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1922 THE STAMFORD SCHISM 253 Wyk die quo fuerat, vel die ubi Wymbyriensis ; Cum mors afhierat, neutrius cernitur ensis. Ulcio digna dei per tempora longa pepercit ; Demum culpa rei vili te funere mersit. Seu sis australis, seu tu sis vir borealis, Talibus est talis congrua pena malis. There are indications that 1331 was a year of disturbance at Oxford. On 24 October the king issued letters patent x to the mayor and bailiffs that if the chancellor should demand their aid for the arrest of malefactors they were to summon the posse of the town ; and on 25 October he gave letters patent that the sheriff should imprison in the castle those whom the chancellor sends to him, and should not allow their friends to visit them in a multitude. 2 In the spring of 1333 there must have been a more serious disturbance than usual, for on 6 May the king appointed a commission to make an inquiry about disturbances at Oxford. 3 H. E. SALTEE. The Capture of Lord Rivers and Sir Anthony Woodville, 19 January 1460 WHEN Richard, duke of York, and his friends and adherents were scattered by their failure at Ludlow in October 1459, York himself sought refuge in Ireland, but his eldest son, the earl of March, who in less than eighteen months . was to be king of England, fled with the earl of Warwick, John Dynham, and others to Devonshire and thence to Calais. As the catastrophe at Ludlow had been due in large measure to the desertion of Andrew Trollope and other members of the Calais garrison who had come over to England with Warwick a short time before, and as Margaret of Anjou had just succeeded in having her favourite, the duke of Somerset, appointed to the captaincy of Calais in Warwick's place, 4 the welcome which awaited the fugitives at Calais was somewhat doubtful. Fortunately, how- ever, Warwick had left his uncle, Lord Fauconberg, in charge of Calais when he went to England, and Fauconberg was so successful in keeping the place loyal to the Yorkists that when Warwick and March reached there on 2 November they were well received. After the arrival of York in Ireland and of Warwick and March in Calais, there followed some months of watchful waiting on the part of the Yorkists while they matured their plans for another attempt to assert themselves against Margaret of Anjou 1 Univ. Archives (Oxf. Hist. Soc.), i. 347 ; it is not on the Patent Roll. 2 Ibid. p. 121. Cal. of Patent Rdls, p. 449. Rymer, Foedera, xi. 436.