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William conqueror Duke of Normandy
‘The Kings of England’, an expanded and widely variant version of 5731, continuing to 1505 — twenty-two eight-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Subjects: England, kings of; historical poems
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.448 (SC 12299), ff. iiv; 1; 182v; 183; 183v
First Lines:
Wyllyam conquerour duke of Normandie
Conquerd ynglond & began here to regne
The mlxvii yere of cryst trevlie
The englysh men ageyn rebelled but he subdwed to ther peyne…
Last Lines:
…[ ]at sol pray to god omnipotent
[ ] kynge henry our lorde & souerayngne
Note: The portion of the poem on f. 182v is in the lower margins.