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5.25. Kinimak the 17. Ruler.

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Kinimak the 17. Ruler.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 [figure appears here on page 22] KInimacus or Kin|macus ye ſon of Si|cilius as ſome write,Kini|mak. or rather ye brother of Iago began to gouerne ye lãd of Britayne, in the yere of the World .3364. and after the buildyng of Rome .148. the Iewes as then being in ye third yeere of their captiuitie of Babilon. This Kinimachus departed this life, after hee hadde raigned .54. yeeres, and was bu|ried at Yorke.

5.26. Gorbodug the .18. Ruler.

Gorbodug the .18. Ruler.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 [figure appears here on page 22] GOrbodug the ſonne of Kinimacus begã his raigne ouer the Bri|taynes,Gorbo|dug. in the yeere after the creation of the world 3418. from the buildyng of ye Citie of Rome .202. the Iewes beeing in the 58. of their captiuitie at Babilon. This Gorbo|dug by moſt likelyhoode, to bring hiſtories to accord, ſhould raigne aboute the tearme of .63. yeeres, and then departing thys world, was buried at London, leauing after hym two ſonnes Ferrex and Porrex, or after ſome writers, Ferreus and Porreus.

5.27. Ferrex the .19. Ruler.

Ferrex the .19. Ruler.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 [figure appears here on page 22] FErrexe with Porrex his brother,Ferrex and Porrex. began ioyntly to rule ouer the Britaynes, in the yeere of the World .3476. af|ter ye building of Rome 260. at whiche tyme, the people of Rome forſooke their Citie in theyr Re|bellious mode. Theſe two breethren continu|ed for a time in good friendſhip and amitie, till at length, through couetouſneſſe, and deſire of grea|ter dominion, prouoked by flatterers, they fell at variance and diſcord,Ferrex fledde into Gallia. whereby Ferrex was cõ|ſtreyned to flee into Gallia, and there purchaſed ayde of a great Duke, called Gunhardus or Su|ardus, and ſo returned into Britayne, thynkyng to preuayle and obteine the dominion of ye whole Iland. But his brother Porrex was ready to re|ceyue him with battell after he was landed, in the which battell Ferrex was ſlayne, with the more parte of his people. The Engliſh Chronicle ſay|eth, that Porrex was he that fledde into France, and at his returne, was ſlayne, and that Ferrex ſuruiued. But Geffrey of Monmouth, and Poli|cronicon are of a contrary opinion. Mathewe Weſtmonaſteri writeth, that Porrex deuiſing wayes to kill Ferrex,Ma [...] atchieued his purpoſe and ſlew him. But whether of them ſo euer ſuruiued, the mother of them was ſo highly offended for the deathe of him that was ſlayne, whome ſhee moſt entierly loued, that ſetting aparte al motherly af|fection, ſhe found meanes to enter the chamber of him that ſuruiued, in the night ſeaſon, and as hee ſlept, ſhe with help of hir maidens ſlew him,The [...] killeth [...] and cut him into ſmall peeces, as the writers doe af|firme. Suche was the ende of theſe two brethren after they had raigned by the ſpace of foure or fiue yeeres.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 After this folowed a troubleous ſeaſon, full of cruell warre, & ſeditious diſcord, whereby in the ende, and for the ſpace of fiftie yeres, the gouerne|mente of the Ilande was deuided betwixt fiue Kings or rulers, till Dunwallon of Cornewall ouercame them all. Thus the line of Brute after the affirmance of moſt writers, tooke an ende: for after the death of the two foreſayde brethren, no rightful inheritor was left aliue to ſucceede them in the Kingdome. The names of theſe fiue Kings are found in certaine olde pedigrees:Robert [...]|corde. and although the ſame be muche corrupted in dyuers copies, yet theſe are the moſt agreeableſt.

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  • Rudacus King of VVales.
  • Clotenus King of Cornewall.
  • Pinnor King of Loegria.
  • Staterus King of Albania.
  • Yewan King of Northumberlande.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 2 But of theſe fiue Kings or Dukes, the Eng|liſh Chronicle alloweth Cloton king of Corne|wale for moſt rightfull heire. There appeareth not any time certayne by report of auncient Au|thors, howe long this variaunce continued a|mongſt the Britaynes:Fab. but as ſome late writers haue geſſed, it ſhould continue for the ſpace of .51. yeeres,Ciuill [...] 51 yeeres. coniecturing ſo much by that which is re|corded in Policron: who ſayth, how it did conti|nue euen till the beginning of the raigne of Mul|mutius Dunwallo, who began to gouerne from the time that Brute firſt entred Britayne, about the ſpace of ſeuen hundred and three yeeres. Heere ye muſt note, yt there is differẽce amõgſt writers about ye ſupputation & accompt of theſe yeeres, in ſomuch yt ſome making their reckoning after cer|tain writers, and finding ye ſame to vary aboue three C. yeeres, are brought into further doubt of the troth of the whole hiſtorie: but where other haue by diligent ſearch tryed out the continuance of euery gouernors raigne, and reduced the ſame to a likelyhoode of ſome conformitie, I haue thought beſt to follow the ſame, leauing the cre|dite EEBO page image 23 thereof with the firſte Authours, as I haue ſayd before.

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