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This land was first by Gods ordinaunce
Titulus Regis Edwardi Quarti’, the Yorkist genealogical chronicle — 27 stanzas rhyme royal
Title(s): Titulus Regis Edwardi Quarti
Subjects: political poems; Edward IV, right of succession; England, kings of; Yorkist lords
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Aylesford, Earl of Aylesford Kings of England roll
First Lines:
Thys londe was furste Be goddys ordynaunce
Inhabyt wythe Brytons full longe Agone…
Last Lines:
…Thus god to the ryȝt has gravnted the degre
At þe last Trowthe abydus when falseud dose fle
Note: Photocopies in Warwickshire Record Office, Z 155[L], and CoventryAcc351.
Attributed Title: Titulus Regis Edwardi Quarti ad Coronam Anglie Sanguine Bruti et Cadwaldi Quondam Regis Britonum (top of roll)
Editions:
Louis, Cameron. “A Yorkist Genealogical Chronicle in Middle English Verse.” Anglia 109 (1991): 1-20: 10-20.