mcclxij Henricus rex Anglie et regina cum filiis eorum
Eadwardo et Eadmundo circa translacionem
Sancti Benedicti transfretarunt in Galliam.
Item obiit Henricus de Wengham apud London
circa idem festum cui successit magister Ricardus
Talbot ejusdem ecclesie decanus.
Item circa idem festum obiit [Ricardus] de Clare
Obiit magister Ricardus Talbot electus London
ante consecrationem suam cui successit magister
Henricus de Sanwico.
Henricus rex Anglie cum regina ante natale domini
remeavit in anglia partibus terris (fn. 1) transmarinis a
rege Francie pro bono pacis prius obtentis . . . .
Gastano de Hyerum publico Rex anglie inimico
sponte ab ipso remissis, (fn. 2)
Urbanus papa Abbatem de Middelton a quibusdam
monachis Wyntonie et priorem Wyntonie ab aliis
ejusdem conventus electos ad episcopum Wyntonie
cassavit et magistrum Johannem de Oxonia
auctoritate propria in episcopum Wyntonie consecravit.
Item obiit magister Egedius de Bridepert episcopus
Gelu fortis ante festum Sancti Thome apostoli
incepit et usque ad conversionem Sancti Pauli
Circa festum Sancti Andree Lewelinus filius Griffini
Kevenches et Cruthglas castella Roger de mortuo
mari et alia tria ejusdem marchie castra obsedit
et ipsa omnia ante natale domini in terra pultûit (fn. 3)
Alienigenas ab anglia.
Thomam de Orreby demisit Justiciarium Cestrie
post natale domini cui successit, Wiilelmus la
Zuche in crastino Sancte Scolastice virginis primo
veniens apud Cestriam.
Obiit frater Willelmus de Aldon Celerarius vo idus
Palacium regium Westmonastrii combustum est
circa festum Purificacionis.
1262 Henry [III.], king of England, and the queen, with
their sons Edward and Edmund, crossed the sea
into France, about the feast of the Translation of
S. Benedict [July 11].
Also Henry de Wingham [chancellor and bishop of
London] died at London about [the time of the]
same feast. Richard Talbot, dean of the same
church, succeeded him [as bishop of London].
About the time of the same feast, Richard de Clare,
earl of Gloucester, died.
Master Richard Talbot, elected bishop of London, died
before his consecration. Master Henry of Sandwich
Henry, king of England, with the queen, returned into
England before Christmas day, having for the boon
of peace obtained his foreign territories from the
king of France.
The king of England spontaneously (i.e. without
ransom) released Gaston de Béarn who had publicly
declared himself his enemy.
The election to the see of Winchester.
Pope Urban [IV.] nullified the elections to the see of
Winchester of [William of Taunton,] abbot of Middleton,
by certain [the majority] of the monks of
Winchester, and of [Andrew of London,] prior of
Winchester, by others [the minority of the monks]
of the same convent, and of his own authority
consecrated master John of Oxford as bishop of
Also master Giles of Bridport, bishop of Salisbury,
A severe frost began before the feast of S. Thomas
the Apostle [December 21], and lasted until the
Conversion of S. Paul [January 25].
About the feast of S. Andrew [November 30] Llewelin,
the son of Griffin, [took] the castles of Cevnllys and
Cruthglas from Roger de Mortimer and besieged
three other castles of the same lord marcher and
destroyed the same before Christmas day.
Thomas de Orreby resigned the office of justiciary of
Chester after Christmas. William la Zouche succeeded
him, first arriving at Chester on the morrow
of S. Scholastica, the virgin [February 11].
Brother William Aldon, the cellarer, died 11 October.
The royal palace of Westminster was burned about the
feast of the Purification [February 2].
mcclxiij Post pascha David filius Griffini volens Owynum
fratrem suum incarceratum liberare relicto
Lewelino fratre suo ad pacem domini regis venit.
