that was at the sege, that is to saye, xiiij gonnys,
with the powdrys, and iij c pypys of wyne, and ij c pypys of brede
and floure, and a ml. (fn. 2) panyers with fyggys and raysonys, and herynge,
and othyr stuffe of pavys and tentys, &c.
|John Raynewelle, the goode Mayre of the cytte of London
Ande that yere John Duke of Bedforde and Regaunte of Fraunce
wennte in to Fraunce agayne, and the Byschoppe of Wynchester
whythe hym, and they londyd at Calys. And ther the Byschoppe
of Wynchester was made Cardynalle upon oure Lady Daye in
Lentyn, in Saynt Mary chyrche. Ande there was grete solempnyte,
for there come two legatys and broughte hys bullys and hys hatte
from the Pope, (fn. 3) and the Regaunt set on hys hatte ond hys hedde.
Ande that same yere a theffe that was i-callyd Wille Wawe was
hangyd at Tyborne. And that yere was smytte owte many buttys
of Romnaye of Lumbardys makyng in dyvers placys of the Cytte,
for they were corrupte and also they very pyson, &c.
Ande that same yere, the xiiij day of Juylle, cam the Erle of
Saulysbury in to London owte of Fraunce. And that yere there
was a Parlyment at Westemyster, and that beganne a Synt Edwardys day in Lent. And that yere the towre on the draught
brygge of London was be-gonne. And the Mayre layde the fyrste
stone, and mo othyr aldyrmen with hym.
|John Gedney, Mayre of London
Ande that yere the Erle of Warwyke com home in to Inglonde
owte of Fraunce, and he was made governer of the kynge.
Ande that yere the Pope (fn. 4) sende into Inglond, and in to alle
Crystyn londys, a pardon ayenste the erytekys the whyche were in
the londe of Hungery, yn the cytte of Prage; the whyche pardon
was that me[n] shulde every Sonday in the begynnyng of every
monythe shulde goo in processyon, whythe vij Psalmys and the
Letany, and they shulde have a c dayes of pardon unto the same processyon. The kyng and the quene, and alle othyr lordys spyrytualle
& temporalle, wentt on processyon thoroughe London the ij day
of June. And that same day the Erle of Saulysbury toke hys
jornaye towarde Fraunce the secunde tyme; and he schyppyd at
Sondewyche, and he londyd in Normandy, and wente forthe unto
Orlyaunce, and there he layde sege unto the towne as hyt ys a-bove
Ande that same yere, the fyrste of September, the Cardynalle
and Byschoppe of Wynchester came yn to Ingelonde, and soo to
London; and he was ressayvyd there worthely and ryally of the
mayre and of alle hys bretheryn, for they roode and fette hym yn
to the cytte of London, ande the spyrytualle party whythe processyon. And [t]at yere hyt was a wete somer for hyt raynyd for
the moste party from oure Lady Day in Lentyn unto the feste of
Mychelmas nexte folowynge. And that yere there was a grete
morayne of bestys, and pryncypally of schyppe, for the more party of
alle Inglonde, for sheppe deyde ynne every contray of Ingelonde.
|Harry Barton, Mayre of London
Ande that same yere, the xxx day of October, there was a grette
fyre at Baynardeys Castelle, the whyche fyre dyde moche harme.
And the viij day of Novembyr the Duke of Northefolke wolde
have rowyde thoroughe the brygge of London, and hys barge
was rentte agayne the arche of the sayde brygge, and there were
drownyde many men, the nombyr of xxx personys and moo of
gentylmen and goode yemen.
Ande the same yere, the xxx day of October, the Erle of
Saulysbury was hurte at the sege of Orlyaunce beforesayde, and
the secunde day of Novembyr he dyde. Ande the fyrste Sonday of
Advente he was enteryde at Poulys by the Cardynalle of Wynchester
and ij Arche-byschoppys, one of Cantyrbury and that othyr of Yorke,
that tyme beynge in London.
