Ricardus Secundus Rex.
And here beganne the rayne of kynge Richard the ijde, sonne unto
kyng Edward the iijde.
ij°. A°. Thys yere one Hall a sawere (fn. 1) of the kynges was slayne
in Westmyster church, and Sakke hys fellow was arestyd and put
in to the towere of London by sir Alyne Buxhylle constabulle of
the tower and by sir Raffe Ferres by fore the erle of Dene. (fn. 2)
iiij°. A°. Thys yere came iiij. galys to Gravysende, and brent a
parte of the towne. And this same yere, on corpus Christi daye,
was the rysynge of Kent and Essex, and they ware callyd Jake
Strawes men, and came to London, and brent the Savoy and a parsell of sent Jones at Clarkenwell, and went to the tower of London,
and there toke owte sir Simond Beuerle (fn. 3) archebyshoppe of Cantorbury and chaunsler of Yenglond, Robert Halys prior of sent Jones,
freer William Appultone a gray freer, and dyvers other, and beheddyd them at the towere hyll, and slew manny Flemynges and
other men. Thys yere also was the grete yerth-qwake. And
this yere the qwene Anne, the emperores dowter of Rome, came to
Dover, and was crownyd at Westmyster, and weddyd unto the most
excellent prince kynge Richard ijde on Fabian and Sebastian
daye, and the coronacion on sent Vinsenttes daye followynge.
viij°. A°. John More was arestyd whyle he was shreffe.
ix°. A°. Thys yere sir Edmonde Langle and sir Thomas Wodstoke ware made duckes, [and sir] Myhyll at Pole [and] sir John
Ormonde ware made erles at Westmyster.
xj°. A°. Thys yere Alexander Nevell archbyshoppe of Yorke,
Roberte Vere ducke of Ireland, Myhell Poole erle of Suffoke, Roberte Trevelyan justyce, and Nicolas Breme knyght and alderman
of London, ware a peched of treson by sir Thomas ducke of Glociter, Richard erle of Arnedell, and sir Thomas erle of Warwyke;
and the foresayd Roberte of Vere chalynched them in the felde and
was overcome, and the sayd Myghell, Robert Trevelyan, Nicolas
Breme, Thomas Blacke, John Urke clerk, and John Saulsbury
knyght, ware drawne and hangyd, and Simond Burle, John Bewchamp, and James Biernes, knyghtes, and others, be heddyd at
towre-hyll for treson.
xiij°. A°. Thys yere was another grete pestelens in Yenglande.
xiiij°. A°. Thys yere the goodman at the Cooke (fn. 4) in Cheppe, at the
new condite in Cheppe, was morderd in hys bede by nyght, and
the wyffe of the howse brente and three of hys servanttes drawne
and hanged at Tyborne for the same dede.
xv°. A°. Thys yere at Mydsomer, John Hynde [mayor] was
dyscharged by the kinges councelle, and [the] shreffes. Edward
Deckengton knyghte was made mayor, Edward (fn. 5) Maghfelde [and]
Thomas Newton shreffes. And in July followyng the sayd mayer
was dyschargyd, and for hym was schosyn Baudwyn Radyngton.
And at sent Edwardes day was schosyn, as it aperys here followyng,
[William Standon mayor and Gilbert Maghfelde and Thomas
Newton sheriffs.] And this yere was the citte of London raunsomed at a C. M1. Marke.
xvj°. A°. In thys yere was the terme removyd from Westmyster
unto Yorke from the fest of sent John Baptyst un to Crystmas.
xvij°. A°. Thys yere qwene Anne dessecyd, and is burryd at
xviij°. A°. Thys yere the Iryche men in August were commandyd
home by the kynges commandment.
xx°. A°. Thys yere dyde Mare the countes of Derby. And
in June dysscessid the mayer, and for hym was schosyne Richard
Wyttyngton and occupied un tyll sent Edwardes daye. And this
yere qwene Isabell the kynges dowter of France was weddyd un to
kynge Richard at Callys. And thys yere dyde sir Thomas
Woodstoke duke of Glosceter at Callys. (fn. 6) And the erle of Arundelle
was be heddyd at towre hylle. And thys yere Henry erle of
Derby enterd in to Yenglond at Ravynspore in Yorkeshere. And
this yere dyde John duke of Langkester [on] sent Blace day, and
lythe burryd at Powlles. And this yere was Busshe, Bagot,
Scroppe, Grene, with others, ware be heddyd at Brystowe.
And thys yere was the grete parlame[nt.]
xxj°. A°. Thys yere was restyd the duke of Glosceter and sent
to Callys to prisone. And the morrowe after holy-rode daye the
kynge made a gret justynge be syde Kyngstone uppon Temes.
In September was the erle of Arnedelle jugyd to deth, and sir
Thomas Mortemer the same, but if he came in within iij.
monythes; and the erle of Warwyke was juggyd to the same
jugment as the erle of Arnedelle had, but he submyttyde hym selfe,
and the kynge gave hym hys lyffe, and send hym un to the tower
agayne; and then the parlament was removyd un to Shrowesbery;
and that daye was made five dukes and markes and four erles;
the names the erle of Darby duke of Hereforde, the erle of Rotlonde
duke of Aumarlde, erle of Kent duke of Surrey, erle of Huntyngtone
duke of Excetor, erle Marchalle duke of Norfoke, and the countes of
Norfolke duches of Norfolke, earle of Somerset markes Dorcet, lorde
Spencer erle of Gloceter, lorde Nevelle erle of Westmerlond,
Thomas Perce erle of Welchere, (fn. 7) William Scroppe erle of Westchester. (fn. 8) And that same tyme dyde the lorde Mombray, and is
byryd at the Whyt Fryers.
xxij°. A°. Thys yere dyde the duke of Lankester. And sir
William Bagot was arestyd in Irelond and browte to London to
Newgate. And duke Henry of Langkester entered into Inglond
in Yorkechere at Ravyns-spurre be-syde Welyngtone. (fn. 9) And sir
William Scroppe, sir Henry Grene, and sir John Busshe beheddyd
at Brystow. And thys yere the kynge was deposyd by the
comyns of his pepulle, and for hyme came Henry the iiijth, that
was erle of Darby.