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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.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 After the king had dispatched his businesse in Nor|mandie, & was returned into England (as he was making prouision to ride foorth on hunting) a mes|senger came suddenlie vnto him, bringing word, that the citie of Mans was besieged, Hen. Hunt. Matth. Paris. and like to be surprised. The king was then at dinner, meaning first to make an end thereof, and after to take ad|uice in that matter: but being reprooued by the mes|senger, for that to the great danger of his subiects which were besieged he passed not to make delaies, rather than to go and succour them with all spéed, he taketh the mans blunt spéech in so good part, that he called straightwaie for masons to breake downe the wall, to the end he might passe through the next way, and not be driuen to step so farre out of his path, as to go foorth by the doores: and so without any long ad|uisement taken in the cause, he rode straightwaie to the sea, sending his lords a commandement to fol|low; Wil. Malm. who when they came in his presence, counsel|led him to staie till his people were assembled. How|beit he would not giue eare to their aduice in that point, but said; Such as loue me, I know well will follow me, and so went a shipboord, setting apart all doubts of perils; and yet was the weather verie darke, rough and cloudie, insomuch that the maister of the ship was afraid, and willed him to tarrie till the wind did settle in some quiet quarter: but hee commanded to hoise vp sailes, and to make all spéed that could be for life,The saieng of king William Rufus. incouraging the shipmaister with these words, that he neuer heard as yet of anie king that was drowned.

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