Bale, Robert (fl.1461) (DNB00)

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BALE, ROBERT (fl. 1461), chronicler, known as Robert Bale the Elder, is said to have been born in London. He practised as a lawyer, and was elected notary of the city of London, and subsequently a judge in the civil courts. He wrote a chronicle of the city of London, and collected the stray records of its usages, liberties, &c. The following is a list of his writings according to John Bale :— 1. 'Londinensis Urbis Chrouicon.' 2. 'Instrumenta Libertatum Londini.' 3. 'Gesta Regis Edwardi Tertii.' 4. 'Alphabetum Sanctorum Angliæ.' 5. 'De Præfectis et Consulibus Londini.'

[Bale's (John) Scriptor. lllust. Major. Brit. Cat. Cent. xi. No. 58]

C. F. K.