And the secunde daye of Advente there were ij heretykys objuryd
atte Poulys Crosse, and the iij herytyke commyttyde to preson,
for he was convycte. And that same yere the bonys of Mayster
John Wykclyffe were take uppe and brentte at Lutterworthe in
Layceter schyre there that he was buryde. And thys was done
by the commaundement of [t]e pope and alle hys clargye. And
the xij evyn aftyr was i-broughte unto London, and hadde hys
masse at Poulys, and hys bonys buryde at Birsham.
Ande the same yere, the xij day of Feverer, Syr John Fastolfe,
Syr Thomas Ramston, and Syr John Salveyne, toke and slowe (fn. 5) the
nombyr of viij schore Schottys of cote armyvorys, and toke iiij c
Dolfynnys mayne that were towarde Orlyaunce for to have brokyn
the sege, &c.
And that same yere the Duke of Burbone (fn. 6) was sworne Englysche
in the kyngys manyr of Eltam besyde Grenewyche. And the xxj
day of Feverer Syr Rycharde Nevyle was made Erle of Saulysbury.
And that same yere there was a stronge thefe that was namyd
Bolton was drawe, hanggyd, and i-quarteryde. And that same
yere there was a ryche wedowe i-slayne at Whyte Chapylle; and
the same theffe that kylde hyr fledde to Syn Gorgys yn Sowtheworke; and the Fryday nexte folowynge he for-swore the londe;
and he was a-sygnyd the same way that he slowe the woman, and
there wemmen mette with hym and slowe hym in the waye by
twyne the Whyte Chapylle and Algate.
Ande the same yere, the v day of June, there was a fryer i-slayne
in the Towre of London, and the person of the same Towre with
hym also. And that yere hyt was a dyre yere of corne and
pryncypally of whete and of alle maner of vytayle, for a buschelle
of whete was worthe xx d. And that same yere, in the monythe of
May, was the sege of Orlyaunce i-broke with the Pusylle, Bastarde of
Burbon, and othyr Armynackys. And there was slayne the Lorde
Molaynys, and Glasdale, squyer, and many moo worthy men. And
the x day of June the Erle of Sowthefolke brothyr, and the Lorde of
Ponyngys sone hys ayre, were slayne at a jornaye be-syde Orlyaunce,
and the Lorde Talbot, and the Lorde Schalys, and Syr Thomas
Ramston were takyn, and the erlys brother of Sowthefolke was
slayne, and many mo othyr, &c.
Ande the xxij day of June the Cardynalle of Wynchester toke
hys jornay, and was purposyd into the londe of Beame; but he
cam not there, but bode stylle yn Fraunce whythe the Regaunte
that tyme. And on Synte Petrys day aftyr Syr John Radeclyffe
wentte unto Fraunce unto the Regaunte with a nothyr mayny.
And the same yere, the xxij day of Septembyr, be-gan the Parlyment at Westemyster, and hyt duryde unto the xxiij day of
Feverer nexte folowynge; in the whyche Parlyment was grauntyd
that John Raynewelle shulde (fn. 7) be mayre of the stapylle of Callys iij
|Wylliam Estefylde, Mayre of London
Ande that yere, the vj day of Novembyr, the yere of oure Lorde
a Ml.cccc.xxix and the Sonday letter or Dominical letter B, Kyng
Harry the vj was crownyd at Westemyster on Syn Lenardys day.
And at the coronacyon was made xxxij knyghtys of the Bathe;
and on the morne aftyr the Pryncys sone of Portynggale was made
knyghte in the Whyte Halle at Westemyster.
Nowe of the solempnyte of the coronacyon. Alle the prelatys
wente on processyon beryng eche of hem a certayne relyke; and
the Pryor of Westemyster bare a rodde callyde Virga regia, ande
the Abbot of Westemyster bare the kyngys ceptoure. And my
Lorde of Warwyke bare the kynge to chyrche in a clothe of
scharlet furryd, evyn as the newe knyghtys of the Bathe wente
whythe furryde hoodys with menyver. And thenne he was led
up in to the hyghe schaffold, whyche schaffolde was coveryd alle
with saye by twyne the hyghe auter and the quere. And there the
kyng was sette in hys sete in the myddys of the schaffold there,
beholdynge the pepylle alle a-boute saddely and wysely. Thenne
the Arche-byschoppe of Cantyrbury made a proclamacyon at the iiij
quarterys of schaffolde, sayynge in thys wyse: "Syrys, here comythe
Harry, Kyng Harry the v ys sone, humylyche to God and Hooly
Chyrche, askynge the crowne of thy[s] realme by ryght and dyscent
of herytage. Yf ye holde you welle plesyd with alle and wylle be
plesyd with hym, say you nowe, ye! and holde uppe youre hondys."
