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DIMEV 5541
The year to reckon from Christs incarnation
Verses on the martyrdom of St Thomas of Canterbury, translating a Latin couplet which precedes them, in Part VII of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Part VII, cap. 237 — one stanza rhyme royal
Subjects: chronicles, verse in; Thomas of Canterbury, saint
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 10659. Fabyan, Robert , New Chronicles of Englande and of Fraunce, Pynson, 1533
First Lines:
The yere to rekyn from Crystys incarnacion
A thousande an hundrede and seuentye thereunto…
Last Lines:
…Of the Church and lyberties of the same
Wherby of honour he wan perpetuall fame
Editions:
Ellis, Sir Henry, ed. The New Chronicles of England and France in Two Parts. repr. of Robert Fabyan, New Chronicles, Pynson 1516 (STC 10659). London: Rivington, 1811: 275.
2.Source: STC 10662. Fabyan, Robert , The chronicle of Fabyan whiche he hym selfe nameth the concordaunce of historyes, nowe newely printed, [and] in many places corrected, as to the dylygent reader it may apere. 1542. Cum priuilegio ad imprimendum solum, [London]: Printed by Iohn Reynes, dwellynge at the sygne of saynte George in Pauls churcheyarde, [1542] , sigs. D.1va-D.4vb
First Lines:
The yere to reken from Chrystes incarnacyon
A thousande an hundred and seuentye therunto…
Last Lines:
…The popes churche and lybertyes of the same
Wherby of trayterye he wonne a perpetuall fame
Note: Note significant change from earlier editions already following break with Rome.