Iterata discordia inter Henricum regem Anglie et
Edwardum primogenitum suum ex una parte et
magnates Anglie ex altera super legibus in
parlamento oxonie renovatis non tamen autem
ab ipso Rege observatis.
Barones Anglie circa festum Nativitatis Sancti
Johannis Episcopum Herefordie priorem Weneloci
et alios prelatos de partibus transmarinis oriundos
incarceraverunt omnesque ejecerunt Johannem
Maunsel regis consiliarium alieosque ś (fn. 4)
propinquiores exilio proscribentes beneficiis omnibus
spoliaverunt omnia bona tam dictorum clericorum
quam etiam regine dominique cantuariensis et
omnium alienigenarum dissipando.
Eodem tempore Lewelinus filius Griffini et G. fil.
madoci de mandato baronum castrum de Dissard
obsederunt per quinque septimanas. Et pridie
festum Sancti Oswaldi regis et martyris illud
obtinentes in terram prostraverunt.
Willelmus la Zuche invasit Abbaciam Cestrie.
Die nativitatis Sancti Johannis baptiste Willielmus
la Zuche Justiciarius Abbatiam Sancte Werburge
Cestrie manu armata violenter invasit. Et paulo
post officialem decanum Christianitatis cestrie
aliasque ecclesiasticas personas tot contumeliis
affecit quod in opprobrium sempiternum dicti
Justiciarii suorumque totalis ecclesia Cestrie tam
religiosa quam secularis quatriduano gratis se
In crastino nativitatis beati Johannis Walenses
combusserunt terram de Breys usque Boucbur. (fn. 5)
Pridie festum Sancti Michaelis majores servientes
domini Edwardi degeneres et imbelles castrum
Edwardus castra obtinuit.
Circa festum purificationis dominus Edwardus plura
castella tam sua quam aliena a baronibus ocupata
in comitatu Herefordie obtinuit.
Circa festum Sancti Cedde Willelmus la Zouche,
Justiciarius Cestrie collecto exercitu Cestrisire,
David cum suis et Hamo extraneus cum multis
de Salopesiria ceperunt villam Stafford et Castrum
Certeley et in reditu eorum villam de Stones
combusserunt, ecclesiam violenter invadendo
et omnia ibidem inventa usque ad cartas et privelegia
Cumque idem in festo beati Gregorii pape proxime
sequenti Stafordiam iterum atemptassent invadere
a baronibus inde repulsi. In redeundo villam
de Eccleshale cum castello incendio tradiderunt
et ecclesias plures irrumpentes cum spoliis multis
nonnullos duxerunt captivos.
De clericis et Judeis.
Ea tempestate Henricus rex Anglie universitatem
cleri a municipio ejecit oxoniensi. Interim
Londonienses baronibus consentientes, et consilio
domini Simonis de monteforti a Judeis Londonii
multam pecuniam extorserunt, (fn. 6) quosdam eorum
ad fidem Christi convertendo, et nonnullos
converti nolentes interficiendo.
1263 After Easter, David, the son of Griffin, wishing to
liberate his brother Owen who was imprisoned,
having left his brother Llewelin, came into the king's
Dissensions again broke out between Henry [III.]; king
of England, and Edward, his eldest son, on the one
part, and the chief men of England on the other,
concerning the laws which had been renewed in the
parliament of Oxford, but had not been observed by
The barons of England about the feast of the Nativity
of S. John the Baptist [June 24] imprisoned [Pierre
de Aigueblanche,] bishop of Hereford, the prior of
Wenlock, and the other prelates who were natives
of foreign parts, and they expelled them all. Also
having sentenced to banishment John Maunsel, the
king's counsellor, and others [the king's] relations,
they deprived them of their benefices, wasting all the
goods, as well of the said ecclesiastics, as also of the
queen and of the lord [Boniface, archbishop] of
Canterbury, and all the foreigners.