And thenne alle the pepylle cryde with oo voyce, "Ye! ye!" Thenne
the kynge went unto the hyghe auter, and humely layde hym downe
prostrate, hys hedde to the auter warde, longe tyme lyyng stylle.
Thenne the arche-byscoppys and byschoppys stode rounde a-boute
hym, and radde exercysyons ovyr hym, and many antemys i-song
by note. And thenne the arche-byschoppes wente to hym and
strypte hym owte of hys clothys in to hys schyrte. And there was
yn hys schyrte a thynge lyke grene taffata, whyche was i-lasyd at
iiij placys of hym. Thenne was he layde a downe a yenne, and
helyd hym with hys owne clothys yn the same maner a-fore sayde.
And thenne the Byschoppe of Chester (fn. 8) and of Rouchester (fn. 9) songe
a letany ovyr hym. And the Arche-byschoppe of Cantyrbury
radde many colettys ovyr hym. Thenne the arche-byschoppys
toke hym uppe a gayne and unlasyd hym, and a-noyntyd hym.
Fyrste hys bryste and hys ij tetys, and the myddys of hys backe,
and hys hedde, alle a-crosse hys ij schylderys, hys ij elbowys,
hys pamys of hys hondys; and thenne they layde a certayne
softe thynge as cotton to alle the placys a-noyntyd; and on hys
hedde they putt on a whyte coyffe of sylke. And so he wentte
viij dayes; and at the viij dayes the byschoppys dyde wasche hit
a-waye with whyte wyne i-warmyd leuke warme. And the knyghtys
of the Garter helde a clothe of a-state ovyr hym alle the whyle of
his waschynge. To the fyrste processe, aftyr the oyntynge he layde
hym doune prostrate a-gayne. Thenne the arche-byschoppys raddyn
solempne colettys with a solempne prefas. And thenne they toke
hym up a-gayne and putte a-pon hym a goune of scharlette whythe
a pane of ermyn, and Synt Edwarde ys sporys, and toke hym hys
cepter in hys honde, and the kyngys yerde i-callyd Virga regia in
hys othyr honde, sayyng there-with, Reges eos in virga ferrea, (fn. 10)
he syttyng thenne in a chayre by fore the hyghe auter. And
thenne alle the byschoppys seseden with a swerde, they alle syttynge
there hondys thereon, ande alle they saynge thes wordys thys to
gladio tuo super femur tuum, potentissime. (fn. 12) And at
every tyme the kyng answeryd and sayde, Observabo. Thenne toke
they the swerde a gayne fro hym, and layde the swerde on the hyghe
auter. Thenne bought the kyng hys swerde a gayne of Holy Chyrche
for an c s. in signe and in tokyn that the vertu and power sholde
come fyrste fro Hooly Chyrche. Thenne sette they on hys hedde Synt
Edwarde ys crowne. Thenne rose he owte of hys chayre and layde
hym downe prostrate a gayne. And there the byschoppys sayde
ovyr hym many hooly colettys. And thenne they toke hym up and
dyspoylyd hym of hys gere a-yen, and thenne a-rayde hym as a
byschoppe that sholde synge a masse, with a dalmadyke lyke unto
a tunycule with a stole a bowte hys necke, not crossyd, and a pon
hys fete a payre of sandellys as a byschoppe, and a cope and glovys
lyke a byschoppe; and thenne sette a yen on hys hedde Synt
Edwarde ys crowne, and layde hym a-pon the schaffolde and sette
hym a sete of hys astate, and ij byschoppys stondyng on every
syde of hym, helpyng hym to bere the crowne, for hyt was ovyr
hevy for hym, for he was of a tendyr age. And then they be-ganne
the masse, and the Arche-byschoppe of Cauntyrbury songe the masse.
