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10.19. The proclamation of king Henrie the second against the earle, and of the sending of Reimond to the king. Chap. 19.

The proclamation of king Henrie the second against the earle, and of the sending of Reimond to the king. Chap. 19.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 WHen tidings was caried abrode of the good successe which the Englishmen had in Ireland, & the news the further it went, the more it increased; and the king being ad|uertised that the earle had not onlie recouered Lein|ster, but had also conquered sundrie other territories, wherevnto he had no title by the right of his wife, did set foorth his proclamation, forbidding and inhi|biting that from thensefoorth no ship from out of any place, vnder his dominion, should passe or traffike into Ireland: and that all maner of his subiects which were within that realme, should returne from thense into England before Easter then next following, vpon pain [...] of forfeiture of all their lands, as also to be banished men for euer. The earle when he saw him selfe in this distres, being in perill to lose his friends, and in hazard to want his necessaries, taketh aduise and counsell what were best to be doone. At length it was agreed and concluded, that Reimond should be sent ouer to the king then being in Aquitaine, with letters to this effect. My right honourable lord, I came into this land with your leaue and fauour (as I remember) for the aiding and helping of your ser|uant Dermon Mac Morogh. And whatsoeuer I haue gotten and purchased, either by him or by anie others, as I confesse and acknowledge the same from and by meanes of your gratious goodnesse: so shall the same still rest and remaine at your deuotion and commandement.

10.20. The departure of Reimond to the king, and the death of Dermon Mac Morogh. Chap. 20.

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The departure of Reimond to the king, and the death of Dermon Mac Morogh. Chap. 20.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 REimond (according to the order taken, and commandement giuen to him) made his repaire with all diligence to the king, & hauing deliuered his letters did await for his answer. But the king being in some dislike with the earle, and not fauourablie allowing his successe, differred the time, and lingered to giue anie answer. About this time (1) Thomas the archbishop of Can|turburie was murthered or slaine; and the yeare fol|lowing about the kalends of Maie, Dermon Mac Morogh, being of a good age, and well striken in yéeres died, and was buried at Fernes.

(1) The Romish or popish church make much a doo about this man, affirming him to be a man of much vertue and holinesse, and that he was martyred for the defending of the liberties of holie church, and for this cause the pope canonized him to be a saint. But who so list to peruse and examine the course of the English histories, shall find that he was a froward and obstinat traitor against his master & souereigne king and prince: as amongst other writers it appea|reth in the booke of the Acts and Monuments of Iohn Fox. And forsomuch as the course of this chap|ter tendeth wholie in extolling of him, I haue omit|ted the same, and leaue to trouble the reader there|with.

10.21. The ouerthrow giuen to Hasculphus and the Easterlings or Norwaie|men at Dublin. Chap. 21.

The ouerthrow giuen to Hasculphus and the Easterlings or Norwaie|men at Dublin. Chap. 21.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 AT this time about the feast of Pentecost or Whitsuntide, Hasculphus, who was some|time the chiefe ruler of Dublin, sought by all the waies he could how he might be reuenged for the reproch and shame which he had receiued when the citie of Dublin was taken, and he then driuen to flie to his ship, and to saue himselfe. This man had beene in Norwaie, and in the north Ilands to séeke for some helpe and aid; and hauing obteined the same he came with threescore ships well appointed, and full fraughted with lustie men of warre vnto the coasts of (1) Dublin, minding to assaile the citie, and hoping to recouer the same. And without anie delaiengs he landed and vnshipped his men, who were guided and conducted vnder a capteine named Iohn Wood or Iohn Mad, for so the word Wood meaneth. They were all mightie men of warre, and well appointed after the Danish maner, being harnessed with good br [...]gandines, iacks, and shirts of male; their shields, bucklers, and targets were round, and coloured red, and bound about with iron: and as they were in ar|mor, so in minds also they were as iron strong and mightie.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 These men being set in battell araie, and in good order, doo march onwards towards the east gate of the citie of Dublin, there minding to giue th'assault, and with force to make entrie. Miles Cogan then warden of the citie, a man verie valiant and lustie, although his men and people were verie few, and as i [...] were but a handfull in respect of the others: yet boldlie giueth the aduenture and onset vpon his eni|mies: but when he saw his owne small number not to be able to resist nor withstand so great force, and they still pressing & inforcing vpon him, he was dri|uen to retire becke with all his companie, and with the losse of manie of his men, and of them one b [...]ing verie well armed, yet was his thigh cut off cleane at a stroke with a Galloglasse axe. But Richard Cogan brother vnto Miles, vnderstanding how hardlie the matter passed and had sped with his brother, sudden|lie and secretlie with a few men issueth out at the south posterne or gate of the citie, and stealing vpon the backs of his enimies, maketh a great shout, and therewith sharpelie giueth the onset vpon them. At which sudden chance they were so dismaied, that al|beit some fighting before, and some behind, the case was doubtfull, & the euent vncerteine: yet at length they fled and ran awaie, and the most part of them were slaine, and namelie Iohn Wood, whom with o|thers Iohn of Ridensford tooke and killed. Hascul|phus fleeing to his ships was so sharpelie pursued, that vpon the sands he was taken, but saued; and for the greater honour of the victorie was caried backe aliue into the citie as a captiue, where he was some|time the chiefe ruler and gouernour: and there hée was kept till he should compound for his ransome. And then he being brought and presented to Miles Cog [...]n, in the open sight and audience of all the peo|ple, and fretting much for this euill fortune and ouer|throw, suddenlie and in great rage brake out into these speeches, saieng: We are come hither now but a small companie, and a few of vs, and these are but the beginings of our aduentures; but if God send me life, you shall sée greater matters insue and follow. Miles Cogan when he heard these words (for in the toong standeth both life and death, the lord abhorreth the proud heart, and verie badlie dooth he ease his greefe which augmenteth his sorrow) commanded him to be beheaded. And so the life to him before cour|teouslie granted, he by his fondnesse did foolishlie lose it.

(1) The port or hauen of Dublin is a barred ha|uen, and no great ships doo come to the towne it selfe but at a spring or high water, and therefore they doo lie in a certeine rode without the barre, which is a|bout foure or fiue miles from the citie, and the same is called Ringwood; and from thence to Holie hed in Wales is counted the shortest cut betwéene Eng|land and Ireland.

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