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5.15. Leill the ſeuenth Ruler.

Leill the ſeuenth Ruler.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 2 [figure appears here on page 18] LEil the ſon of Brute Greeneſhielde,Leil. began to raigne in the yeere of the world .3021. the ſame time that Aſa was raig|ning in Iuda, and Am|bri in Iſrael. He built the Citie nowe called Car|lile,Carele [...] ded. which then after hys owne name was called Caerleil, that is, Leil his Citie, or the Citie of Leil. He repayred alſo (as Henry Bradſhawe hathe, the Citie of Caerleon now called Cheſter,Cheſter [...]payred. which as by the ſame Brad|ſhaw it appeareth, was built before Brutus en|tring into this lande by a Giaunte named Leon Gauer. But what authoritie he hadde to auouche this, it may be doubted, for Ranulfe Higdẽ in his worke entituled Policronicon, ſaith in playne wordes, that it is vnknowen who was the firſte founder of Cheſter, but that it toke the name of ye ſoiourning there of ſome Romayne Legions, by whom alſo it is not vnlike that it might be firſte built by P. Ostorius Scapula, who as we find, after he had ſubdued Caratacus king of ye Ordouices yt inhabited ye countreys now called Lancaſhire, Cheſſhire, & Salupſhire, built in thoſe partes, & a|mong ye Silures, certain places of defence, for the better herbourgh of his men of warre, & keeping down of ſuche Britaynes as were ſtill ready to moue rebelliõ. But now to ye purpoſe concerning K. Leil. We find it recorded yt he was in ye begin|ning of his raigne very vpright, & deſirous to ſee iuſtice executed, & aboue all things loued peace & quietneſſe, but as yeres encreaſed with him, ſo his vertues began to diminiſh, in ſo much, that abã|doning ye care for the body of ye common welth, he ſuffered his own body to welter in all vice and voluptuouſneſſe, & ſo procuring the hatred of hys ſubiectes, cauſed malice and diſcorde to ryſe a|mõgſt them, which during his life, he was neuer able to appeaſe. But leauing them ſo at variãce, departed this life, and was buried at Careleil which as ye haue heard he had builded, whyle hee liued.

5.16. Lud Hurdibras the eight Ruler.

Lud Hurdibras the eight Ruler.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 RVd or Ludhurdibras the ſonne of Leil began to gouerne in the yeare of the world .3046.Rud [...] Lud [...]dibra [...] In the beginning of his raigne, hee ſoughte to appeaſe the debate that was reyſed in hys fathers dayes, and bring the Realme to hir former quietneſſe, and after that hee hadde EEBO page image 19 brought it to good ende, [...]rkin or [...]terbury [...]uilded. [...]rguent is [...]lded. [...]dour is [...]lded. he builded the towne of Kaerkyn now called Canterbury: alſo the towne of Caerguent nowe [...]leped Wincheſter, & Mont Paladour now called Shafteſbury. About the building of which towne of Shafteſbury, Aquila a Prophet of the Brittiſh nation wrote his pro|phecies, of which ſome fragments remayne yet to be ſeene, tranſlated into the Latine by ſome aun|tient writers. When this Lud had raigned .xxix. yeeres he dyed, and lefte a ſonne behinde him na|med Baldud.

5.17. Baldud the .9. Ruler.

Baldud the .9. Ruler.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 [figure appears here on page 19] Bladud [...]r Bal| [...]ud.BAldud the ſonne of Lud Hudibras, begã to rule ouer the Bri|taynes in the yere of the world .3085. [...]al. Mon. [...]he King was [...]med. This man was well ſeene in ye ſci|ences of Aſtronomy, and Nigromancy, by which (as the common reporte ſaith) he made the whote bathes in the Citie of Caerbran now called Bath. [...]ote bathes. But William of Malmeſbery is of a contrary opinion, affirming that Iulius Ceſar made thoſe bathes, or rather repayred them when he was here in Englande: which is not like to be true: for Iulius Ceſar, as by good coniecture we haue to thinke, neuer came ſo farre within the land that way forthe. Both of theſe bathes more ſhall be ſayd in the deſcripti|on. But to proceede. [...]a. VVest. This Baldud tooke ſuche pleaſure in artificiall practiſes and magike, that he taught this arte throughout all his Realme. And to ſhew his cunning in other poynts, vppon a preſumptuous pleaſure which he had therein, he tooke vpon him to flie in the ayre, but he fell vpon the temple of Apollo,The prince did [...]ye. which ſtoode in the Citie of Troynouant, and there was torne in peeces af|ter he had ruled the Britaynes by the ſpace of .xx. yeeres.

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