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#The descrypcyon of Englonde Here foloweth a lytell treatyse the whiche treateth of the descrypcyon of this londe which of olde tyme was named Albyon and after Brytayne and now is called Englonde and speketh of the noblesse and worthynesse of the same Polycronicon. English. Selections#

##Higden, Ranulf, d. 1364.## The descrypcyon of Englonde Here foloweth a lytell treatyse the whiche treateth of the descrypcyon of this londe which of olde tyme was named Albyon and after Brytayne and now is called Englonde and speketh of the noblesse and worthynesse of the same Polycronicon. English. Selections Higden, Ranulf, d. 1364.

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  1. ¶Hit is ſo that in many and dyuerſe places the comyn Cronycles of Englonde ben hadde and alſo now late enprynted at Weſtmynſtre. And for as moche as the deſcrypcyon of this londe whiche of olde tyme was named Albyon / and after Brytayne is not deſcryued ne comynly hadde / ne the nobleneſſe & worthyneſſe of the ſame is not knowen. Therfore I entende to ſette in this booke the deſcrypcyon of this ſayd Yle of Brytayne & with the commodytees of the ſame.

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  1. ¶The names of this Ylonde. Ca. j.

  2. ¶Of the ſettynge boūdynge lengthe & brede of this londe. ca. ij.

  3. ¶Of the worthyneſſe and prerogatyues. ca. iij.

  4. ¶Of the merueylles and of wondres. ca. ••

  5. ¶Of the chyef partyes of the ſame londe. ca. v.

  6. ¶Of the Ylondes that ben therto adiacent. ca. vj.

  7. ¶Of the kynges hye wayes and ſtretes. ca. vij.

  8. ¶Of the famous Ryuers and ſtremes. ca. viij.

  9. ¶Of aūcyent cytees & townes. ca. ix.

    _ ¶Wilhel. de pon. li. iij.

  10. ¶Of prouynces & ſhyres. ca. x.

    _ ¶De legibus legūque vocabulis.

  11. ¶Of kyngdoms of boundes & markes bytwene them. ca. xij.

  12. ¶Of biſſhopryches & theyr ſees ca. xiij

    _ ¶De epiſcopis occidentalibus. Wilhelmus.

    _ ¶De orientalibus epiſcopis.

    _ ¶De epiſcopis merciorum. Whilhelmus.

  13. ¶De epiſcopis Northumbranis. Wilhel. de pon. li. ca. xi.

  14. ¶Of how many maner people haue dwelled therin. ca. xiiij.

  15. ¶Of the langages of maners & vſage of the people of that londe. ca. xv.

    _ ¶De gentis huius moribus. ¶Gir. in itinere.

  16. ¶Of the londe of Wales. ca. xvi.

  17. ¶Of the name and why it is named Wales. ca. xvij.

  18. ¶Of the commodytees of the londe of Wales. ca. xviij.

  19. ¶Of the maners and rytes of the Walſſhmen. ca. xix.

  20. ¶Of the merueylles and wondres of Wales. ca. xx.

  21. ¶Of the deſcrypcyon of Scotlonde ſomtyme named Albania. ca. xxi.

  22. ¶Of ye deſcrypcōn of Irlonde .ca .xxij.

  23. ¶Of ye boūdynge of Irlonde. ca .xxiij.

  24. ¶Of the gretnes and qualyte of that londe. ca. xxiiij.

  25. ¶Of the defautes of ye londe. ca .xxv.

  26. ¶Of them that fyrſte enhabyted Irlonde. ca. xxvi.

  27. ¶Of the condycyons and maners of Irlonde. ca. xxvij.

  28. ¶Of the meruaylles and wondres of Irlonde. ca. xxviij.

  29. ¶Of the meruaylles of ſayntes of Irlonde ca. xxix.

#####Back##### ¶Fynyſſhed and enprynted at Weſtmeſtre by me Wynken de worde / the yere of our lorde a .M .CCCC. and Types of content

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