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The Siege of Calais — twenty-eight 6-line stanzas and a final couplet
Title(s): The Siege of Calais
Subjects: Calais, siege of; historical poems
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Galba E.IX, ff. 113va2-114vb
First Lines:
In Iuyl whan the sone schon
Cres Ienys & herbys grene…
Last Lines:
…Only god in whom ys all
Wan caleys þat Ryall towne
Note: Added by a later hand to originally blank leaves at end of a volume; 164 lines ending (incomplete) at bottom of second column on f. 114.
Attributed Title: her biginyth the sege off calays in the yer off our lord j M a iij C (by scribe, f. 113va)
2.Source: Rome, English College AVCAU MS 1405, f. 85v
Editions:
Klinefelter, Ralph A. “The Siege of Calais: A New Text.” PMLA 67 (1952): 888-95: 890-4.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries. New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 78-83, 290 (variants from London, British Library Cotton Galba E.IX).
Wright, Thomas, ed. Political Poems and Songs relating to English History, composed during the period From the Accession of Edward III to that of Richard III. 2 vols. Rolls Series 14 (1859, 1861); repr. Kraus, 1965: 2.151-6.
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 2.21-4.