The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Sithen the first that were here or may be
Description of the English naval victory over the French at Whitby Haven in
1451 — 120 lines in 8-line stanzas
Subjects: historical poems; Whitby Haven, naval battle of, 1451
1.Source: Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 516
, ff. 194v
Sythen the furste þat were here or may be
Wretyn in brute
cronycle or yeste…
…And amende þe diuisioun in oure lordes party
we we all for charite
Note: Signed ‘q[uo]d Benet’.
Attributed Author: quod Benet (f. 195v)
Attributed Title: Cronica (194)
Robbins, Rossell Hope.
“Victory at Whitby, A.D. 1451.”
Studies in Philology
67 (1970): 495-504: 499.