Henricus Sextus Rex.
and hys sonne Henry the vjth beganne his rayne.
Pi.°. A°. Thys yere Newgate was new made by master Richard
Wyttyngtone, and he dyde the same yere.
ij°. A°.Thys yere the xxij. day of Februarij was draune and
hongyd and behedyd and qwarterd Mortymer for treson. And
this yere the prince of Portyngale came in to Englonde.
iij°. A°. Thys yere was a grete debate betweene the cardnalle of
Wenchester and the duke of Glosater and the citte of London.
And this yere came v. gallys to London with marchandes.
v°. A°. Thys yere was one hongyd, heddyd, and qwarterde at
vj°. A°. Thys yere was the concelle of Redynge. And this
yere dyde Thomas duke of Exceter. This yere was Wylle Wawe
hongyd at Tyborne.
viij°. A°. Thys yere the kynge was crownyd. And Jake Stawe
was hongyd and qwarterd. (fn. 1) And this yere was a grete stronge
fyer at Banyscatell (fn. 2) the xvij. day of October that brent a grete
parte, and dyd moche harme. And this yere dyde the good erle
[of] Salsburry Sir Thomas Mountagew at Orlians in France.
x°. A°. And this yere was ane herytyke brent at towre hylle
the xxiiij. day of Janivare. And in the morrow after there was
a grete battelle in Smythfelde betwene Upton and John Downe;
and whan they had fowth longe, the kynge toke up the matter and
gave them grace. And Thomas Bagley viker of Mundene (fn. 3) in
Essex was dysgradyd and brent in Smythfelde. And this yere (fn. 4)
the kynge was crownyd the xvj. day of December in Paries solemply, and the ix. day of Februarij he came to Dover, and the xxj.
daye of the same monythe he came to London, and there was worchippfully reseved of the cittesens in whytt gownes and redde
xj°. A°. Thys yere was the grete cowncell at Baselle, and many
lowlers dystroyd in Pruce. (fn. 5) And this yere John duke of Bedforde and the regent of France came to Callys be-fore Ester; and
the morrow after there ware sodiers arestyd and prisond, and in the
Ester weke the duke rode toward Picardy in Tyrwyne. And thene
the byshoppe of Tyrwyne weddyd the duke and the erle of sent
Powlys dowghter to-gether; and then they came to Callys, and on
sent Barnardes day iiij. sodiers ware be-heddyd and a C & x. of the
other sodiers ware exiled. (fn. 6) And on mydsomer evyn the duke with
hys wyffe came to London.
xij°. A°. Thys yere was a grete pestelens, and a grete frost.
And the duke of Bedford dyde, and lyth at Rome. (fn. 7) And this
yere abowte wytsontyde the lowlers of Prage ware dystrowyd, soo
that in two battelles there ware slayne xx. Ml. with their captayns,
and there was tane one master Pers clarke, and another Englych
herytyke, enimys to alle holy churche.
xiij°. A°. Thys yere in harvest was the cowncelle in Arays that
pesse shulde be reformyd be-twene Yngland and France, and there
ware lordes both spiritualle and temporalle. And thether came the
cardnalle of the Holy Crosse, and asoyllyd the duke of Burgone for
the othe that he made un to the kynge of Ynglonde unwyttynge unto
the pope, for he had layd sege un to Callys and he faylyd of hys
xiiij°. A°. Thys yere the towne of Depe was tane by the Armenobis (fn. 8) on Halhalon evyn. And the towne of Harflete lost for defaute of good kepynge. And the duke of Burgane a fore sayd layed
sege un to Callys the xxix. day of Jule.
xv°. A°. Thys yere sanke a parte of London brygge with two
arches. And quene Jane (fn. 9) dyde.
xvj°. A°. Thys yere brake owte of the kynges jayle of Newgatte
Owyn by the helpe of hys prest, and wondyd hys keper, who had
prevyly weddyd qwene Katerne. (fn. 10) And also this yere felle downe
another parte of London brygge.
xvij°. A°. Thys yere the erle of Warwyke dyde at Roane, the
last day of Aprill. And this yere the comyn strompettes that
ware takene in London ware raye hoddes. And this yere a
bushylle of whette was at forty pence.
xviij°. A°. Thys yere the cardnalle of Wenchester with other
lordes came homeward frome Callys to London, that had bene in
France to make a pes. And this yere ware dyvers men of Kent
drawe and hongyd for tresone agayne the kynge and the church.
And sir John erle of Huntyngtone came thys yere from Guyen in
to Ynglond. And this yere the duke of Yorke was made regent
of France. And sir Richard Wyche and hys clarke ware burnyd.
And this yere was a grete debate arose betwene Fletstrete and the
howsys of corte.
xix°. A°. Thys yere was put to deth master Roger Bolyngbroke. (fn. 11) And a stryffe in the yelde halle for chesynge of the
mayer, by the crafte of the taylors.
xx°. A°. Thys yere Alionor Cobhame conspyryd the kynges
deth by the concell of master Roger clarke and nigromancer, the
wyche Alionore was put by the kynge and hys justys to perpetuall
prisone; and on sent Arkynwoldes evyne she went a fote to Powlles
in blacke, with a taper in hare hande, lede betwene two knyghttes.
