¶Here is a lytell shorte Cronycle / begynnynge at the .vij. ages of the worlde / wt the comȳge of Brute: and the reygne of all the kynges / with the sayntes and martyrs that haue ben in this lande.

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¶This is the Cronycle of all the kynges names that haue ben in Englande / and how many yeres they reygned / & how many seyn­tes & martyrs haue ben ī this lāde.

  • BRute came after ye makȳge of the worlde into this lande / fyrste called Albyon / in the tyme yt Ely the preest of the lawe was in the lande of Israell. iiij.M.lxxvii. yere.
  • ¶Newe Troye (that nowe is called London) was founded by the makynge of Brute / after the makynge of the worlde. iiij.M.C.xxiiij. yere.
  • ¶Rome was founded by Remus and Romulus. iiij. [...].iiii.C.lxxxxiiii. yere.
  • ¶Iesu Chryst was conceyued by the holy ghost in ye mayden Marie on a fryday: in the tyme of kȳge Kam­balyn / whiche was kynge of Brytayne: the .xv. day of Marche: after the makynge of the worlde. v.M.C.lxxxxix. yere.
  • ¶Iesu Christ was borne / whā his mother was .xiiii yere olde on a sonday / the .xv. day of December / in the same yere: after the makynge of the worlde. v.M.C.lxxxxix. yere.
  • ¶Seynt Iohā the Baptyst was heded ye .xxv. day of August after the incarnacyon. xxxii. yere.
  • ¶Iesu Christ suffred pass [...]on a fryday / the .xv. day of Marche / after hi [...] Incarnacyon. xxxiii. yere.
  • ¶Seynt Stephen was martyred the thyrde day of August / after the incarnacyon xxxiii. yere.
  • [Page]¶Seynt Poule was cōuerted the .xxv. day of Ianu­ary: after the incarnacyon xxxiiij. yere.
  • ¶Our lady mary was taken into heuen / the .xv. day of August / in the .lx. yere of her age: after the incarna­cyon. xlv. yere.
  • ¶Seynt Longyous was martyred after the Incar­nacyon. lvii. yere.
  • ¶Seynt Peter and Paule / were martyred the .xxix. day of Iune / after the incarnacyon lxix. yere.
  • ¶Lucy the kynge of Brytayne became chrystē / after the incarnacyon C.lxii. yere.
  • ¶Seynt Katheryne was martyred by Maxencius Emperour of Rome / in the tyme that Cōstātyne seynt Elyn son was kynge of Brytayne / after the incarna­cyon. ii.C.iii. yere.
  • ¶Seynt Vrsula / with the .xi.M. virgyns were martyred at Coleyne: by a Sarazyn yt was called swayne / the whiche was kynge of Coleyne in that tyme that Maximian was kynge of Brytayne: after the Incar­nacyon ii.C.lxxxxvii. yere.
  • Seynt Albō was martyred by ye foresayd Swayne / in the tyme of Maximyan: after the incarnacyon. iii.C.i. yere.
  • ¶Seynt Gregory the pope / sent into Englande seynt Austyne / after the incarnacyon. v.C.lxxxxvi. yere.
  • ¶Seynt Edmunde the kynge was martyred by Hū ­gar and Hubba of Denmarke: in the tyme that fyrste Alured was kynge of Englande: after the incarna­cyon viii.C.lxx. yere.
  • ¶Seynt Edwarde the martyr / was martyred by [Page] his stepmother after the incarnacion. ix.C.lxxx. yere.
  • ¶Seynt Edwarde the confessour was quycke & deed in the yere of grace. M.lxvi. yere.
  • ¶Seynt Edmunde the kyng was trāslated the tyme that wyllyam Ruphus was kynge of Englande the yere of grace. M.lxxxxvi. yere.
  • ¶Seynt Edwarde the confessour was translated by seynt Thomas of Canterbury in the tyme of kynge Henry. ii. yere of grace.
  • ¶Seynt Thomas of Caūterbury was martyred in the same kynge Henryes tyme / in the yere of grace. M.C.lxx. yere.
  • ¶The same seynt thomas was translated in ye tyme of kynge Henry / in the yere of grace. M.CC.xx. yere.

¶These ben the Cronycles of the kynges that haue ben syth Brute came in to this lande fyrste.

