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IMEV 1211.7
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Here under lieth a man of Fame / William Walworth [sic]
Epitaph (allegedly) A.D. 1383, for William Wentworth, mayor of London, at St Michael, Crooked Lane, London — six couplets
Subjects: epitaphs; inscriptions; Wentworth, William, mayor of London
Versification: — two-line — aa



Inscriptions:
1.Source: London, olim St Michael, Crooked Lane, tomb of William Wentworth, mayor of London, d. 1383
Transcription:
Here vnder lyth a man of Fame
William Walworth callyd by name
Fishmonger he was in life time here
And twise Lord Maior as in bookes appere
Who with courage stout and manly might
Slew Wat Tyler in King Richards sight
For which act done and trew entent
The King made him Knight incontinent
And gaue him armes, as here you see
To declare his fact and Chiualrie
He left this life the yere of our God
Thirteene hundryd fourescore and three od
Note: No longer extant. Transcription based on Weever (1631).
Editions:
Weever, John. Ancient Funerall Monuments within the United Monarchie of Great Britaine. London: T. Harper, 1631 (STC 25223); repr. Amsterdam: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum; and NY: Walter Johnson, 1979: 410.