The Chronicle of London

Rex Edwardius Tertius

1336

John Pounteneye, m'.
Will' Bikkesworth. John Northale.

This same yere, in the monthe of Juyne and July, in diverses parties of hevene appered stella co'mata. Also in this yere was grete plente of vitaile, that a quarter of whete was sold at London for iis; and a fat oxe for vjs viijd; and vj pegons for a peny:but natheles it was a ful gret scarste of money. Also this yere deyde Sr. John of Eltham


This same year, in the months of June and July in different parts of the heavens a comet was seen. Also in this year there was a great plenty of food, so that a quarter of wheat was sold in London for 2 shillings, and a fat ox for 6 shillings 8 pence, and 6 pigeons for a penny. Nonetheless there was a great scarcity of money. Also this year Sir John of Eltham died.

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