And a nothyr byschop radde the pystylle. And the Byschoppe of
Worsethyr radde the gospelle at the auter. And at the offretory
come the kynge downe and made the oblacyon of brede and wyne,
there whythe offerynge a pounde weyght of golde, the whiche
contaynyd xvj marke of nobbelys. And thenne wente he uppe
agayne in to the schaffolde and satte there in hys sete tylle the
iij Angus Dei, and thenne he come downe agayne and layde
hym downe prostrate, sayng there hys Confyteor, (fn. 13) and alle the
prelatys sayde Misereator. (fn. 14) And thenne he sate uppe, knelynge with
humylyte and grete devocyon, ressayvyng the iij parte of the holy
sacrament apon the paten of the chalys of the Arche-byschoppe
handys. Thenne there come the Byschoppe of London with the
grete solempne chalys of Synt Edwarde and servyd hym whythe
wyne; the whyche chalis by Synt Edwarde ys dayes was praysyd
at xxx.Ml marke; and the Cardenalle of Wynchester and a nothyr
byschoppe helde to hym the towelle of sylke; and so he knelyd
stylle tylle mas was i-doo. Thenne rosse he up a-gayne an yede
a-fore the schryne, and there was he dyspoylyde of alle the ornamentys that he weryde, lyke the ornamentys of a byschoppe, as hyt
was sayde by-fore; and thenne he was a-rayde lyke a kynge in a
ryche clothe of golde, with a crowne sette on hys hedde, whyche
crowne Kynge Rycharde hadde made for hym selfe. And so the
kynge was ladde thoroughe the palys yn to the halle, and alle the
newe knyghtys be-fore hym in hyr a-raye of scharlette; and thenne
all the othyr lordys comynge aftyr hym; thenne come the othyr
lordys comynge aftyr hem. Thenne come the chaunceler with hys
crosse bare heddyd; and aftyr hym come the cardenelle with hys
crosse in hys abyte lyke a chanon yn a garment of rede chamelett,
furryd whythe whyte menyver. And thenne folowyde the Kynge,
and he was ladde by-twyne the Byschoppe of Dyrham and the
Byschoppe of Bathe; and my goode Lorde of Warwyke bare
uppe his trayne. And byfore hym rode my Lorde of Saulysbury
as Constabylle of Ingelonde in my Lorde of Bedforde hys stede,
and thenne my Lorde of Glouceter as Stywarde of Inglonde.
And aftyr hym rode the Duke of Northefolke as Marchalle of
Ingelonde. And before the kynge iiij lordys bare iiij swerdys, ij in
there schaberdys and ij nakyde. And one wa[s] poynteles of the iiij
swerdys above sayde. And as they [were] (fn. 15) syttyng at mete the kynge
kepte hys astate. Ande on the ryght honde sate the Cardynalle
whythe a lower astate; and on the lyfte syde sate the chaunceler
and a byschoppe of Fraunce, and noo moo at that tabylle. And on
the ryght honde of the halle at that borde kepte the baronys of the
Fyffe portys, and soo forthe, clerkes of the Chaunsery; and on the
lefte honde sate the Mayre of London and hys aldyrmen, and othyr
worthy comynerys of the cytte of London. Ande in the myddys of
the halle sate the byschoppys, and justysys, and worthy knyghtys,
and squyers, and soo fyllyde bothe the myddylle tabyllys of the
halle. And at the ryght honde of the halle, uppon a schaffolde,
stode the kyngys of harowdys alle the mete tyme in hyr cote
armorys and hyr crownys in hyr heddys. Ande at the fyrste course
they come downe and wente by fore the kyngys champyon, Syr
Phylyppe Dymmoke, that rode in the halle i-armyde clene as Syn
Jorge. And he proclaymyd in the iiij quarterys of the halle that
the kynge was ryghtefulle ayre to the crowne of Ingelonde, and
what maner man [t]at wolde nay hyt, he was redy for to defende hyt
as hys knyghte and hys champyon. Ande by that offyce he
holdythe hys londys, &c.