At the same time Llewelin, the son of Griffin, and
Griffin, son of Madoc, by the command of the
barons, besieged the castle of Disserth during five
weeks, and having captured it the day before the
feast of S. Oswald, king and martyr [August 4], they
razed it to the ground.
William la Zouche took possession
of the abbey of Chester.
On the feast of the Nativity of S. John the Baptist
[June 24] William la Zouche, the justiciary, violently
took possession of the abbey of S. Werburg at Chester
with an armed band, and, shortly afterwards, heaped so
many insults upon the rural dean and other ecclesiastical
persons of Chester, that, to the eternal disgrace
of the said justiciary and his partisans, the whole
church [i.e., clergy] of Chester, regular as well as
secular, placed itself voluntarily under an interdict
for four days.
On the morrow of the Nativity of S. John [June 25] the
Welsh burned the land of Breys as far as Bosbury (?).
The day before the feast of S. Michael [September 28]
the chief servants of the lord Edward, degenerate and
unwarlike men, surrendered the castle [of Gannoch]
Edward gained castles.
About the feast of the Purification [of the Blessed Virgin,
February 2] the lord Edward gained several castles
in the county of Hereford, which had been occupied
by the barons, some of them being his own property,
some belonging to others.
About the feast of S. Chad [March 2] William la
Zouche, justiciary of Chester, having collected an
army in Cheshire, David [Prince of Wales] and
Hamo Lestrange, with many men of Shropshire,
took the town of Stafford and the castle of Chartley,
and on their return they burned the town of Stone,
and forcibly entered the church and plundered all
that they found there, including even the charters
and evidences of the canons.
And when the same persons, on the feast of S. Gregory,
the Pope, [March 12] next following, again attempted
to seize upon Stafford, they were repulsed thence by
the barons. On their return, they committed the
town of Eccleshall, with the castle, to the flames, and
breaking into many churches, they took many captives
and much spoil.
Concerning the clergy and the Jews.
At this time Henry [III.], king of England, expelled
the university of the clergy from the town of
Oxford. In the meantime the citizens of London
who had joined the party of the barons, by the
counsel of the lord Simon de Montfort, extorted
much money from the Jews at London, converting
some of them to the faith of Christ, and killing
others who were unwilling to be converted.
Willielmus la Zuche Justiciarius civesque Cestrie
timentes eandem civitatem a baronibus vel
Walensibus citius obsideri instiua (fn. 7) cujusdam
maledicti nomine Roberti Merceri tunc vicecomitis
civitatis pridie Annunciacionis dominice
Domos Sancte Werburge in Baggelon destruxerunt
et gardina radicitus extirpantes Civitatem
circumfossare ceperunt, ipso Justiciario et David
filio Griffini fideliter promittentibus Abbati quod
dominus Edwardus tantivalentiam terrarum ac
redditum ecclesie Sancte Werburge restitueret.
Die sancti Ambrocii Henricus rex Anglie et
Edwardus primogenitus in manu forti Northamton
invaserunt et Symonem de Monteforti junioris
multosque nobiles exparte baronium ibidem inventos
Post pasche Robertus de Ferrariis comes de
Derebye cum quibusdam baronum consentaneis
ceperunt castrum de Alueton et Horeston et
Tikehul, et Bolleshovere quorum Alueton et
Ea tempestate, Simon de monte forti comes Leycestrie
et Gilbertus de Clare comes Glovernie
ceterique barones et Londonienses providencias
oxonie sustinentes ij idus Maii apud Lewes
commiserunt prelium contra Henricum regem
Anglie et multis ex utraque parte prostratis,
ipsum regem et Edwardum primogenitum et
Ricardum fratrem Regis [Comitem] cornubie cum
multis nobilibus anglie ceperunt et dictum
Henricum Regem ad observantiam dictarum
providenciarum artantes dictum Edwardum sub
custodia carcerali per vij menses tenueruntt
Ricardo fratre Henrici regis cum ceteris proceribus
apud Lewes captis in carcere retentis.
