Hubert de Burgh in Early English Literature

William Caxton, The Cronycles of Englond (Westminster: William Caxton, 1480):

Eustace the monke come oute of fraunce with a grete companie of lordes & wolde haue come in to englond for to haue holpe lowys the kynges sone of fraunce / but hubert of borugh and the v. portes with v ij. shippes tho mette with hem in the high see & assailled hem egrely & ouer come hem with strength / & smyten of Eustace the monkes heed & token also x. grete lordes of fraunce / & put hem in to prison / &  queld almost all the men that come with hem & anone drenched the shippes in the see. (C.lvj)

Hubert of burgh was made tho chief Iustice of englond And this was yt iiij yere of kyng henries regne. (C.lvij)

Robert Fabyon, Fabyans Cronycle (London: William Rastell, 1533):

And in this yere Huberte of Burgth, yt at this daye was chefe iustyce of Englande, hadde greuyd or dyspleased the kynge in suche wyse, that he was compellyd to fle the kynges syght. But he was so strayghtly pursued, yt he was taken in a chapell of Brentwood in Essex / and so cast in pryson at the kynges commaundement. But after by labour of the blessyd byshop Edmunde of Pountenay, he was reconcylyd to the kynges fauour / when he had ben prysoned vppon .iiii. monethes, and exyled vppon .xiii. monethis. (XXI)

Raphael Holinshed, The Historie of England, in vol. 1 of The Chronicles of England, Scotlande, and Irelande (London: John Hunne, 1577):

It was thought that so long as Arthur liued, there woulde be no quiet in those parties: wherevpon it was reported, that king Iohn through perswasion of his Counsellers appoynted certaine persons to go vnto Falays where Arthure was kept in prison vnder the charge of Hubert de Burgh, and there to put out the yong Gentlemans eyes. But through such resistance as he made agaynst one of the tormenters that came to execute the kings commaundement (for the other rather forsooke their Prince and Countrey, than they would consent to obey the kings commaundement herein) and such lamentable wordes as he vttered, Hubert de Bourgh did preserue hym from that iniurie, not doubting but rather to haue thankes than displeasure at the Kinges handes, for delyuering hym of such infamie as woulde haue redounded vnto his highnesse, if the yong Gentleman had beene so cruellye dealt with. For he considered king Iohn had resolued vpon this poynt onely in some furie, and that afterwardes vppon better aduisement, hee woulde both repente himselfe so to haue commaunded, and conne them small thanke that shoulde see it put in execution: but yet to satisfie hys mynde for the tyme, and to staye the rage of the Brytains, he caused it to bee bruted abrode throughe the Countrey, that the kings commaundement was fulfilled, and that Arthure also through sorrow and griefe was departed out of this life. (555)

The Troublesome Raigne of Iohn King of England (London: Sampson Clarke, 1591):

  Arthur.  Ye Citizens of Angiers, are ye mute?
Arthur or Iohn, say which shall be your King?
  Citizen.  We care not which, if once we knew the right,
But till we know we will not yeeld our right.
  [Philip.]  Hubert de Burgh take Arthur here to thee,
Be he thy prisoner: Hubert kéepe him safe.
  [Hubert.]  Peruse this letter, lines of treble woe,
Read ore my charge, and pardon when you know.
Hubert these are to commaund thee, as thou tendrest our quiet in minde and the estate of our person, that presently vpon the receipt of our commaund, thou put out the eyes of Arthur Plantaginet.
  Arthur.  Ah monstrous damned man. 

Anthony Munday, The Death of Robert, Earle of Huntington (London: R. Bradock for William Leake, 1601):

  [Bru. W.]  Hubert, thou fatall keeper of poore babes,
That are appointed hostages for Iohn,
Had I a sonne here, as I haue not one
(For yesterday I sent him into Wales)
Thinkst thou I would be so degenerate,
So farre from kinde, to giue him vnto thee?
I would not I protest: thou knowest my minde.
  Ox.  Ladie, you feare more than you neede to doe,
Indeede you doe, in very deede you doe:
Hubert is wrongd about the thing you meane,
About young Arthus: O, I thought twas so:
Indeede the honest, good, kinde gentleman
Did all he might for safegard of the childe.