The Chronicle of London

Rex Edwardius Tertius

1369

John Chichestr', m', goldsmyth.
John Pyell. Hugh Holbech.

In this yere was so gret dearthe of corne in Engelond that a busshell of whete was worth xl d. And in this yere was the grete vyage into Fraunce be Sr. Robert Knolles. And in this yere Mortherer of Pembrok in Cristemasse weren at the countesse hous; and the same Mortherer sclewen of men, women and children in the cradell, xiij; and this was done be a fysshmongre that the countesse hadde founde to scole and brought up of a child. And in this yere, the day of the assumpcion of oure lady, the yere of oure lord a mccclxix, deyde dame Philip quene of Engelond.


In this year was so great a dearth of corn in England that a bushel of wheat was worth 40 d. And in this year was the great voyage into France of Sir Robert Knolles. And in this year Murderer of Pembroke in Christmastide was at the countess' house; and the same Murderer slew of men, women and children in the cradle, 13; and this was done by a fishmonger that the countess had found to school and brought up of a child. And in this year, the day of the assumption of our lady, the year of our lord 1369, died dame Philippa queen of England.

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