And in the same wyse on the morrow she went unto crystcherche. (fn. 12)
xxj°. A°. Thys yere the lorde Talbot came in to Ynglond and
was made erle of Shrowsbery and amyralle of the see. And sir
Christofor Talbot was falsely slayne at Callys.
xxij°. A°. Thys yere the byshoppe of Bathe (fn. 13) was made chanceler of Englond and archebychopp of Canterbery. And the lord
Fanoppe dyde this yere, and is burryd in hys chappell that he made
in the freeres precheres. (fn. 14)
xxiij°. A°. Thys yere on Candelmas evyne was gret thunder
and tempest, that Powlles stepulle on the sowth-west syde mervelusly was sett a fyer, and the stepull of Kyngstone up Temse brent,
and many men slayne. And qwene Margaret was crownyd.
And the parlament that yere at Byrry.
xxv°. A°. Thys yere was a fyghtynge in Smythfelde betwene
ane armerar of fletstret and his servant for worddes ayenst the
kynge wherof hys servant apelyd hym; and the servant slew the
master in the felde. And this yere the duke of Gloceter dyde at
Byrry in the parlament tyme there. And this yere John Chalons
sqwere, sonne of Roberte Chalons knyght of Ynglond, fowth in
France with the lorde Boyles brother, and John Chalons slew hym
in the felde. And thys yere was juggyd to be drawne, hungyd,
but they ware but drawne, Chamberlyn, Myddyltone, Artoys, Herberd, and Nedeham; but whane they ware drawne they had ther
pardone all and their lyffes.
xxvj°. A°. Thys yere the kynge made two dukes, of Norfolke
and Suffoke. And this yere the watter of the Temse by excesse
of floode the monday in Ester weke came and incresid on the londe
unto Populer, and drownyd many howsys and feldes and medowes,
and moche of the parich of Stepney, and at Raynham and other
places in Essex.
xxvij°. A°. Thys yere was another dere yere, and ane erthqwake.
xxviij°. A°. Thys yere Normandy was lost. And this yere
came Jake Cade of Kent, and made hym selfe a captayne with a
gret multytude of pepulle unto Blackehethe, and there abode seven
dayes contynually unto that the kynge with his lordes that lay that
tyme at sent Johns in Smythfelde and in divers placis came rydynge thurgh London toward Grenewich; and thene Jake Cade
fledde and removyd fro thens toward Tunbrych, Maydstone, and
Senoke. And there hys men beheddyd a sqwere callyd Stanlaw.
And in that contre there was sir Humfry Stafford knyght and William Stafford sqwere, with certayne men of armes, slayne. And
in that mene tyme came a captayne of Essex with hys men and
enterd in to the felde, and that same tyme was Horne the alderman
arestyd. And the satterday the iijde day of July the captayne
rode thorrow London to Powlles and to Newgate, and soo forthe to
Myle ende. And there was be-heddyd one Cromer of Kent and one
Baylly of Colchester, and at the standerd in Cheppe was sir Roger
Fench be-heddyd, and at the Whyt harte in Southwarke one Hawaydyne of sent Martyns was be-heddyd; and Malpas of London drewe
the cheynne of London brygge, and there was a gret battelle made
by nyght agaynst the towne, and many men slayne and drownyd.
And sarteyn aldermen of London was there slayne, and the prisoneres
of the kynges bench and marchelsay delyveryd owte by Jake Cades
commandement. And afterward he was slaine in Kent.
xxix°. A°. Thys yere was Gwyene lost, and the erle of Shrowysbery slayne at Burdos.
xxx°. A°. Thys yere the duke of Yorke sette hys felde at Brent
hethe in Kent.
xxxj°. A°. Thys yere the lorddes servanttes made a fray at the
xxxij°. A°. Thys yere the mayer lefte rydynge to Westmyster,
and went be watter.
xxxiij°. A°. Thys yere was a felde at sent Albons betwene the
kynge and the duke of Yorke.
xxxv°. A°. Thys yere the lorde Egremond brake owte of Newgate, and had a hors redy and rode a way and one of the jaylers
with hym. And in the ende of this same yere came the Frenchmen and other enmyes, and spoylyd and robbyd the good porte of
Sandwych, and slewe moche pepulle; for they came sodenly to Sandwych in the mornynge when men ware a bede, and serched every
house, and alle the plate, riches, golde, sylver, and othere merchandys
and gooddes of valewe they sheppyd it into theire sheppes and went
smotly a way with all.
xxxvj°. A°. Thys yere the xxvij. day of November, that tyme
was sonday, Pecoke that was byshoppe of Chechester stode at
Powlles crosse, wych was apeched of dyvers poynttes of eryses, and
there he abjuryd and revokyd them in the prechenynge tyme in the
presens of the byshoppe of Cauntorbury, the byshoppe of London,
and byshoppe of Durhame, and other prelattes. And also there in
the prechenge tyme ware many bokes of eryses of hys makynge,
that cost moche gooddes, damnyd and brent be fore hys face. And
doctor William Gooddard the elder, (fn. 15) that was provinciall of the Greyfreeres, apechyd hym of hys erysys. And this same yere was the
ryall syght and wache of men of armes in London that ever was sene,
of a gret number of clene ownest men goynge owte of Newgate, and
soe up Holborne and downe Chauncery lanne and thorow Fletstret
and in at Ludgate and thorow Temstret, and soo to the tower of
London, and soe forthe home agayne.
xxxvij°. A°. Thys yere was a felde at Ludlow, and at Blore
hethe, and a fraye betwene men of the kynges howse and men of lawe.
xxxviij°. A°. Thys yere was another felde at sent Albons, and
the felde at Northamtone, and at Wakefelde, and at Mortymers
crosse, anno Mlccccxvj.
xxxix°. A°. Thys yere was a felde be syde Yorke, and kynge
Henry put downe, and the ducke of Yorke eldest sonne toke up one
hym the crowne, and was callyd Edwarde the iiijth. And at this
felde was slayne xxxij Ml. men.