And now y shal telle ȝow of þe noble Erl Thomas of Lancastre. When he was taken & brouȝt to Ȝork, meny of þe citee were ful glade, and oppon him criede wiþ hye voice, “A, sire traitoure! ȝe arne welcome, blessed be God! for now shal ȝe haue þe reward þat longetyme ȝe haue diserued!” and caste oppon him meny snoweballes, and meny oþer reproues dede him. But þe gentil Erl þat soffrede, and saide neþer on ne oþere.
Rachel Moss is a lecturer in medieval history at the University of Oxford and from October 2014 is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow. Her first book, Fatherhood and its Representations in Middle English Texts, was published by D.S. Brewer in September 2013.