XXV. Old English Poem on the Siege of Rouen, A.D. 1418. Communicated by Frederic Madden, Esq. F.S.A. in a Letter to Henry Ellis, Esq. F.R.S. Secretary

Frederic Madden
1829 Archaeologia  
In the twenty-first volume of the Archeeologia a Communication was inserted from my lamented friend the late Rev. J. J. Cony-beare, successively Professor of Saxon and of Poetry in the University of Oxford, containing an Abstract and Transcript of an extremely curious English Poem on the Siege of Rouen, by King Henry the Fifth, in 1418, written by a contemporary author, and giving a more detailed account of that occurrence than is to be met with in any of our historians. The Manuscript from
more » ... Manuscript from which the transcript was made is preserved in the Bodleian Library at Oxford, and in some respects may be considered unique; but, as the Poem in this MS. is unfortunately imperfect, it was with no small degree of satisfaction I discovered the portion supposed to be lost, and under the impression that the Society of Antiquaries, as well as all those who are fond of our Old English historical poetry, may wish to see the Poem in a perfect state, I now have the pleasure to forward you a copy of the lines hitherto wanting to complete it.
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