The Chronicle of London

Rex Edwardius Tertius


Id'm maior usq' xxviiij diem Januar', quo die p' p'ceptu' reg' illo amato, Joh'es Lovekyn el'tus fuit in maiorem p' residuo a.
John Brikelesworth. John Irland.

This same yere, the vij kal' of Feverer, Edward the firste sone of prynce Edward was born; whiche in the age of vij yere endyd hys lyf. Also in this yere was grete and stronge batailes of sparwes in Engelond in diverses places, whereof the bodyes were founden in the fieldes dede without noumbre. And in this yere manye men and bestes were enfect with pokkes where through they deyden. And in this yere on seynt Barnaby day was Cornwayle hanged.

This same year, the 7 [something] of February, Edward the first son of prince Edward was born, which in the age of 7 years ended his life. Also in this year was great and strong battles of sparrows in England in diverse places, whereof the bodies were found in the fields dead without number. And in this year many men and beasts were infected with pox where through they died. And in this year on saint Barnubus' day was Cornwall hanged.

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