Post festum Omnium Sanctorum Henricus rex
Anglie et Edwardus primogenitus ejus concesserunt
Simoni de Monteforti, Comiti Leycestric
et heredibus suis Cestriam cum toto comitatu
et castellum. Novum castellum-sub-lima. Et
castellum de Peck cum omnibus honoribus et
pertinentiis Jure perpetuo possidenda pro aliis
terris quas Simon comes in diversis Anglie locis
predicto Edwardo in excambium dedit.
Ad natale proxime sequens Willelmus la Zuche
Cestrisir valefaciens pro nonnullis excessibus
suis incarceratus est London, . . . . . dudum subtracta
cestrensibus . . . . . Simonis et Jude festo
quinto redit anno.
In octavis Innocentium, Henricus primogenitus
Simonis de Montiforti primo Cestriam veniens
recepit nomine patris sui fidelitates et hominia
tam a civibus Cestrie, quam etiam a proceribus
et libere tenentibus comitatus ejusdem.
In vigilia Epiphanie Lewelinus filius Griffinus
filius Madoci occurrerunt S. (fn. 8) de Monteforti apud
Hawerdene et guerram que inter Cestrisir et
Walliam octo annis et novem mensibus continuata
fuerat aliquantulum sedantes, in osculo
pacis sese mutuo receperunt.
Dictus vero S. (fn. 9) inde rediens constituit Lucam de
Taney Justiciarium Cestrie et Stephanum de
Russeton (fn. 10) vicecomitem ejusdem et post dies
Circa idem tempus obiit Urbanus papa.
Eodem anno archiepiscopus eboracensis et Johannes
Robertus de Ferrariis Comes Derbeye pro multis
excessibus suis et maxime pro injuriis viris
religiosis illatis in turre London diutius fuit
1264 Bog lane.
William la Zouche, the justiciary, and the citizens of
Chester, fearing that the city was about to be
besieged by the barons or by the Welsh, at the suggestion
of a certain cursed fellow named Robert
Mercer, then sheriff of the city, the day before the
Annunciation of Our Lady [March 24], pulled down
the houses of S. Werburg that were in Bog lane, and,
after totally destroying the gardens, they began to
dig a ditch round the city, the justiciary himself and
David Fitz-Griffin faithfully promising to the abbot
that the lord Edward should restore an equivalent of
land and rents to the church of S. Werburg.
The capture of Northampton.
On the day of S. Ambrose [April 4], Henry [III.], king
England, and Edward, his eldest son, forcibly attacked
Northampton, and took prisoners Simon de Montfort
the younger, and many nobles of the barons' party
whom they found there.
The destruction of castles.
After Easter, Robert de Ferrers, earl of Derby, with
certain barons who agreed thereto, took the castles
of Alvestone and Harestan, Tickhill and Bolsover, of
which they destroyed Alvestone and Harestan.
At this time Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester, and
Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester, and other barons
and citizens of London, who maintained the Provisions
of Oxford, on May 14, joined battle with
Henry, king of England, at Lewes. Many were
slain on both sides, and [the barons] captured the
king himself, and Edward his eldest son, and
Richard, earl of Cornwall the king's brother, together
with many nobles of England, and having bound the
said king Henry to the observance of the said Provisions
[of Oxford], and having imprisoned the said
Edward, they kept him in custody for seven months,
and they also kept in prison Richard, the brother of
king Henry, and others of the leaders who were
captured at Lewes.
After the feast of All Saints [November 1], Henry,
king of England, and Edward, his eldest son, granted
to Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester, and
his heirs, Chester, with the whole county and
the castle, Newcastle-under-Lyme, and the Peak
castle [in Derbyshire] with all their honours and
appurtenances, to be held in perpetuity for other
lands in different parts of England, which the aforesaid
earl Simon gave in exchange to the aforesaid
At the following Christmas, William la Zouche said
good-bye to Cheshire, and was imprisoned at London
for divers excesses of authority: at length [having
restored] what he had extorted from the men of
Chester, he returned in the fifth year [of his imprisonment]
on the feast of S. Simon and S. Jude
On the octave of the Innocents [January 4] Henry, the
eldest son of Simon de Montfort, came for the first
time to Chester and received in his father's name the
fealty and homage as well of the citizens of Chester,
as of the nobles and freeholders of the same county.
