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HISTORY OF KING RICHARD
WITH NOTES, GLOSSARY AND INDEX OF NAMES
J. RAWSON LUMBY, D.D.
NORRISIAN PROFESSOR OF DIVINITY, CAMBRIDGE.
TO WHICH IS ADDED
THE CONCLUSION OF THE
HISTORY OF KING RICHARD III.
AS GIVEN IN THE
CONTINUATION OF HARDYNG'S CHRONICLE,
London: C. J. CLAY, M.A. & Son,
17, PATERNOSTER Row.
The text here printed, from p. i to p. 91, is from the folio edition of Sir Thomas More's Works, London, 1557. The continuation is from the edition of Hardyng's Chronicle, printed by Richard Grafton, 1543, while the additions given in the notes, from Halle's Chronicle, are taken from 'The Unyon of the twoo noble and illustre famelies of Lancastre and Yorke, printed also by Grafton in 1550. Thus the language of the volume is all of one period.
Sir Thomas More's work was evidently left incomplete. This is shewn by its abrupt termination (see p. 91), and by the many omissions of names and dates which occur in the text, and which in the notes have been supplied from Halle. To this unfinished character of the work we owe many roughnesses of language which on revision and preparation by the author would have disappeared. But this cannot be