Kynge Johan, brothar unto Rychard, was crownyd upon the
Assencion daye, the yere of our Lord God Mlclxxxxix.
Pi.°. In this furst yere he lost Normandy and Angeoy, and every
ploughe lond tasked at iijs for to gete it a gayne.
ij°. A°. Thys yere was chosyn by the wyse men of the citte of
London xxxv. men, and sworne to mayntayne the assies in London.
iiij°. A°. Thys yere felle gret raynes, and gret thunder, lytenyng,
and hayle-stones as grete as eggys, that dystroyd cornes [and]
fruttes; and fowlles seying (fn. 1) flyeng in the eyer berynge burnynge
coles, and brent many huses (sic). And that yere the londe was
vj°. A°. Thys yere began the order of Freer Prechars. And
then was a grete wynter of frost and colde that lastyd from new-yeres daye unto our lady day the Annunciacion.
vij°. A°. This yere alle pleys longynge un to the crowne ware
pletyd at the tower of London.
ix°. A°. Thys yere the londe was interdytyd. And this same
yere was borne Henry the [eldest] sonne to kynge John. And
this yere beganne the names of mayeres and shreffys in the citte of
xj°. A°. Thys yere the londe was reconciled, and the interdyction
xiij°. A°. Thys yere was grete dyscencione betwene the kynge and
hys lordes; and Lewys the kynges sonne of France dyd moch
harme in Ynglond. Southewarke the bregge with moch of the citte
xv°. A°. Thys yere at Candelmas the kynge sheppyd at Porthesmothe, and sayled to Peytoe. (fn. 2)
xvj°. A°. Thys yere beganne the Freer Minors in Ynglond.
xvij°. A°. Thys yere this king John was powsynd at Worster;
and whane he hade raynyd xvij. yeres he dyde, and is burryd there
in the monkes before the hye auter.