On the vigil of the Epiphany [January 5], Llewelin,
son of [Griffin], and Griffin, son of Madoc, met Simon
[Henry (?)] de Montfort at Hawarden, and to some
extent put an end to the war which had continued
between Cheshire and Wales for eight years and
nine months, mutually giving and receiving the kiss
Upon the return of the said Simon [Henry (?)], he
appointed Lucas de Taney, justiciary of Chester, and
Stephen de Russeton, sheriff of the same county, and
departed after staying there ten days.
About the same time pope Urban [IV.] died.
In the same year [Godfrey of Kineton or Ludham],
archbishop of York, and John Maunsel [the extreasurer]
Robert de Ferrers, earl of Derby, on account of his
many excesses of authority, and especially on
account of the injuries done by him to ecclesiastics,
was imprisoned for a long time in the Tower of
[mcclxv] [Anno domini Mo CClx quinto. Item
apud Evesh am commissum fuit bellum.] (fn. 11)
Obitus Thomas Abbas Cestrie.
Eodem anno iiij kal. Maii (fn. 12) obiit pie memorie
dompnus Thomas de Capenhurst Abbas Cestrie
cui successit frater Simon de Albo monasterio
monachus ejusdem ecclesie xv kal. Maii a toto
conventu canonice electus anno etatis sue xlvo et
convercionis sue xxij. Cujus admissionem Lucas
de Taney tunc Justiciarius Cestrie quorumdam
instinctu procuravit per tres septimanas impediri
bona monasterii contra libertates ejusdem interim
dissipando. Dominus autem Simon de monte
forti audiens predictum fratrem Simonem
canonice esse electum, ipsum clementer admisit
et dicto Luce Justiciario literis suis patentibus
mandavit omnia bona Sancte Werburge per
ipsum consumpta unacum omnibus exitibus
monasterii de toto tempore vacacionis eidem
electo plene restitui Quam restitucionem ipsis
Abbati et monachis factam, per literam suam
patentem omnibus eandem visuris manifestavit.
Dominus vero Rogerus Coventrie et Lychfeldie
episcopus dictum electum in crastino Pentecostes
apud Tachebrok confirmavit, et ipsum a domino
Simone de Monteforti die Jovis sequenti omnibus
temporalibus suis apud Herford investitum die
Sancte Trinitatis apud Tachebrok benedixit.
Dominus autem Eadwardus apud Herford die Jovis
in Septimana Pentecostes de custodia Domini
Simonis de monteforti evasit. Quo audito Jacobus
de Audethlegio et V.de Sancto Petro, Sabbato
sequenti castrum de Beuston nomine domini
Edwardi ceperuntetdie Sancte Trinitatis Cestriam
venientes de consilio civium, Lucam de Taney
cum suis complicibus infra castrum Cestrie
obsederunt per decem Septimanas continuas nec
tamen illud obtinuerunt propter optimam inclusorum
Jacobus de Audethlegio factus est Justiciarius.
Dominus vero Eadwardus interim associatis sibi
Gilberto de Clare et aliis commarchionibus suis
Simonem de Monte forti Henricum filium ejus
Hugonem Disspenser, Petrum de Monte forti,
Radulfum Basset et eorum complices sæpius
[d]ebellavit et tandem eos apud Evsham ij. non.
Maii (fn. 13) in bello campestri prostravit:
Winfridum de Bon
Henricum de Hasting
Guydonem de Monte forti
in ipso bello captos apud castrum de D.(?) Beuston
secum ducendo captivos.
