William Godwin's Diary

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Fabian (14  February  1803) Most likely:
Fabyan, RobertFabyan's cronycle newly prynted, wyth the cronycle, actes, and dedes done in the tyme of the reygne of the most excellent prynce kynge Henry the vii. father vnto our most drad souerayne lord Kynge Henry the viii. To whom be all honour, reue[n]ce, and ioyfull contynaunce of his prosperous reygne, to the pleasure of god and weale of this his realme amen. 1533
In his biography of Chaucer, WG refers to Fabian in a note concerning the death of Richard II: ‘The first author, who mentions the tale of his [Richard's] being murdered by eight assassins, is Fabian. He however coolly affirms of this story, that it is what “of moste wryters is testyfied and alleged”' (Godwin's Life of Chaucer 2:552).

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