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5.36. Gorbonian.


Compare 1587 edition: 1 Gorbo|men, or Gorbo|nian. [figure appears here on page 30] GOrbonia|nus ye firſt ſonne of Mo|tindus, ſuccee|ded hys father in the King|dome of Bry|tayne, in the yeare of the world .3676. after the buyl|ding of Rome .46. and fourth yeare of the .121. Olympiade.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 A righteous and religious Prince. This Gorbonianus in the Engliſhe Chroni|cle is named Graubodian, and was a righteous Prince in his gouernment, and very deuont (ac|cording to ſuch deuotion as he had) towardes the aduauncing of the religion of his Gods: and ther|vpon he repayred all the olde Temples throughe his kingdome, and erected ſome of newe.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 He buylded alſo the townes of Cambridge, and Grantham (as Caxton wryteth) and was beloued both of the rich and poore, for he honored the rich, and relieued the poore in time of their ne|ceſſities.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 In his time alſo was more plentie of al things neceſſarie for the wealthfull ſtate of man, than had beene before in any of his predeceſſors dayes.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 He dyed without iſſue, after hee had raigned (by the accorde of moſt wryters) about the terme of ten yeares.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 There be that write, that this Gorbonian built the townes of Cairgrant, now called Cãbridge, [...] by [...] was [...] and alſo Grantham, but ſome thinke that thoſe which haue ſo written are dec [...]yued, in miſtaking the name, for that Cãbridge was at the firſt cal|led Granta: and by that meanes it might bee that Gorbonian built onely Erantham, and not Cã|brige, namely, bicauſe other write how that Cã|bridge (as before [...]s ſaid) was buil [...]in the dayes of Gurgũtius the ſonne of Beline, by one Cantaber a Spaniard, brother to Partholoin, which Par|tholoin by the adui [...]e of the ſame Gurgũtius, got ſ [...]ates for himſelfe and his companie in Ireland, (as before ye haue heard.)

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The ſayd Cantaber alſo obteyning licence of Gurguntius, [...]uylded a town vpon the ſide of the ryuer called Canta, which he cloſed with walles, and fortified with a ſtrong tower or Caſtell, and after procuring Philoſophers to come hither from Athens (where in his youth he had bene a ſtudent he placed them there, and ſo euen then was that place furniſhed as they ſay) with lerned men, and ſuch as were redie to inſtruct others in knowledge of letters & Philoſophicall doctrine. But by whõ or in what time ſoeuer it was built, certaine it is that there was a Citie or towne walled in that place before the cõming of the Saxons, called by the Brytaynes Cairg [...]aunt, and by the Saxons Grantcheſter.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 This towne [...]ll ſo in ruyne by the inuaſion of the Saxons, that at length it was in maner left deſolate, and at this day remayneth as a village. But neare thervnto vnder the Saxon kings, an+other towne was buylt, now called Cambridge, where by the fauor of K. Sigebert & Felix a B [...]|gunian, that was Biſhop of Dunwich, a ſchoole was erected, as in place cõuenient it ſhal appeare.

5.37. Archigallo.


Compare 1587 edition: 1 [figure appears here on page 30] ARchigallo,Arch [...]|gallo the ſeconde ſonne of Mo|rindus, & bro|ther vnto Gor|bonianus, was admitted King of Brytayn, in the yeare .3686. after the buyl|ding of the citie of Rome .470. after the deliuerance of the Iſraelites out of capti|uitie .255. and in the firſt yeare of Soſthenes king of Macedonia.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 This Archigallo (in the Engliſh Chronicle called Artogaill, [...] nouriſh [...] ) followed not the ſteppes of hys brother, but giuing himſelfe to diſſention & ſtrife, ymagined cauſes agaynſt his Nobles, that hee might diſplace them, & ſet ſuch in their rowmthes as were men of baſe byrth and of euill cõditions. EEBO page image 31 Alſo he ſought by vnlawfull meanes to bereaue his wealthie ſubiects of their goods and riches, ſo to enrich himſelfe and impoueriſh his people. For the which his inordinate doings, his Nobles cõ|ſpired agaynſt him, and finally depriued him of all his honor & kingly dignitie, after he had raig|ned about the ſpace of one yeare.

5.38. Elidure.


Compare 1587 edition: 1 [...]lidure [figure appears here on page 31] ELidurus ye third ſonne of Morindus, & brother to Ar+chigallo, was by one aſſente of the Bry|taynes choſen to raigne ouer them in hys brothers ſtead, after the creation of the worlde .3687. and after the buylding of the Citie of Rome .471. after the deliuerance of the Iſraelites, and in the firſt yeare of Soſthenes king of Macedonia.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 This Elidurus in the Engliſh Chronicle na|med Hiſider, or Eſoder, proued a moſt righteous Prince, and doubting leaſt he ſhould do otherwiſe than became him, if hee did not take care for his brother Archigallos eſtate. A man might wonder what diligence he ſhewed in traueyling with the Nobles of the Realme to haue his brother reſto|red to the Crowne againe.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 And as it chaunced one day (being abrode on hunting in the Wood called Calater) neare vnto Yorke, he found his brother Archigallo wandring there in the thickeſt of that wilderneſſe,By this it [...]hould ſeeme [...]hat Al [...]liud ſhould not be in Scotland, [...]ontrary to the Scottiſh Authours. whom in moſt louing maner he ſecretly conueyed home to his houſe, being as then in the Citie of Aldud, o|therwiſe called Acliud.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 Shortly after he feyned himſelfe ſicke, and in al haſt ſent Meſſengers about to aſſemble his ba|rons, who being come at the day appoynted, hee called them one after another into his priuie chã|ber, & there hãdled thẽ in ſuch effectuous ſort with wiſe and diſcrete wordes, that hee got their good willes to further him to their powers for the redu|cing of the kingdome eftſoones into the handes of his brother Archigallo.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 And after this he aſſembled a counſel at York, where he ſo vſed the matter with the commons, that in concluſion, when the ſayd Elidurus had gouerned the land well and honourably the ſpace of three yeres, he reſigned wholy his Crowne and kingly title vnto his ſaid brother Archigallo, who was receyued of the Brytaynes againe as King, by mediation of his brother in maner as afore is ſayde.An example of brotherly loue. A rare example of brotherly loue, if a man ſhall reuolue in his mind what an inordinate de|ſire remayneth amongeſt mortall men to atteyne to the ſupreeme ſoueraintie of ruling, and to keepe the ſame when they once haue it in poſſeſſion. For this greate good will and brotherly loue by hym ſhewed thus towards his brother, he was ſurna|med the godly or vertuous.

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