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3.7. Edwarde the fourth, And Edward the fifth.

Edwarde the fourth, And Edward the fifth.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 Lieutenaunts and Deputies in king Ed|ward the fourth his dayes.THomas Fitz Morice Earle of Kildare, Lord Iuſtice vntill the thirde yeere of Edward the fourth, after whiche time the Duke of Clarence, brother to the King, had the office of Lieutenant while he liued, and made his deputies by ſundry turnes, Thomas Erle of Deſmond, Iohn Tip|toft Erle of Wurcetor the Kings couſin, Tho|mas Earle of Kildare, and Henry Lord Grey of Ruthin. Great was the credit of the Giraldines euer whẽ the houſe of Yorke proſpered,The Butlers. and like|wiſe the Butlers thriued vnder the bloud of the Lancaſters: for whiche cauſe the Earle of Deſ|mond remayned many yeres Deputie to George Duke of Clarence his good brother: but when he had ſpoken certayne diſdaynefull words againſte the late marriage of king Edward with the La|dy Elizabeth Gray, the ſayd Lady beeing nowe Queene, cauſed his trade of life after the Iriſhe manner, contrary to ſundry olde ſtatutes enacted in that behalfe,The Erle of Wurceter. to be ſifted and examined by Iohn Earle of Wurcetor his ſucceſſor, ſo that hee was atteynted of treaſon, cõdemned, and forthe ſame beheaded at Droghedagh.1467

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Compare 1587 edition: 1 2 Campion out of Saint leger in his collec|tions.Iames the father of this Thomas Earle of Deſmond, being ſuffered and not controlled, du|ring the gouernemẽt of Richard Duke of Yorke his godcept, and of Thomas Erle of Kildare his kinſman, put vpon the Kings ſubiects within the countries of Waterford, Corke, Keary,Iriſh impoſi|tions. and Li|mirike, the Iriſh impoſitions of Quinio and Li|uery, Cartings, Cariages, lodings, Cocherings, Bonnaght and ſuch like, which cuſtomes are the very breeders, maynteyners and vpholders of all Iriſhe enormities, wringing from the poore te|nantes euerlaſting ceaſſe, allowãce of meate and money, whereby their bodies and goodes were brought in ſeruice and thraldome, ſo that the mẽ of warre, Horſes, and their Galloglaghes lye ſtil vpon the fermors, eate them out, begger the coũ|trey, foſter a ſort of Idle vagabonds, ready to re|bell if their Lord commaund them, euer non ſled in ſtelth and robberies. Theſe euill preſidents gi|uen by the father, the ſonne did exerciſe, being L. Deputie, to whome the reformation of that diſ|order ſpecially belonged. Notwithſtanding the ſame faulte beeing winked at in other, and with ſuch rigor auenged in him, was manifeſtly taken for a quarrell ſought and procured.1469 Two yeeres after, the ſayd Earle of Wurcetor loſt his head, while Henry the ſixt takẽ out of the Tower was ſet vp againe, & king Edward proclaymed vſur|per, and then was Kildare enlarged, whom like|wiſe atteynted, they thought alſo to haue rydde, and ſhortly both the Earles of Kildare and Deſ|mond were reſtored to their bloud by Parliamẽt.Reſtitution to bloud. Sir Rouland Euſtace,



ſometime Treaſorer and Lord Chancellor, was laſtly alſo Lord Deputie of Ireland. He founded S. Francis Abbey beſide Kilcollen bridge. King Edwarde a yeere before his death, honored his yonger ſon Richard Duke of Yorke, with the title of Lieutenant ouer thys lande, which he enioyed til his vnnaturall Vncle bereft both him and his brother King Edwarde the fifth of their naturall liues.

3.8. ¶ Richard the third.Richard the third.

¶ Richard the third.Richard the third.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 WHen this Monſter of nature and cruell Tyrant Richard the third had murthered his two yong Nephewes, and taken vpon hym the Crowne and gouernement of England, hee preferred his owne ſonne Edward to the dignitie of Lorde Lieutenante of Ireland, whoſe deputie was Geralde Earle of Kildare that bare that of|fice all the reigne of King Richard, and a while in Henry the ſeuenth his dayes.

3.9. ¶ Henry the ſeuenth.

