London under Henry V (1413–22)
The names of the Maires and Shoreffes of London the whiche
were in the tyme of the regne off Kynge Henre the vthe, the whiche
was crowned at Westmestre the ixth day of Aprel, the whiche than
was Passyon Sonday and a grete raynye daye. (fn. 1) This yere the
kynge lete fetche frome Langley the bonys of Kyng Richard the
ijde (fn. 2) to Westmestre in to the tombe that he did make him selffe for
hym and his Quene Anne. And the same yere Sir John Oldcaste
was a rested in to the Towre, and after brake oute of prison.
|Wylliam (fn. 3) Crowmer, Mair||John Sutton
This yere Sir John Oldecastell with many oþer lordes and
heritikes had emagened the distruccion of the kynge and of Holy
Chirche, but the kynge with stode hem and toke many of them,
which were drawe and hanged and brentt, galowes and all, to the
nombre of xlijti persones, but Sir John Oldcastell scapyd.
|Thomas Fawkener, Mair||John Michell||A° ije.|
The Batel Of Agyncorte in Pycardy on the day of Cryispynian beyng Fryday.
This yere was brent in Smythfeld John Claydon, Skynner, and
Richarde Gutmyn, Barker, for herytekys. Also the same yere the
kynge toke his jorney toward Normandy, and at Southehampton
the Erle of Cambryge and the Lorde Scrope and Sir Thomas
Graye were be heded for conspirynge of the kynges dethe. And
þan the kynge passed the see with iiijc. shippes. And the xvj day
of August he landed a litell from Hareflete and lcide a sege to the
towne, and conteneued to the xx day of Septembre, and than was
the towne yolde to oure kynge. And than the kynge wente
towarde Caleys, and on Crispine Crispianis day at Agyncortte all
the rialte of Fraunce come be for the kynge to lett him of his
wey. And the kynge faughte with hem and discomfid them and
slewe many lordis and other peple, and toke many prisoners, Dukes,
Erlis, and othir lordes. And on the xxiiij day of Novembre the
kynge with his prisoneres came to London.
|Nicholas Wotton, Maire||Aleyn Everarde||A° iije.|
[E]mperowre of Allmen.
This yere the Empour of Almayne came in to Engelond and
was at Seint Georges fest. And at the procession the kynge went
a bove him, and at the masse the kynge sate a bove him, and at the
mete the kynge sate on the right honde of the emperoure. And
the Duke of Bedforde, Chaunsler of Englonde, sate on the lifte
side of the Emperour, and the Beshuppe of Dyvelyn and dukys that
came with the Emperour sate on the right honde of the Kynge.
And the first sotilte that came on the table was our Lady armyng
Seint George and an angill doinge on his sporys. The secounde
sotilte was Seint George fightynge with the dragon, and the spere
in his honde. The therede sotilte was a castell, and Seint George
and the kynges doughter ledyng the lambe in to the castell gate.
Also this yere Duke William of Holond came in to Engelonde.
|Harry Barton, Mayre||Robert Wityngton||A° iiijth.|
This yere the kynge sailed in to Normandy and londed the first
day of August be syde Towcke and toke the towne and castell sone
after; on our Ladye day the Nativite the kynge wan the towne of
Cane, and sonc after the castell. Also the Duke of Clarence beseged
the towne of Bayue and wan hit. And the same yere the kynge
wan many other townes and castelles and stronge abbeyes longe
be for the fest of Seint Edward in Octobre.
|Richard Merlowe, Maire||Harry Rede||A° ve.|
This yere the generall counsell was endyde atte Custaunce, and
an unyversale pece made in Holy Chirche and a Pope chosyn,
whiche was called Martinus quintus. Also Sir John Oldcastell
was take and dampned at Westmestre, drawen and brentt, galows
and all. Also the same yere the kynge besegide the towne and
castell of Falloyes and gate hem bothe; also the towne and castell
of Shirebrough yelden to the Duke of Glowcester. And after the
kynge gatte Pountelarge and many other streynthes. And a boute
Lammas the kynge layde sege to Rone.
|William Sevenoke, Maire||John Pernesse||A° vje.|
This yere on Seint Wolstones day the towne and castell of Rone
was yolde to oure kynge.
|Richard Wityngton, Maire||John Boteler||A° vije.|
This yere the kynge came to Troyes in Champayne where he
was worthely resseyved of all the lordys spirituall and temporall.
And on the morowe the kynge mett withe the Quene of Fraunce
and Dame Kateryne hir doughter and the Duke of Boyrgoyne in
the body of Scint Petris churche; and after they went up to the
auter and there the articles of the pees were redde and othes made
on eyther syde. And then was the kynge and Dame Kateryne
ensured togeder. And on the morowe after Trinite Sondaye, that
is to sey the iij day of June, he spoused Dame Kateryne in the
seide chirche of Seint Peter in Troyes, and the kynge was made
Regent and Eyre of Fraunce.
|William Cambryge, Maire||John Wellis||A° viije.|
The Coronacyon of Quene Kateryne.
This yere the ix day of Feverell the kynge and the Quene
Kateryne came to London, and the xxj daye of the same mo[n]the
she was crowned at Westmester, and the fest was holden in the
Off the Feste of þe Cronacioun of Quene Kateryne and of Service.
Fyrst, the quene sate in hir astate, and the Erchebysshoppe of
Caunterbury and the Bysshoppe of Wynchester satte upon the
righ[t] honde of the quene, and the Kynge of Scottis sate in his
estate upon þe lyfte hand of the quene. And the Duches of
York and the Countes of Huntyngdon sate upon the same side.
And att every course nexte the quene the Bysshoppis were servid,
covered as the quene, and than the Kynge of Scottis and other
lordis. And the Duke of Glowcester was Surveour, and the Erle
Marchall knelyd in the right side of the quene holdyng in his
honde upryght a septure, and the Knyght Marchall holdyng a
noþer septure on the lifte syde of the quene. And the Countesse
of Kente sittinge on the right fote of the quene. And the
Countesso Marchall sytting on the lifte fote of the quene.
Also this same yere sone after Wytsonday the kynge sayled in
to Fraunce and laide a sege to the Cite of Mewes Embrye (fn. 4) and
contenewed forthe. This yere was a new wedercok set u[p] on
Powles stepyl. (fn. 5)
|Robert Checheley, Maire||Richard Goslynge||A° ix°.|
Henricus vjtus natus vz., [vj.] die Decembris, hoc est die Sancti Nicholai episcopi, A° Domini Mliiijexxj°.; Henricus quintus ultimo Augusti diem cla[u]sit e[xtre] mum. Et sic vixit post nativitatem fihij sui Ilenr[ici] vjti xxx et octo septimanas [e] fere duos dies.
This same yere on Seint Nicholas day Henry the kynges sonne
was borne at Wyndsore, and in the monthe of Maye the Cite of
Mewes in Brye was yolden to the kynge. Also the same monthe
the quene shipped at Hampton, and so passed the see in to Fraunce.
Also in this yere the last daye of August dyed Kynge Harry the
vth at Boys Vynsent with oute Parys, whos bonys the viijth day of
November at Westmester were enterred.
Henricus quintus ultimo Augusti dicm cla[u]site[xtre]mum. Et sic vixit post nativitatem filij sui Henr[ici] vjti xxxta ct octo septimanas [et] fere duos dies.