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King of Man. Earl of Salisbury, John, Lord Chandos. Latimer, Lord Chamberlain James, Lord Audley, &c.
Popes. John XII. 1316. Benedict XI. 1334. Clement VI. 1342.
Innocent VI. 1352. Urban V. 1362. Gregory XI. 1370.
Kings. Of France.-Charles IV. 1322. Philip VI, 1328. John I.
1353. Charles V. 1364. Of Portugal.-Alphonsus IV. 1325. Pedro I. 1357. Fer
dinand I. 1367. Of Denmark.-Christopher II, 1319. Waldemar III. 1340.
Olaus III. 1375. Of Sweden.—Magnus III: 1320. Albert, 1363. Of Scotland. — Robert Bruce, 1306. David II. 1330.
Edward Baliol, 1332. David II. restored, 1342. Robert ( S ort) II. 1370.
EDWARD THE THIRD.
“ Honi soit qui mal y pense.”
MOTTO OF THE GARTER,
“ Edward first enroll'd
“ Ich Dien."
MOTTO OF THE BLACK PRINCE.
“Whose ripe manhood spread our fame so far,
With form and aspect to command respect,
His subjects' hearts before their sov’reign bend; The widow's guardian, and the orphan's sire ; Foe to the vicious, to the good a friend.
Domestic happiness his rich reward,
The King, while yet his years were but sixteen,
“Which as a pharos doth survey the soile, “ Armed by nature, danger to defie,
“ Marche* to repose him after all his toile. - Where treason (least advantage might espie)
“Closely convey'd his past price valued spoyle; “ That there residing from the publique sight, “ He might with measure relish his delight.”+ There with “ ninescore of special worth and sort 56 Marche and the Queen maintaine one equal
* Mortimer was created Earl of March, at the close of the last reign, in 1327. † Drayten.
So Drayton sings, and further sings how “he “ And the bright Queen rule all things by
their might, “ The state wherein at Nottingham they be, " The cost wherewith their pompeous court is
dight, "Enyy'd by those their hateful pride that see: “ The King attempts the dreadful cave* by
night; • Entering the castle, taketh him from thence, “And Marche at London dyes for his offence.”
The King's fair fame but owns a single blot,
* A labyrinth constructed under the castle, through which the King's guards made way to the apartmerit, where,
“ Vnarın'd was MARCII (she onely in his arines)
“ Who least of all suspected such alarmes."
† Taking an ungenerous advantage of some border excursions, he declared the treaty of Northampton broken, and besieged Berwick; while Baliol (who had been intruded on the Scots as King by Edward, to the prejudice of David Bruce, and chased back to England by the indignant natives,) with an English army entered Scotland, and made Moray, the Regent, prisoner, Archibald Douglas, who succeeded to the Regency, attacking the English, with more courage than conduct, at Hallidown Hill, was slain with the principal nobility, and the army
utterly utterly destroyed, with hardly any loss on the side of Edward. And says an old MS. in the Hai leian Collection,
Baliol against his native plains allied,
Turn we the page to where the regal lance
“ This was do, with mery soune,
Vide J. P. ANDREWS.
* The French are said to have had four hundred vessels, out of which number they lost two hundred and thirty: while Edward's fleet only consisted of two hundred and forty. It is presumed these ships were principally transports, and those but of small dimensions; the disparity of numbers, however, serves to prove that the bravery and conduct of the British were always supereminent on the ocean.