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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 Anno Reg. 11. 1098King William, being still inflamed with ire, for that he could not haue his will, determined with continuall warres to wearie the rebellious stomachs of the Welshmen: and therefore was fixed first to set vpon them of Anglesey, which being an Ile enui|roned with the sea, was euer a refuge for them when they were sharpelie pursued. Matth. Paris. This enterprise was chéeflie committed vnto Hugh earle of Shrewsbu|rie and Arundell, and to Hugh earle of Chester, who at their first comming wan the Ile, and tempered the victorie with great crueltie and bloudshed, put|ting out the eies of some, cutting off the noses, the armes, or hands of others, and some also they gelded. Moreouer (as authors write) the said earle of Shrew|esburie made a kenell of the church of Saint Fri|dancus, Gyral. Cam. laieng his hounds within it for the night time, but in the morning he found them all raging wood. How true so euer this report is I wote not, but shortlie after they had executed (in maner as be|fore is said) such strange kinds of crueltie in that Ile, it chanced that a nauie of rouers came thither from the Iles of Orkney, whose chéefe admirall was na|med Magnus,Hugh earle of Shrewsburie slaine. who incountring with the said earle of Shrewesburie, shot him into the eie with an arrow, which part of his body remained bare and vnarmed, so that by & by he fell downe dead out of his ship into the sea. When Magnus beheld this, he said scorneful|lie in the Danish toong, Leit loupe, that is; Let him leape now: the English neuerthelesse had the victo|rie at that time (as some write) and ouercame their enimies with great slaughter and bloudshed. Not long after, the earle of Chester going ouer to Wales, with long and continuall warres tired and tamed the wild Welshmen [...]ab. ex Guido. de Columna. who for a good while after durst not shew their faces.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 The king being thus at quiet and without warre in all places, Anno Reg. 12. 1099 began now to set his mind on buil|ding, and first causes new walles [...]o be made about the tower of London, and also laid the foundation of Westminster hall, which though it be a verie large and roomthie place, yet after it was finished at his returne out of Normandie, he came to view it, Fabian. Ran. Higd. Matth. Paris. and held his court therein with great pompe and honor. He repented that he had made it no larger, saieng; it was too little by the halfe, and therefore determi|ned to haue made a new, and that this other should haue serued but for a dining chamber. A diligent searcher (saith Matthew Paris) might yet find out the foundation of the hall, which he had purposed to build, stretching from the Thames side vnto the common street. But though those his buildings were great ornaments to the realme, yet bicause he tooke vp monie by extortion of his subiects towards the charges of the same, he was euill spoken of; the re|port being spred, Polydor. that he should take them in hand but onelie vnder a colour to spoile his subiects, in ga|thering a far greater summe than the expenses of them did amount vnto.The king go|eth ouer into Normandie. About the same time that king William beganne these buildings, he went ouer into Normandie, to vnderstand in what state that countrie stood.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 About the same time also, or rather two yéere be|fore; to wit 1097. néere to Abington, at a towne called Finchamsteed in Barkshire, a well or foun|taine flowed with bloud,Finchamstéed Ran. Higd. Hen. Hunt. Matth. West. Wil. Malm. in maner as before it vsed to flow with water, and this continued for the space of three daies, or (as William Malm. saith) fifteene daies togither.

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