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Christ that died upon the rood
A political poem blaming magnates for the loss of Normandy — 118 lines in 3-line stanzas (aab)
Subjects: political poems; Normandy, English loss of
Versification: — three-line — aab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Holkham Hall, Earl of Leicester Archives, Deed 116, dorse
First Lines:
Cryst þat deyid vp on þe rode
graunt vs y torne to good
þis werd is bt a quyle…
Last Lines:
…cryst þat bovth ist man so dere
graunt vs grace oure lyf dayes here
neuer swech a noþer to se
Note: On a manorial document dated 1433.
Editions:
Beadle, Richard. “Fifteenth-Century Political Verses from the Holkham Archives.” Medium Aevum 71 (2002): 101-21: 102-5.