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14.7. Henrie the sixt.

Henrie the sixt.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 _LIeutenants to Henrie the sixt ouer the relme of Ireland were these, Edmund earle of March, and Iames earle of Ormond his deputie; Iohn Sutton lord Dudle [...]e, and sir Thomas Strange knight his deputie; sir Thomas Stan|leie, and sir Christopher Plun|ket his deputie. This sir Thomas Stanleie on Mi|chaelmasse daie, in the twelfe yeare of king Henrie Here endeth Marlburrow, and all that followeth is taken out of Campion. the [...]xt, with all the knights of Meth & I [...]rell, fought against the Irish, slue a great number, & tooke Neill Odonell prisoner.]

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Lion lord Wels, and the earle of Ormond his deputie. Iames earle of Ormond by himselfe, Iohn earle of Shrewesburie, and the archbishop of Dublin lord iustice in his absence. Richard Plantagenet duke of Yorke, father to king Edward the fourth & earle of Ulster, had the office of lieutenant by the kings letters patents during the terme of tenne yeares, who appointed to rule vnder him as his de|puties at sundrie times the baron of Deluin, Ri|chard Fitzeustace knight, Iames earle of Ormond, and Thomas Fitzmorice earle of Kildare. To this Campion out of the records of Christs church. George duke of Clarence borne at Du|blin. Iacke Cade. Richard duke of Yorke and Ulster then resident in Dublin, was borne within the castell there his se|cond sonne the lord George that was after duke of Clarence. His godfathers at the fontstone were the earles of Ormond and Desmond. Whether the com|motion of Iacke Cade an Irishman borne, naming himselfe Mortimer, and so pretending cousinage to diuerse noble houses in this land, procéeded from some intelligence with the dukes fréends here in Ireland, it is vncerteine: but surelie the duke was vehementlie suspected, and immediatlie after began the troubles, which through him were raised. Which broiles being couched for a time, the duke held him|selfe in Ireland, being latelie by parlement ordeined protector of the realme of England: he left his agent in the court, his brother the earle of Salishurie, lord chancellor, to whom he declared the truth of the trou|bles EEBO page image 78 then toward in Ireland: which letter exemplifi|ed by sir Henrie Sidneie lord deputie, a great sear|cher and preseruer of antiquities, as it came to Cam|pions hands, and by him set downe we haue thought good likewise to present it here to your view.

14.8. To the right worshipfull, and with all mine heart entierelie beloued brother, the earle of Salisburie.

To the right worshipfull, and with all mine heart entierelie beloued brother, the earle of Salisburie.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 _RIght worshipfull, & with all my hart The copie of a [...]ter. entierelie beloued brother, I recommend me vnto you as heartilie as I can. And like it you to wit, sith I wrote last vnto the king our souereigne lord his highnesse, the Irish enimie, that is to saie Magoghigam, and with him thrée or foure Irish capteins, associat with a great fellowship of English rebels, notwithstanding that they were within the king our souereigne lord his peace, of great malice, and against all truth haue ma|ligned against their legiance, and vengeablie haue brent a great towne of mine inheritance in Meth, called Ramore, and other villages thereabouts, and murthered and brent both men, women, and children, withouten mercie: the which enimies be yet assem|bled in woods and forts, awaighting to doo the hurt and gréeuance to the kings subiects, that they can thinke or imagine. For which cause I write at this time vnto the kings highnesse, and beseech his good grace for to hasten my paiment for this land, accor|ding vnto his letters of warrant now late directed vnto the treasuror of England, to the intent I may wage men in sufficient number for to resist the ma|lice of the same enimies, & punish them in such wise, that other which would doo the same for lacke of resi|stance, in time maie take example. For doubtlesse, but if my paiment be had in all hast, for to haue men of warre in defense and safegard of this land; my power can not stretch to kéepe it in the kings obei|sance: and verie necessitie will compell me to come into England to liue there vpon my poore liuelihood. For I had leauer be dead than anie inconuenience should fall thervnto by my default: for it shall neuer be chronicled nor remaine in scripture (by the grace of God) that Ireland was lost by my negligence. And therefore I beséech you right worshipfull bro|ther, that you will hold to your hands instantlie, that my paiment maie be had at this time in eschew|ing all inconueniences. For I haue example in o|ther places (more pitie it is) for to dread shame, and for to acquit my troth vnto the kings highnesse, as my dutie is. And this I praie and exhort you good bro|ther, to shew vnto his good grace, and that you will be so good, that this language maie be inacted at this present parlement for mine excuse in time to come, and that you will be good to my seruant Roger Ro Roger Ro. the bearer of these, and to my other seruants, in such things as they shall pursue vnto the kings highnes, and to giue full faith and credence vnto the report of the said Roger, touching the said matters. Right worshipfull, and with all my heart intierlie beloued brother, our blessed Lord God preserue and keepe you in all honour, prosperous estate, and felicitie, & grant you right good life and long.

Your faithfull true brother Richard Yorke.


Compare 1577 edition: 1 Of such power was Magoghigam in those daies, who as he wan and kept it by the sword, so now his Magoghi|gam his power. successors in that state liue but as meane capteins, yéelding their winnings to the stronger. This is the miserie of lawlesse people, resembling the rudenesse of the rude world, wherein euerie man was richer and poorer than other, as he was in might and vio|lence more or lesse inabled. Here began factions of the nobilitie in Ireland, fauouring diuerse sides that stroue for the crowne of England. For the duke of Yorke, in those ten yeares of his gouernement, ex|céedinglie wan the hearts of the noblemen and gen|tlemen of that land, of the which diuerse were slaine with him at Wakefield; as the contrarie part was the next yeare by his sonne Edward earle of March at Mortimers crosse in Wales. In which meane time the Irish grew hardie, & vsurped the English coun|tries in sufficientlie defended, as they had doone by like oportunitie in the latter end of Richard the se|cond. These two seasons set them so af [...]ote, that henseforward they could neuer be cast out from their forcible possessions, holding by plaine wrong all Ul|ster, and by certeine Irish tenures no small portions of Mounster and Connagh, least in Meth and Lein|ster, where the ciuill subiects of the English bloud did euer most preuaile.

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