The fyrste course that was i-servyd yn to the halle before the
The fyrste that come yn was a berys hedde, enarmyde in a castelle
ryalle. Furmenty with venson. Vyant ryalle gylte. Grosse chare.
Swanne. Capyn stewyde. Hayryn. Grete pyke. Rede lesche
whythe a whyte lyon crownyde there yn. Custarde ryalle with a
lybarde of golde sette there ynne holdyng a flowredelys. Frytoure
like a son, a floure de lysse there yn. Ande a sotelte, Synt Edwarde
and Synt Lewys armyd in hyr cotys of armys, bryngyng thys yong
kyng, Harry the vj, in fygure y-armyde by twyne hem two, in hys
cote of armys, whythe thys reson:
"Loo here ben ij kyngys ryght profytabylle and ryght goode,
Holy Synt Edwarde and Synt Lowys.
Also the branche borne of hyr blode,
Lyvynge a monge Crystyn moste soverayne of pryse,
Enherytoure to the flowredelysse.
God graunte he may thoroughe grace of Cryste Jesu
The vjte Harry to raygne, and be as wyse,
And hym resemble in kynghode and vertu." Amen.
The secunde coursse unto the kynge syttynge in the halle.
Viaunde blanke. Gely (fn. 16) wrytyn and notyd, Te Deum laudamus.
Pygge in doory. Crane. Byttore. Cony. Chykynnys endoryd.
Parteryche. Pecoke. Grete breme; leche whythe an antloppe
crownyde there yn, and schynynge as golde. Flampayne pouderyde
with lybardys and flowredelyssys of golde. Frytoure. Custarde.
A lybarde ys hedde why[t]e ij esterygys fetherys. And a sotellete,—The Emperoure and Kynge Harry the vte in mantellys of garterys,
bryngyng yn Kyng Harry the vjte yn the same sute, whythe thys
"Ayens myscreaunt[s] the Emperoure Segysmounde
Hathe shewyde hys myghte which is (fn. 17) imperyalle
Sythe Harry soo nobylle and worthy knyghte (fn. 18)
In Crystys cause yn actys mercyalle.
Cheryschynge the Chyrche, the Lollers hadde a valle
To geve ensampylle to kynges that shulde shewe hyr ryght.
And to thys branche in specyalle
Whylys he dothe raygne to plese God, and drede hys myght
eternalle." (fn. 19) Amen.
The thyrde course of thys ryalle feste in to the halle.
Quynsys in composte. Blaundsore. Veneson rostyde. Egretys.
Curlewys rostyde. Wodekocke. Ploverys. Quaylys. Snytys.
Grete bryddys. Larkys. Grete crabbys. Lesche i-made as vyolet
colourys. Bakemetes. Chekynnys, i-pouderyde with losyngys, gylte
whythe the flourys of borage. Frytoure cryspe. A sotelte,—Owre
Lady syttynge, and hyr Chylde in hyr lappe, holdyng in every
honde a crowne, Syn Gorge knelyng on that one syde and Synt
Denys in that othyr syde, and they ij presentyng the kynge to
owre Lady whythe thys reson:
"O blessyd lady, Crystys modyr dyre,
And Syn Gorge callyd hyr owne knyght;
Hooly Syn Denys, O martyr, moste entere,
To the here vjte Harry we present to the in youre syghte.
Shechythe (fn. 20) youre grace on hym,
Thys tendyr and whythe vertu hym avaunce, (fn. 21)
Borne by dyscent and tytylle of ryght
Justely to raygne in Ingelonde and yn Fraunce."
Ande that yere there was a Parlyment at Westemyster, and that
be gan the xxij day of Septembyr and hyt duryd unto the xxiij
day of Feverer nexte folowynge. And in that Parlyment was
grauntyde ij fyftenys to brynge thys yonge kynge in to Fraunce.
And that same yere, the xx day of Janyver, there was an erytyke,
one Rycharde Hundenne, wolpacker, brent at Toure Hylle. And
the xxiiij day of the same monythe there was a batylle in Smethefylde by twyne two men of Fevyrsham, that on John Upton,
pellaunte, and that othyr John Downe, fendaunte. And on Syn
Mathewys daye, in Feverer, the kynge toke hys leve of the cytte
of London, and he rode thoroughe London unto Eltham towarde
Fraunce. And that yere the kynge helde hys Ester at Cauntylbury.
