Henricus Quartus Rex.
Pi.°. A°. Thys yere Ewene Glendore sqwere of Wallys made
warre ayenst the kynge. The furst yere of his rayne was beheddyd at Cerceter (fn. 1) the erle of Saulsbery [and] the erle of Kente,
and at Oxenforde sir Thomas Blont, sir Benet Ely, (fn. 2) knyghttes,
Thomas Wynter (fn. 3) sqwere, and sir John Holond erle of Huntyngton
was be-heddyd at Plasshe in Essex, and their heddes sett on
London brygge, and sir Barnarde Brokkas knyght was be-heddyd
at London in Cheppesyde, and sir Thomas Shellé knyght, Maudlyne and Feryby clarkes, ware hangyd at Tyborne. This same
yere the kynge rode towerd Scotlond.
ij°. A°. Thys yere the qwene Isabelle that was wyffe to kynge
Richard was sent home in to France owte of Yenglond. And
that yere was a qwarter of whett at xvjs. the second dere yere.
And that yere was a prest brent in Smythfelde that was callyd sir
William Sautre for erysse.
iiij°. A°. Thys yere was the qwene crownyd.
v°. A°. Thys yere the byshoppe of Yorke, Scroppe, and
Mowbray the earl marchall, (fn. 4) beheddyd. And three men of the
kynges chamber hongyd, and the prior of Lau[nde], sir Robert
Claryndon knyght, and eight freer minores ware hongyd at
Ty[burne]. And thys yere was the battelle of Shrewysbery, in
the wyche was slayne Henry Percy and Thomas Percy taken, and
two dayes kepte, and after was honged and be-heddyd and hys
hede with one qwarter of Henry Percy set on London brygge.
And in this battelle was slayne the erle of Stafforde under the kynges
banner. And this battelle was on Mary Mawdlyne evyn. And
in the lent afore was the blasynge sterre that clarkes callyd it
Stell.. Cemate. (fn. 5) And William Serle that was cheffe yomane
with kynge Richard was drawne and honged and heddyd at Tyborne, and the qwarters saltede.
vij°. A°. Thys yere one Travers, a yoman of the crowne of the
kynges, was hongyd at Tyborne for powsenynge of hys wyffe and
one Pylle in the counter in the Powltre. And this yere alle the
kydelles (fn. 6) and trungkes thorowghout the Temse from the towne of
Stanes in the west unto the watter of Medevey in the est by the
mayer and commonalte of London were dystrowyd and brent, and
gret plee and dyscorde was for that matter betwene Thomas
Arundelle archebyshoppe of Canterbery and other lorddes and
knyghtes on that one party, and the mayor and commonalte of
London on that other party, but the citte of London recovered their
ryght by the vertu of the kynges charter and hys statues.
Thys yere also was many justes in Smytfelde by-twene Englyche
men and Scottes, and by-twene lordes and knyghttes of Ynglonde
and other strangers. And this yere was the erle of Arundelle
weddyd at Lambyth. (fn. 7) And this yere was furst ordened a masse
of the Holy Gost, to be songe solemply be note every yere at the
Yelde-halle chappelle the same daye the mayer is chosyn.
viij°. A&°. Thys yere the erle of Northumberlond and the lorde
Bardolfe was be-heddyd in the North; and the erles hede with one
of hys qwarters of the lordes (sic) ware sett on London bregge.
And this yere sir Roberte Knowlles knyghte dyde, that was the
grete warryar. And this yere sir Thomas Rampsone knyghte of
the garter (fn. 8) was drowned in the Temse by hys owne follé, for he
wolde not be governyd by the bargemen, but to have hys owne
rewle. And this yere was the erle of Kent weddyd at sent
Mary Overes. (fn. 9)
xj°. A°; . Thys yere was ordened the alay of golde. And the
kynges sonnes beten in Chepe. (fn. 10) And this yere was the grete frost
and ise and the most sharpest wenter that ever man sawe, and it
duryd fourteen wekes, so that men myght in dyvers places both goo
and ryde over the Temse. Thys yere also was the good erle of
Kent slayne [at] the castelle of Brydoke in Bryttene with a qwarrelle
in hys hede. And thys yere was an erytyke brentte in Smythfelde for eryse. And a sqwere of [Wa]llys, one heghe Rys de
9de (fn. 11) draune and hongyd for tresone.
xij°. A°. Thys yere there came a cardinelle to London. And
menny justes and battelles ware in Smythfelde. And this yere
beganne a gret pley from the begynnyng of the worlde at the
skynners' welle, that lastyd vij. dayes contynually; and there ware
the most parte of the lordes and gentylles of Ynglond. (fn. 12) And this
yere was a goldsmythe of Fletestret slayne be nyght in the dukes
place of York with-owte Tempull barre, and was trowne (fn. 13) under the
xiij°. A°. Thys yere was a gret excesseve flode in the Temse.
And a gret batte [battle] rose betwene Roberte Glocitre and Arthur
Ormesby in Smythfelde. And this yere the lorde Thomas
weddyd the countes of Somerset. (fn. 14) And this yere came messengeres owte of France from the kynge and the duke of Burgone for to
helpe them agaynst the duke of Orlyans; and then went over the
erle of Arnedelle and the erle of Kent to helpe the duke of Burgone,
and had a jurné, and came home agayne; and that same tyme came
messengeres owte of France from the duke of Orlians for to have
helpe agayne the duke of Burgayn.
xiv°. A°. Thus yere the xxti day of March, dyde the kynge,
and was burryd at Cantorbery.