Audiens autem Lucas de Taney dominum Edwardum
apud Beston venisse ij vigilias Asumpcionis
castrum Cestrie reddidit eidem se suosque
gratie sue subjiciendo. Quos idem Edwardus
ad tempus incarceravit. Et postea paulatim et
Cumque dominus Edwardus multum irasceretur
erga Simonem Abbatem Cestrie ingressum
monasterii diucius precludens eidem, et multas
intentans ei minas eoquod de licencia Domini
Simonis de Monte forti et ipso inconsulto promotus
esset tandem in primo ejusdem Abbatis
adventu apud Beuston vigilia Asumpcionis contra
spem multorum, dominus Edwardus divina inspiratione
compunctus, ipsum Abbatem clementer
admisit et de consilio domini Jacobi de
Audithlegio tunc Justiciario Cestrie exitus
monasterii adeo plene jussit eidem restitui, quod
pro duobus doliis vini Abbatis tempore iracundiæ
in familia ipsius domini Edwardi expensis:
Alia duo dolia de Castro Cestrie extrahi et
eidem reddi fecit Abbati.
Per (fn. 14) quod patet quod dominus Cestriesire tempore
vacationis Abbatie sancte Werburge nullum
omnino exitum debet habere eo quod dicta
Abbatia super nullam baroniam sit fundata sed
omnia ad eandem spectantia data sunt (fn. 15) in
puram et perpetuam elemosinam. (fn. 16)
1265 [In the year of Our Lord 1265. Also a battle was
fought at Evesham].
Death of Thomas, abbot of Chester.
In the same year on April 17, the lord Thomas of
Capenhurst, of pious memory, abbot of Chester, died.
Brother Simon, of Whitchurch, a monk of the same
church [of Chester], succeeded him [as 13th abbot],
being canonically elected by the whole convent on
April 28, in the forty-fifth year of his age, and the
twenty second after assuming the cowl: whose
admission, Lucas de Taney, then justiciary, at the
instigation of certain persons, succeeded in hindering
for three weeks, during which time he wasted the
goods of the monastery contrary to its liberties. But
the lord Simon de Montfort, when he heard that the
said brother Simon had been canonically elected,
graciously admitted him, and by his letters patent,
addressed to the said Lucas the justiciary, ordered
that all the goods of S. Werburg, that had been
consumed by him, with all the revenues of the
monastery during the whole time of the vacancy,
should be fully restored to the abbot elect. And
he published by his letter patent, to all who
should see it, this restitution made to the abbot
and monks. Then the lord Roger, bishop of Coventry
and Lichfield, confirmed the said abbot elect on Whit
Monday [May 25] at Tachebrook, and he was invested
with his temporalities by the lord Simon de
Montfort on the Thursday following at Hereford,
and received the benediction on Trinity Sunday
[May 31] at Tachebrook.
But the lord Edward [the king's son] escaped from the
custody of Simon de Montfort at Hereford on the
Thursday [May 28] in Whit Week. When this was
known James de Audley and Urian de Saint Pierre
on the following Saturday seized the castle of Beeston
in the name of the lord Edward, and coming to
Chester on Trinity Sunday, they besieged Lucas de
Taney and his accomplices in the castle of Chester
for ten consecutive weeks, but did not succeed in
taking it, on account of the excellent defence made
by the besieged.
James de Audley was made justiciary of Chester.
In the meantime the lord Edward, Gilbert de Clare
and others his fellow marchers being joined with
him, made frequent attacks upon Simon de Montfort,
Henry his son, Hugo Despencer, Peter de Montfort,
Ralph Basset, and their accomplices, and at length
completely overthrew them on the battlefield of
Evesham on May 6. Humphrey de Bohun, Henry de
Hastings, and Guy de Montfort, who were captured
in this battle, Edward took with him as prisoners to
When Lucas de Taney heard that the lord Edward had
come to Beeston, he surrendered the castle of Chester
on the day before the eve of the Assumption [August
13], submitting himself and his companions to
Edward's grace. For the time the same Edward
imprisoned them, and afterwards gradually and
successively liberated them.
