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in a felde called Agyncort, and slew and toke of them dukes, erles, and knyghttes and other to a grete number, and a grete multytewde of the comyn pepulle. And of Englyche men was slayne, as the duke of Yorke, the erle of Sur[ry[1]], and other, but a fewe. And the morrow after Simond and Jude daye tydynges came to the new mayer of the sodyne battelle. And then was made grete solempnites and processions was done ther for, with prelattes, prestes, freeres, and other sage men of the cytte. And after that the kynge came to Dover, Cantorbery, and soo to London; and there the mayer, aldermen, comyns, rydynge worshyppully ayenst hym in rede gownes and whyte hoddes, and browte hym to Westmyster. Also this yere came the emperar of Almen[2] in to Ynglond with viij C. hors to sent Georges felde. And the xxix day of March the duke of Holonde[3] came to London, and he laye at the byshoppe of Elys place in Holborne.

iiijo. Ao. Thys yere the xiiij. day of December sir John Oldecastell knyghte was drawne from the tower of London un to sent Gylles in the felde and there was hongyd and brent. Thys yere one sent Martyns day was byshoppe Martyne the vth. chosyne byshoppe of Rome.

vjo. Ao. John Briane was drowned in hys shrefehode, and in his stede was chosyne John Perneys shreffe for the resydew of the yere. And this yere on sent Donstons day was the towne of Rome yeldene to the emperor; and the towne of Ponteys was taken, with many other castelles and towers.

vijo. Ao. Thys yere the qwene Katerne was crownyd the xxij. day of Marche.

  1. Not slain in the battle, as stated in the preceding passage.
  2. The emperor Sigismond came to England, and was installed as a knight of the garter on the 7th May, 1416. He was brother to Anne the queen of Richard the Second.
  3. William of Bavaria count of Ostrevant, who had been formerly admitted into the order of the garter by king Richard II. in 1390, came to meet the emperor; but, having been detained by contrary winds, did not arrive until the 28th of May (not March).—Beltz, Memorials of the Garter, p. 340. "The counts of Holland of this family, being by birth dukes of Bavaria, were usually styled dukes of Holland."—Ibid.