a king shall
com & Reforme
religiounL.10.324: The gloss is added by a s. xvi1 hand.
And ther shall come a king & confesse you religious
¶ Ac þer shal come a kyng . and confesse yow ReligiousesW.10.324: This is the line which Skeat called "this famous prediction, so curiously fulfilled in the time of Henry the Eighth"
(Rev. Walter W. Skeat, ed., The Vision of William Concerning Piers the Plowman, in Three Parallel Texts (London: Oxford University Press, 1886), p. 69. The second nota may be in the hand of a sixteenth-century reader excited by the accuracy of Langland's "prediction." W.10.324:nota
¶ And thar shal come a kyng and confesse yow religiouses
but þer shall come a kyng & confesse you relygyouvseG.11.325: It seems likely that, as Benson and Blanchfield suggest (p.132.IV.B), the underlining of this line and of the following
lines was carried out by the scribe who added the marginalia (i.e. by hand3). The colour of the ink, however, is not quite