  • ¶Brute came into this lande after the makyng of the Worlde .iiij.M.lxxvij. yere. And he lyued in the lande or he were crowned .xl. yere. And after he was crow­ned. xx. yere.
  • ¶Loytroyne his son reygned v. yere.
  • ¶Madan his son xxx. yere.
  • ¶Ebranke his son xl. yere.
  • ¶Leyly his son ix. yere.
  • ¶Bladud his sone xxi. yere.
  • ¶Guentolyn his wyfe xv. yere.
  • ¶Memps his son xxiiij. yere.
  • [Page]¶Brute Bremenshull xxx. yere.
  • ¶Ludebras xiii. yere.
  • ¶Lyre his son xlviii. yere
  • ¶Credell his doughter v. yere.
  • ¶Conadage her suster son xxxiii. yere.
  • ¶Reynolde his sone xx. yere.
  • ¶Gorbodyan his son xv. yere.
  • Denobaude wan the realme by conqueste / and reygned. xl. yere.
  • ¶Bellyn his sone xi. yere.
  • ¶Cornabatrus his son xxv. yere.
  • ¶Guentolem his son xxv. yere.
  • ¶Scisille his son xxv. yere.
  • ¶Kymore his son xix. yere.
  • ¶Morwyche his son ix. yere.
  • ¶Grandobodyan his son xi. yere.
  • ¶Protegayle his son xvi. yere.
  • ¶Petitur his brother v. yere.
  • ¶Esydur his brother. xiiii. yere.
  • ¶And after this Esydur / reyned .xxxiii. kynges eche after other in peas / the fyrst kynge of tho .xxxiii. was Gorbodian / and he reygned. xii. yere.
  • ¶Morgan. i. yere.
  • ¶Cighnus vi. yere.
  • ¶Iowalā viii. yere.
  • ¶Rohugo ii. yere.
  • ¶Voghen xiii. yere.
  • ¶Catyll xv. yere.
  • ¶Porrer ii. yere.
  • ¶Cherin xviii. yere.
  • ¶Coyll xii. yere.
  • [Page]¶Sulgenis xiii. yere.
  • ¶Esdad xx. yere.
  • ¶Audragie xvii. yere.
  • ¶Vrian v. yere.
  • ¶Elyud ii. yere.
  • ¶Eldadan xv. yere.
  • ¶Claten xii. yere.
  • ¶Ouirgunde viii. yere.
  • ¶Mortan vi. yere.
  • ¶Bledagh iiii. yere.
  • ¶Caph i. yere.
  • ¶Gen ii. yere.
  • ¶Seysell / and kynge Bled xxii. yere.
  • ¶Tabreth xx. yere.
  • ¶Archinal xiiii. yere.
  • ¶Croll xxx. yere.
  • ¶Rodynger xxii. yere.
  • ¶Hector v. yere.
  • ¶Harper vi. yere.
  • ¶Carpour vii. yere.
  • ¶Digneyll iii. yere.
  • ¶Samuell xxiiii. yere.
  • ¶Rede ii. yere.
  • ¶Ely vii. monethes.
  • ¶Lud the last kynges son of .xxxiii. reygned. xi. yere.
  • ¶Cassibalan his brother xxvii. yere.
  • ¶Andragen Luddes fyrst son viii. yere.
  • ¶Kembalyn before the incarnacyon. ii. yere.

The hole sūme / from the comȳge of Brute / tyll the Incarnacyon is .M.C.xxii. yere.

  • [Page]¶Gryuder & Armogis his .ii. sonnes. xliiii. yere.
  • ¶Koyle Armogis his son xii. yere.
  • ¶Lucy his son reygned an Hethen man. xi. yere.
  • and a Christen man. ii. yere.
  • ¶And afterwarde was so great debate in the lāde / yt the realme was without a kynge. l. yere.
  • ¶Coyle that made Colchester / was kynge thanne. xiii. yere.
  • ¶Cōstātyne the Romayne / that wedded seynt Elyn / Coyles doughter. xv. yere.
  • ¶Constantyne that was emperoure his son. xx yere.
  • ¶Octauyan reygned after yt Constantyne was gone to Rome to be crowned Emperour xv. yere.
  • ¶Maximian wedded Octautans doughter and reygned .xxviii. yere. in his tyme saynt Albon was slayne
  • ¶Constantyne / cosyn to the kynge of lytell Brytayne reygned. xii. yere.
  • ¶Constantyne his son that was a mōke at Wynchester reygned. v. yere.
  • ¶Forteger that was Erle of Esser reygned xi. yere.
  • ¶Fortymer his son xiiii. yere.
  • ¶Engyst of Saxony in the lande of Germany / that was a Sarazyn / wan the lande & reygned v. yere.
  • ¶Aurylambros Constāstynes son slewe Engyst and droue the Sarazyns a way / & reygned viii. yere.
  • ¶Vter pendragon his brother reygned xvii. yere.
  • ¶Arthur his son reygned xxvii. yere.
  • ¶Constantyne arthurs cosyn xxiiii. yere.
  • ¶Garan for Constantyne had none heyre xxx. yere.
  • ¶Tonagh his cosyn xxiiii. yere.
  • [Page]¶Syryke reigned xxv. yere.
  • ¶Seynt Ethelbert & Sebert / that were c [...]uerted by seynt Iustyne & his felowshyp reygned l. yere
  • ¶Elfrede and Cadwaller / seynt Oswalde and [...] walyn reygned in the realme of Englande one after another. lxxx. yere.
  • ¶Offa seynt Oswaldes brother xlviii. yere
  • ¶Alured the fyrst / in his tyme seynt Edmunde of Bury was slayne of Hunger and Hubba / the kynges bre­therne of Denmarke xxx. yere.
  • ¶Edwarde the fyrst his son xxv. yere.
  • ¶Edmunde his brother xvii. yere.
  • ¶Adelstone xxv. yere.
  • ¶Eldrede his brother x. yere.
  • ¶Edwyn his thyrde brother iiii. yere.
  • ¶Edgar his son xvii. yere.
  • ¶Seynt Edwarde the martyr his son xii. yere.
  • ¶Swayne that was kynge of Denmarke. xv. yere.
  • ¶Eldrede seynt Edwardes brother ix. yere.
  • ¶Edmūde Irensyde & knowt Swayne sone. xx. yere
  • ¶Harolde harefote Knowtes sone xiii. yere.
  • ¶Hardeknowte his brother xvi. yere.
  • ¶Seynt Edwarde the confessour Eldredes sone rey­gned. xxiii. yere.
  • ¶Harolde / that was godwyns sone / Erle of westsex reygned. i. yere.
Here endeth the Cronycle of all the kynges / that reyned before the conquest.

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