And in Syn Gorgys day in the mornyng the kyng schippyd in
the mornyng, and he londyd at Calys the same daye at x of the
belle be fore none whythe hys lordys. And the xxiij day of the
monythe of May the Pusylle was takyn be fore Compayne by the
Duke of Burgayne. And the xxx day of May the Arche byschoppe
of Burdowys (fn. 22) dyde in the wyntyr in London, and he ys buryd at
Whythe Freers in Flete Strete. And in the monythe of Auguste,
the iij day, deyde the Contasse of Urmonde be syde Schene, and the
viij day of the same monythe she was broughte to London and ys
buryde at Syn Thomas of Acrys. And that yere there come
enbassytourys oute of Spayne and also oute of Portynggale for to
trete whythe oure kynge.
|Nicholas Wotton, Mayre of London
Ande that same yere, the xiij day of Janyver, be-gan the Parlyment at Westemyster. And the xix daye of the same monythe
come the bonys of the Lord Bowcer to London and they ben
buryde at Westemyster. Ande the same yere com enbassystourys
from the Kyng of Scottys unto the Parlyment for to trete of pes
bytwyne Ingelonde and Schotlonde. Also the same yere, the
secund day of Marche, there was an erytyke i-brente in Smethe
fylde whas name was Mayster Thomas Bagle. And the xx day of
the same monythe endyd the Parlyment above sayde. And that
yere in Lentyn deyde Pope (fn. 23) Martyn. And at Estyr aftyrwarde
the Erle of Perche of Mortenne, the Lorde of Fewater, ande the
Lorde of Audeley, wente in to Fraunce with a new retenewe to
the kyng; in the secunde day of May wente the Cardynalle of
Wynchester in to Fraunce, the Byschoppe of Northewyche and
the Lorde Cromewelle whythe a nothyr mayny; and the ij day
of June aftyr went the Erle of Salysbury in to Fraunce whythe a
fulle fayre mayny.
Ande that yere there was on namyd hym selfe Jacke Sharpe that
wolde have made a rysynge in the cytte of London, for he wolde
have take owte the temperalteys of Hooly Chyrche; but the xix day
of May he was take at Oxforde and v moo of secte, and whythe yn
fewe dayes he was drawyd, hangyde, and quarteryde, and hys hede
sete on London Brygge, and hys quarterys i-sent to dyvers townys
of Ingelonde, as to Oxforde, Abyngdon, and to moo othyr. And
sum of his (fn. 24) felowys were takyn at Covyntre, and there they were
drawe, hangyd, and quarteryd; and a woman was be-heddyd at
the galous. Ande the xxiij day of May the Pusylle was brent at
Rone, and that was a pon Corpus Crysty evyn. And the xxiij day
of Julyy there was one Russelle i-drawe, hanggyd, and quarteryde,
and hys hedde was sette on Londyn Brygge, and hys quarterys in
dyvers placys in London; for he wolde have made newe lordys,
dukys, erlys, and baronys, aftyr hys entente & hys oppynyon, &c.
Ande the same yere, in the monythe of Juylle, the xvij day, the
posterne be-syde the Towre sanke downe into the erthe vij fote
and more. And the same yere, the xj day of Auguste, the Erle
of Warwyke, the Erle of Stafforde, slowe and toke a grete nombyr
of pepylle be-syde Bevys; and ther was take on Potyn and a
scheparde that was namyd le Bergere, and he namyd hym sylfe
hooly and a saynte, for the Fraynysche men hadde a be-leve on
hym that yf he hadde layde hys honde on a castelle walle that
hyt shulde have fallyn downe by the power of hys holynys.
|John Wellys, Mayre of London
Ande that yere the kyng passyde the see in to Fraunce, and
wente unto Parysse; and he come thedyr the thyrde day of Decembyr. And the xiij day of the same monythe he was crownyde at
Parysse; for there he was worthely and ryally ressayvyd as they
cowthe devyse whythe alle the statys of the towne. And there he
hylde hys feste raylly to alle maner of nacyons that were in that
contre, that yf hyt plesyde hem thedyr for to come. And in Syn
Johnys day in the Crystysmasse weke the kynge remevyd towarde
Roone, and on the xij evyn he come unto Calys. Ande the xxix
day of Janyver he londyd at Dovyr. And yn Syn Volantynys day
he come unto London; and he was worthely fette in to the cytte
whythe the mayre and hys aldyrmen whythe alle the worthy
comyns of the cytte and every crafte in hyr devys.
