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Excerpt from The Historical Collections of a Citizen of London in the Fifteenth Century: Containing: I. John Page's Poem on the Siege of Rouen; II. Lydgate's Verses on the Kings of England; III. William Gregory's Chronicle of London When it is considered that Gregory Skinner, M ayor Of London Anno xxx stands at the end Of this paragraph, the inference appears to be sufficiently Obvious that he was the author of the Chronicle, and, therefore, that the whole contents of the volume are in his handwriting. This Opinion, indeed, seemed to me to rest upon so sure a basis that I had no hesitation in calling the narrative Gregory's Chronicle, with which title I have printed it in this volume. But at the last moment, while seeking for materials for Gregory's life, I was fortunate, or unfortunate, enough to discover evidence the most conclusive that he died a year or two before our Chronicle comes to an end; for his will, which I have printed at the end Of this Introduction, was proved on the 23rd January, 1466 (or, according to the modern computation, while the Chronicle is continued in the same hand to the Edward IV. It is quite clear, therefore, Gregory wrote the part relating to his own may not have been the author of the whole Chronicle the ms. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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