After this, king Edward, prompted by the ardour of youth.
440 icosmrcATias of the hibtobt op csoylakd. a.d. 1465.
and relying Entirely on his own choice^ without consnlting
the nobles of the kingdom, privately married the widow of a
certain knight, Elizabeth by name ; who, thoagh she had only
a knight for her father, had a duchess for her mother;^ and
shortly after he had her solemnly crowned queen. This the
nobility and chief men of the kingdom took amiss, seeing that
he had with such immoderate haste promoted a person sprung
from a comparatively humble lineage, to share the throne
From the Croyland (Crowland) Chronicle