And whenne the kynge come to Londyn Brygge there was made
a towre, and there yn stondynge a gyaunte welle arayde and welle
be-sene, whythe a swerde holdynge uppe on hye, sayynge thys reson
in Latyn, Inimicos ejus induam confusione. And on every syde
of hym stode an antiloppe, that one holdynge the armys of
Ingelond and that othyr the armys of Fraunce. Ande at the
drawe brygge there was a nothyr ryalle toure, there yn stondynge
iij empryssys ryally arayde, whythe crownys on hyr heddys, the
whyche namys folowyn here: fyrste, Nature; the secunde, Grace;
the thyrde, Fortune, presentyng hym whythe gyftys of grace. The
fyrste gaffe hym Scyence an Cunnynge, and the secunde gaffe hym
Prosperyte and Ryches. And on the ryght syde of the emperyssys
stode vij fayre maydyns clothyde alle in whyte, i-powderyde
whythe sonnys of golde, presentynge the kyng whythe vij gyftys
of the Holy Goste in the lykenys of vij whyte dovys by fygure
owtwarde, whythe thys resonys: Impleat te Dominus spiritu (fn. 25) sapiencie
et intellectus, spiritu consilij et fortitudinis, sciencie et pietatys, spiritu
timorys Domini. And on the lyfte syde of thes emperysse stode vij
othyr fayre maydyns in whythe, powderyde whythe sterrys of golde,
presentyng the kyng whythe vij gyftys of worschyppe. The fyrste
was a crowne of glorye, the seconde with a cepter of clennysse, the
iij whythe a swyrde of ryght and vyctorye, the iiij whythe a
mantelle of prudence, the v whythe a schylde of faythe, the vj an
helme of helme, the vij a gyrdylle of love and of parfyte pes. And
thys maydens song an hevynly songe unto the kynge of praysynge
and of hys vyctorye and welle comynge home. And whenne he
come unto Cornehylle, there yn the vij scyence, and every scyence
schewynge hys propyr comyng wondyrly i-wroughte.
And whenne he come to the Condyte of Cornhylle there was a
tabernacule, and there yn syttynge a kynge whythe a ryalle aparayle.
And on the ryght syde sate the lady of Mercy, ande on the lyfte
syde sate the lady of Troughthe, and the lady of Clennysse hem
inbrasyng with Reson. And by-fore the kyng stode ij jugys of
grete worthynys, whythe viij sergauntys of lawe ther presente for
the comyn profyte representynge of dome and of ryghtuysnysse,
with thys scryptura,
"Honowre of kyngys in every mannys syght
Of comyn custome lovythe equyte and ryghte."
And so the kyng rode forthe an esy passe tylle he come unto the
Grete Condyte, ande there was made a ryalle syghte lyke unto
Paradys, whythe alle maner of frontys of delys. And there were
vyrgynnys there, drawyng waterys and wynys of joye, and of
plesaunce and comforte, the whyche ranne to every mannys comforte
and helthe. Thes maydyns were namyd: Mercy, Grace, and Pytte.
And in thys Paradys stode ij olde men lyke hevynly folke, the
whyche were Ennocke and Ely, saluynge the kynge whythe wordys
of grace and vertu.