The lord Edward however was much enraged with
Simon, abbot of Chester, for a long time refusing him
access to the monastery, and holding out many
threats to him, because he had been promoted by
the licence of the lord Simon de Montfort, and without
Edward having been consulted. At length, on
the arrival of the same abbot at Beeston, on the vigil
of the Assumption [August 14], the lord Edward
contrary to the hope of many, but moved by divine
inspiration, graciously admitted the said abbot, and
by the advice of the lord James de Audley, then
justiciary of Chester, commanded the revenues of the
monastery to be so fully restored to him, that for
two casks of wine consumed in the household of the
said lord Edward, during the time of his anger
against the abbot, he caused two other casks to be
taken from the castle at Chester, and restored to the
From which it is clear that the lord of Cheshire
ought to have no revenues at all of the abbey of
S. Werburg during the term of its vacancy, because
the said abbey is founded upon no barony, but all
that pertains to it has been given in absolute and
[mcclxvj] Facta est cedes magna baronum apud Chesterfeld
in vigilia Pentecostes per quosdam magnates ex
parte Regis ubi et captus fuit Robertus Ferrerus
comes Derbey ix kal. Julii et exheredatus est.
Eodem anno obsessum est castrum de Kenilwurthe
a domino rege et ab universis magnatibus suis.
Rex itaque cum Ottobono legato et cum aliis
principibus terre habito consilio provisionem
fecit kal. Novembris qua facta tenentes castrum
domino Regi reddiderunt.
Eodem anno idus Decembris natus est Johannes
filius Edwardi primogenitus.
1266 On the eve of Whitsunday [May 15] there was a great
slaughter of the barons at Chesterfield, by certain chiefs
of the king's party, where also Robert de Ferrers, earl
of Derby, was taken prisoner on June 23, and was
disinherited [and deprived of his earldom].
In the same year the castle of Kenilworth was besieged
by our lord the king, and the whole body of the
magnates of his party. The king then with Othobon
the legate, and with other chief men of the country,
made a provision in a council held [at Coventry]
November 1, whereupon those who held the castle
surrendered to our lord the king.
In the same year, on December 13, was born John,
eldest son of [prince] Edward.
mcclxvij Comes Glovernie associatis sibi Johanne de
Deyvile et quibusdam aliis baronibus exheredatis
clam Londonias intravit et ibi per
aliquantum tempus demoratus est et archiepiscopus
Eboracensis et alii coepiscopi sui
armati incedentes castrum London addierunt, et
inde Ottobono legatum ibi obsessum eduxerunt.
Rex autem collecto exercitu venit apud Stretford
prope London ibique demoratus est donec
facta concordia inter ipsum et barones London
Item concordia facta est inter dominum regem
Henricum et Lewelinum principem Wallie et
Robertus de Monte alto deliberatus est.
Pax in Anglia confirmata est.
Eodem anno Jacobus de Audethlegio dimisit
Justiciarium Cestrie cui successit Thomas de
1267 [Gilbert de Clare], earl of Gloucester, John d'Eyville
and certain other disinherited barons being joined
with him, secretly entered London and stayed there
for a little time. And [Walter Giffard,] archbishop
of York, and several other bishops having armed
themselves, went to the Tower of London, and
brought out from thence the legate Othobon who
was besieged there. But the king having collected
an army, came to Stratford, near London, and having
remained there until, peace being effected between
him and the barons, he entered London with the
permission [of the citizens].
Also peace was made between our lord king Henry and
Llewelin, prince of Wales, and Robert de Montalt
was delivered from captivity.
Peace was established in England.
In the same year James de Audley resigned the office
of justiciary of Chester. Thomas de Bolton succeeded
[mcclxviij] Recessit Ottobonus legatus ab Anglia cum
Rex et Allemanie adivit Allemanniam.
