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The House of Stanley: Scottish Feilde — 422 alliterative lines
Note: For a later version, post 1544, cf. Flodden Field, ff. 120-125; London, British Library Addit. 27879, p. 117; pr. Weber (1808); Evans (1810); Hales and Furnivall (1867), 1.318-40.
Title(s): Scottish Feilde
Subjects: historical poems; Stanley, family history; history, family
Versification: — alliteration — unrhymed



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Dep. c.130 [facsimile of Lyme Hall]
First Lines:
that dred was sone after
Rayled full of redd roses…
Last Lines:
…That have hearkened me here
That heded well my tale
Note: Facsimile of a very long and narrow piece of parchment which contains only this poem. Begins imperfectly. At the end: ‘Finis’.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 27879, pp. 79-90
Editions:
Hales, John Wesley, and Frederick James Furnivall, eds. Bishop Percy’s Folio Manuscript: Ballads and Romances. 3 vols. London: Trübner, 1867-68: 1.212-34.
Child, Francis James. The English and Scottish Popular Ballads. 5 vols. in 10 parts. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1882-98: 6.355.
Oakden, J. P., ed. “Scottish ffeilde.” Chetham Miscellanies, new series vol. 6. Chetham Society n.s. 94 (1935), item e.
Gray, Douglas. The Oxford Book of Late Medieval Verse and Prose. Oxford: Clarendon, 1985: 9-10.
3.Source: Manchester, John Rylands Library Lyme Hall (Legh), Scottish Feilde (on deposit), ff. 1-5
First Lines:
…that dred was some after
Payles full of redd roses
and riches enough
there he bekered with a bore…
Last Lines:
…that haue hearckened me here
and heard well my tale Finis
Note: Long strips of parchment, probably originally a roll, now folded; begins imperfectly with gaps where missing or destroyed by animals; transcription is Oxford, Bodleian Library Dep. c.130 [facsimile of Lyme Hall]. Followed by ‘The names of the lordes and gentilmen of Scotland that were slaine in deede attis late battaill vpon brankston more.’
Editions:
Robson, John, ed. “The Scottish Field.” Chetham Miscellanies. Vol. 2. Chetham Society o.s. 37 (1856).