And soo rode he forthe unto the Crosse in Cheppe. There
stode a ryalle castelle of jasper grene, and there yn ij grene treys
stondyng uppe ryght, shewyng the ryght tytyllys of the Kyng of
Inglond and of Fraunce, convaying fro Synt Edwarde and Synt
Lowys be kyngys unto the tyme of Kyng Harry the vjte, every
kynge stondynge whythe hys cote armowre, sum lyberdys and sum
flouredelysse; and on that othyr syde was made the Jesse (fn. 26) of owre
Lorde ascendyng uppewarde from Davyd unto Jesu. And so rode
he forthe unto the Lytylle Condyte. And there was a ryalle
mageste of the Trynyte, fulle of angelys syngyng hevynly songys,
blessynge ande halowynge the kyngys whythe thes resonys in
Latyn wrytyn: Angelis suis
te ut custodiant te, etc.
Longitudinem dierum replebo in eum
et ostendam illi salutare meum. (fn. 30)
And thenne wente he forthe unto Poulys, and there he was ressayvyd whythe many byschoppys and prelatys whythe dene and
the quere, and whythe devoute songe, as hyt longythe to a kynge.
Ande so he offerryd there and thankyd God of hys goode speede
and of hys welfare. And thenne he rode to Westemyster, and there
he restyd hym; and on the nexte day folowynge the mayre and
the aldyrmenf whythe a certayne comeners that were worthy men,
and they presentyde the kynge whythe an hampyr of sylvyr and
gylte, whythe a M1 li there yn of nobellys, &c.
Ande the xij day of May be-ganne the Parlement at Westemyster, and that duryd unto the xvj day of Juylle nexte followynge.
And that same yere on Syn Kateryn ys eve was the Lorde
Fewater drownyd, and moche pepylle whythe hym. And moche
harme done in the see of loste of schyppys that were lade whythe
wyne fro Bordowys by the grete tempasse in the see.
|John Parnys, Mayre of London
Ande that same yere be ganne the generalle consayle at Basyle
of alle Crystyn londys; and thedyr come the Parganers, that ys to
saye they of Parge; (fn. 31) and Mayster Perrys, clerke, of Ingelonde, a
regeaunte (fn. 32) and a herytyke, come from Oxforde thedyr whym (fn. 33) as an
herytyke; and there were many artyculys and poyntys of the faythe
determyte ande spokyn. And soo they partyde, and wente agayn
unto Prage whythe owte any lettynge; and the cause was for they
of Prage hadde worthy clerkys of oure faythe in plegge for hem of
Prage for to goo save and come save, and ellys they hadde gon to
the fyre, as moste men supposyd.
Ande that same yere, a-non aftyr Ester, was the conselle of
Ingelonde holdyn at Calys by the counselle of Ingelonde, for there
was the Duke of Bedeforde, Regaunte of Fraunce, and the Duke of
Glouceter, with many moo lordys of the Counselle; and there were
cartayne personys done unto dethe, that ys to wete, iij sowdyers
were banyschyde the towne of Caleys. And the same yere deyde
the Duchyes of Bedforde in Fraunce, the wyffe of the Regyaunte,
whos terment was solempny holde at Syn Poulys in London. And
the same yere the Duke of Bedforde, and Regyant of Fraunce,
weddyde the dukys doughter of Syn Powle the xxij day at Tyruyn. (fn. 34)
And that same yere the kynge hylde hys Parlyment at Wystemystyr, that be ganne the viij day of Juylle; and soo forthe hyt
induryd unto Lammas, and thenne hyt was enjornyde unto Syntte
Edwarde ys day nexte folowynge; unto the whyche Parlyment
came the Regaunt of Fraunce. Ande he come unto London on
Syn Johnys evyn the Baptyste, and was worthely ressayvyde of the
Mayre of London whythe alle hys aldyrmen and worthy comyners
of the cytte. And the same yere the Erle of Hontyngdone wente
into Fraunce whythe a fayre mayny for to kepe the contreye, and
he dyde many fayre jornayes. And that same yere a-non aftyr the
xij day, the xxix day of Janyver was the Lorde Fehewe ys brothyr (fn. 35)
was stallyd Byschoppe of London.
Ande that same yere apperyde stella comata, othyr wyse namyde
a blasynge starre, yn the sowthe weste, etc.
|John Brocle, Mayre of London
Ande that same yere, the ix day of November, was the terement
of the Erle of Syn Powle worthely i-holde at the chyrche of Syn
Poulys in London.