Hiemps valida fuit quæ sic antea per plures
annos non fuerat.
Eodem Anno dominus Eadwardus fuit cruce
signatus et alii quam plures nobiles cum eo . .
Eodem anno obiit Clemens papa quartus.
Willelmus Pigot dedit deo et ecclesie Sancte
Werburge totum jus suum si quid habuit in
advocacione de Prestebury. (fn. 17)
1268 The legate Othobon departed from England with a
Also [Richard], king of Germany, went to Germany.
There was a hard winter, such as there had not been
before for many years.
In the same year, the lord Edward assumed the Cross,
and very many nobles with him.
In the same year pope Clement the Fourth died.
William Pigot gave to God, and the church of S.
Werburg, all his right, if he possessed any, in the
advowson of Prestbury.
mcclxix Translacio sancti Eadwardi Regis quarto id us
Eodem anno datus fuit xx denarius Regi ipso et
anno impetravit decimam totius cleri Angliè per triennium.
1269 The translation of the body of S. Edward, King [and
Confessor, to a new shrine took place] October 12.
In the same year the twentieth penny was given to the
king, and in this same year he demanded a tenth
from all the ciergy annually for three years.
mcclxx Profectio Lodowici Regis Francie ad Jerusalem et
Eadwardi filii Henrici Regis Anglie et multorum
Christianorum versus Jerusalem.
Eodem anno Henricus de Allemannia occisus filius
[Regis Alemannie] die Sancti Gregorii papa in
civitate que vocatur Biterua. (fn. 18) Versus notabiles
Regis Theutonici Ricardi clara propago
Sternitur, Henricus, velut hec designat ymago
Dum redit a Tripoli fultus Regum comitiva
In crucis obsequio patitur sub gente nociva.
Irruit in templum post missam stirps Guelidonis (fn. 19)
Perfodit hunc gladius Symonis atque Guidonis.
Disposuit deus ut per hos vir tantus obiret
Ne revocatis hiis gens Angliæ tota periret
Anno milleno domini sub septuageno
Atque ducenteno, Karolo sub rege sereno
Urbe Biteruiua fit in ejus carne ruina
Celi regina, precor, ut sis ei medicina.
Eodem anno Robertus de Wurth dedit deo et
Sancte Werburge villam de Chelleford pro
anima sua. (fn. 20)
Eodem anno Thomas de Bulton dimisit Justiciariam
Cestrie, Cui successit Reginaldus de Grey.
1270 The expedition of S. Louis [IX.], king of France, and
Edward, son of Henry [III.], king of England, and
of many christians towards Jerusalem commenced.
In the same year, Henry of Germany, son of Richard
[of Cornwall], king of Germany, was slain on the
feast of pope S. Gregory [March 12] in the city
which is called Viterbo. These notable verses were
written on him:-
Henry, the illustrious offspring of Richard, the German king,
Is struck down as this picture shows,
As he is returning from Tripoli protected by the companionship of the
kings [of France and Sicily],
As he is paying his allegiance to the Cross he suffers death at the hands
of wicked men.
The sons of Guenelon rush into church after mass,
The sword of Simon and Guido pierces Henry.
God disposed it, that so great a man should be killed by these men,
Lest by their return to their own country the whole English race should
A little before the year of our Lord one thousand
Two hundred and seventy, under the serene king [of Sicily] Charles,
In the city of Viterbo, the destruction of his body took place.
I pray, oh queen of Heaven, that you may be for a medicine [to his soul].
Robert de Worth gave to God and S. Werburg, for the
benefit of his soul, the township of Chelford.
In the same year Thomas de Bolton resigned the office
of justiciary of Chester, and Reginald de Grey succeeded
mcclxxj Natus est Eadmundus filius Henrici de Lasey in
vigilia Sancti Bartholomei.
1271 Edmund, son of Henry de Lacy [earl of Lincoln and
constable of Chester] was born on the eve of S.
Bartholomew [August 23].