Capgrave on Joan of Acre

In þis ȝere [1287] Dame Jone Acris, the kyngis doutir, born in Acon in þe Holy Lond, was weddid onto Gilbert, herl of Gloucetir, whech was a ful holy woman, for sche was biried in þe Frere Austines at Clare; and aftir hir biriing lii ȝere, at þe desire of Dame Ysabel of Borow, sche mad hir bare, and sche was found hol in all membris: hir tetis, whan þei were pressid with handis, þe flesch ros up ageyn; hir eyeledes, left up, fel down ageyn. The cloþis þat were aboute hir, whech were dipped in wax and rosyn, þoo were roten, but þe lynand cloth whech was next hir, þat was dite with no craft, þat was found clene and hool.


John Capgrave's Abbreuiacion of Cronicles, ed. Peter J. Lucas, EETS.OS 285 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1983), pp. 130–131. Capgrave signaled this passage with a trefoil, his personal "nota bene" mark. On the trefoils in Capgrave's writings, see Peter J. Lucas, From Author to Audience, pp. 48–53.