The Holinshed Project

Holinshed Project Home

The Texts

Previous | Next

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Some authors write, Hen. Hunt. that when the king percei|ued it would be hard for him to win Banbourgh ca|stell (by reason of the great strength thereof) with|out famine, he builded vp an other castell or bastili|on fast by it, calling the same Maluoisin,Maluoisin a fortresse built against Ban|bourgh. wherein he placed a great power of men, by whose meanes at length the earle was so narrowlie driuen, that when he sought to haue escaped by night, he was espied, and therewith pursued so closelie by the kings soul|diers, that he was forced to take sanctuarie within the church of S. Oswins at Tinmouth, Polydor. from whence he was quicklie taken, and brought as prisoner to the kings presence. Notwithstanding, those that re|mained within the castell, vpon trust of the strength of that place, would not yeeld by anie meanes; but stood still to their tackling: whervpon the king caused the earle their maister to be brought foorth before the gates, and threatned that he should haue his eies put out, if they within did not streightwaies giue vp the hold into his hands. Herevpon it came to passe, that the castell was yéelded,Banbourgh yéelded to the king. and those that kept it were diuerslie punished, some by banishment, some by loo|sing their eares, & diuerse by the losse of their hands, EEBO page image 22 in example to others. The earle himselfe was conuei|ed to Windsor castell, and there committed to prison.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 S [...]mo [...] Dun. [...]he earle of [...]we.Some write that the meaning of the earle and his complices (amongst whom was William earle of Ewe, who renouncing his allegiance to Robert duke of Normandie, was become the kings man) was to haue displaced the king from his roiall throne, and to haue set vp his sonne William de Al|bemarle, whome he had begotten of his concubine. But whatsoeuer their purpose was, after that the king had quieted his countrie in the north parts, he bent all his force against the Welshmen, Matth. Paris. who the yeare before had destroied and ouerthrowne the ca|stell of Moungomerie, and slaine the Normans that laie there in garison to defend it, whereat he was ve|rie much offended,King William inuadeth Wales. & therefore entering into Wales, he began to spoile and wast the countrie. For he saw that the Welshmen would not ioine in battell with him in the plaine field, but kept themselues still a|loofe within the woods and marishes, and aloft vpon mountaines: albeit oftentimes when they saw ad|uantage, they would come foorth, and taking the En|glishmen and Normans at vnawares, kill manie, and wound no small numbers, he still pursued them by hils and dales, though more to the losse of his owne people than the hurt of the Welshmen, who easilie eschewed the danger of battell, and still at the straites and combersome passages distressed manie of their enimies: whereby the king at length percei|uing that he could not preuaile against them, ceassed further to follow on with his purposed voiage, and therewith returned home,The king re|turneth out of Wales with dishonour. Eadme [...]us. Murcherdach king of Ire|land. not without some note of dishonor.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 About the same time Murcherdach king of Ire|land, with the clergie and people of the citie of Du|blin, elected one Samuell a moonke of S. Albons, an Irish man borne, to the gouernement of the church and bishops sée of Dublin, and (according to the an|cient custome) presented him by sufficient letters of testimonie vnto Anselme archbishop of Cantur|burie, to be consecrated of him, who (according to their request) did so, and receiued from him a promise of his canonicall subiection, after the old vsuall ma|ner, hauing foure bishops (suffragans to the sée of Canturburie) ministring to him at that consecra|tion.

Previous | Next