Readings for line KD.10.322

a king shall
com & Reforme
religiounL.10.324: The gloss is added by a s. xvi1 hand.
Ac þere shal come a kyng · and confesse ȝow religiouses
Ac þere shal come a kynge  and confesse ȝyow religiouses
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
but þer schal come a kynge and confesse ȝow relygyou.s
And thar shal come a kyng and confesse yow religiouses
nota bene
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 the same.
Ac þer schal come a kyng  & confesse ȝow religiouse
¶ Ac þere schal come a kynge  & confesse ȝow religiousses .
But þere shal comen a kyng / & constreyne þe relygious.