¶ Henry the ſeuenth.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 TO the which Earle came the wilie Prieſt,Henry the ſeuenth. Sir Richard Simõd Prieſt. Lambert coũ|terfeyt to be the Erle of Warwicke. ſir Richard Simond, bringing with him a lad that was his Scholer, named Lambert, whome hee feygned to bee the ſonne of George Earle of Clarence, lately eſcaped foorth of the Tower of London. And the boy could reckon vp his pede|gree ſo redily, and had learned of the Prieſt ſuche Princely behauiour, that hee lightly moued the ſayde Earle, and many other ye nobles of Ireland EEBO page image 75 (tendering as well the lignage royal of Richard Plantagenet Duke of Yorke, and hys ſonne George their Countreymã borne, as alſo ma|ligning the aduancement of the houſe of Lan|caſter in Henry the ſeuenth) eyther to thinke or to faine, yt the world might beleeue they thought verily this child to be Edward Earle of War|wike, the Duke of Clarence his lawfull ſonne.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 And although King Henry more than halfe marred their ſporte, in ſhewing the right Earle through all the ſtreetes of London, yet the Lady Margaret, Duches of Burgongne, ſiſter to Edwarde the fourth, hyr Nephewe Iohn de la Poole,The Lorde Louell. [...] Thomas Broughton. ye Lord Louell, Sir Thomas Brough|ton Knighte, and dyuers other Captaynes of this conſpiracy, deuiſed to abuſe the coloure of this yong Earles name, for preferring their pur|poſe: which if it came to good, they agreed to de|poſe Lamberte, and to erect the very Earle in|deede, nowe priſoner in the Tower, for whoſe quarrell, had they pretended to fight, they dee|med it likely hee ſhoulde haue bin made away. Wherefore it was blazed in Irelande, that the King to mocke hys ſubiectes, had ſcholed a boy, to take vppon hym the Earle of Warwikes name, and hadde ſhewed him about London, to blinde the eyes of the ſimple folke, and to defeate the lawfull inheritour of the good Duke of Cla|rence theyr countreyman and protector duryng his life, vnto whoſe lignage, they alſo deriued title in right to the Crowne.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 In all haſt, they aſſembled at Dublin, and there in Chriſts Churche, [...]mberte [...]ned. they Crowned thys Idoll, honoring him with titles imperiall, fea|ſting and triumphing, reyſing myghtie ſhoutes and cryes, carrying him from thence to the Ca|ſtell vpon tall mens ſhoulders, that hee myghte bee ſeene and noted, as hee was ſure an hono|rable childe to looke vpon.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 Heerewith, aſſembling their forces togither, they prouided themſelues of Shippes, and em|barquing therein, they tooke the Sea, and lan|ding in Lancaſhire, paſſed forwarde, till they came to Newarke vpon Trent: therevpon en|ſued the battell of Stoke, commonly called Martin Swartes field, wherein Lambert and hys maiſter were taken, but yet pardoned of life, and were not executed.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The Earle of Lincolne, the Lorde Louell, Martin Swart, the Almayne Captayne, and Maurice Fitz Thomas, Captayne of the Iriſh, were ſlayne, and all their power diſcomfited, as in the Engliſhe hiſtory it may further appeare.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 1460Iaſper Duke of Bedford, and Erle of Pem|broke Lieutenant,Iaſper Duke of Bedford Lieu|tenant. and Walter Archbyſhop of Dublin his Deputie.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 In this time, befell another like Iriſhe illuſi|on, procured by the Duches aforeſayd, and cer|tayne nobles in England, whereby was exalted as rightfull King of Englande, and vndoubted Earle of Vlſter, the counterfeyte Richarde Duke of Yorke, preſerued from kyng Richards crueltie (as the adherentes faced the matter downe) and with thys Maygame Lorde,Perkin War|becke. na|med indeede Peter (in ſcorne Perkin) War|becke, they flattered themſelues manye yeares after.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 Then was Sir Edward Poynings Knight ſente ouer Lorde Deputie,


Sir Edward Poynings L. Deputy.

with commiſſion to apprehende Warbeckes principall partners in Irelande: amongſt whome, was named Gi|ralde Fitz Girald Earle of Kildare, whoſe pur|gation the Kyng (notwithſtandyng dyuers furmiſing and auouching the contrarye) dyd accept.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 After muche adoe, Perkin beeing taken,Perkin War|becke taken. con|feſſed by hys owne writing the courſe of hys whole life, and al his proceedings in thys enter|priſe, whereof in the Engliſhe hiſtorie, as wee haue borowed the ſame forthe of Halles Chro|nicles, yee may reade more, and therefore heere we haue omitted to ſpeake further of that mat|ter.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 In the yeare .1501.1501 King Henrye made Lieutenant of Ireland his ſecond ſonne Henry,Henry Duke of Yorke, after King Henry the eyght, L. Lieutenaunt. as then Duke of Yorke, who after reigned by the name of Henry the eyght.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 To him was appoynted Deputie, the fore|ſayd Giralde Earle of Kildare, who accompa|nyed with Iohn Blake Maior of Dublin,The fielde of Knocktowe. warred vpon William le Burgh, Obrene, and Mack Nemarre, Ocarroul, and foughte wyth the greateſt power of Iriſhmen that hadde bin togither ſince the Conqueſt, vnder the hyll of Knocktowe, in Engliſhe, the hyll of the Axes, ſixe miles from Galoway, and two myles from Belliclare Burghes manour Towne: Mack William and his complices were there taken, hys Souldyers that eſcaped the ſworde were purſued fleeing, for the ſpace of fyue myles, great ſlaughter was made of them, and many Captaynes caughte, without the loſſe of one Engliſhman.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The Earle of Kildare at hys returne, was made Knighte of the noble order of the Garter,The Earle of Kildare, knight of the Garter. and lyued in worthy eſtimation all hys lyfe long, as well for thys ſeruice, as diuers other his famous exploytes.

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