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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Now, as also before, the king continued his inor|dinate desire of inriching himselfe, for the fulfilling of which hungrie appetite (called Sacra of the poets Per antiphrasin) he pinched manie so sore, that they ceas|sed not to speake verie ill of his dooings. He did also incurre the misliking of verie manie people, bicause he kept still the sée of Canturburie in his hands,The archbi|shops sée of Canturburie in the kings hand foure yeares. and would not bestow it, for that he found sweetnesse in receiuing all the profits and reuenues belonging therevnto, during the time that it remained vacant, which was the space of foure yeares, or thereabouts. In like maner,1113 Anno Reg. 13. when he was admonished to place some méet man in the roome, he would saie, that he was willing to bestow it, but he tooke the lon|ger time, for that he meant to find such a one to pre|fer therto as should not be too far behind Lanfranke and Anselme in doctrine, vertue and wisedome. And sith there was none such yet to be found, he suffered that sée to be void till such could be prouided. This ex|cuse he pretended,The kings excuse. as though he were more carefull for the placing of a worthie man, than of the gaine that followed during the time of the vacation. How|beit not long after,1114 Anno Reg. 14. he translated one Richard bishop of London to that archbishoprike, who enioieng it but a while, he gaue the same to one Rafe then bishop of Rochester, and made him archbishop of Cantur|burie, being the 35. in order that ruled that see. Eadmerus. He was elected at Windsor the 26. of Aprill, and on the 16. daie of Maie installed at Canturburie, great preparation being made for the feast which was hol|den at the same. Soone after likewise he sent for his pall to Rome, which was brought from Paschall by one Anselme nephue vnto the late archbishop An|selme. About this time also the pope found himselfe gréeued,The popes authoritie not regarded in England. for that his authoritie was but little estée|med in England, & for that no persons were permit|ted to appeale to Rome in cases of controuersie, and for that (without seeking to obteine his licence and consent) they did kéepe their synods & councels about ecclesiasticall affaires, neither would obeie such Le|gats as he did send, nor come to the conuocations which they held. In so much that one Cono the popes Legat in France had excommunicated all the préests of Normandie, bicause they would not come to a synod which they had summoned. Wherevpon the king being somewhat troubled, by aduice of his councell, sent the bishop of Excester to Rome,The bishop of Excester sent to Rome. (though he were then blind) to talke with the pope concerning that matter.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Not long after this Thomas the archbishop of Yorke died: after whom succeeded Thurstane,Thurstane archbishop of Yorke. a man of a loftie stomach, but yet of notable learning, who euen at the verie first began to contend with Rafe the archbishop of Canturburie about the title and right of the primasie. And though the king aduised him to stand to the order which the late archbishops of Yorke had obserued, yet he would not staie the matter, sith he saw that archbishop Rafe being sicke and diseased, could not attend to preuent his doings. Thurstane therfore consecrated certeine bishops of Scotland,Giles Aldane bishop of S. Ninian. and first of all Giles Aldane the elect bi|shop of S. Ninian, who promised and tooke his oth (as the manner is) to obeie him in all things as his primate.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The citie of Worcester about this season was by a casuall fire almost wholie burnt vp and consumed.

Floriacensis Wigorniensis. Worcester burnt. Polydor.

The Welshmẽ inuade the en|glish marshes. K. Henrie en|treth into Wales with an armie.

Which mishap, bicause that citie ioineth néere vnto Wales, was thought to be a signification of trou|bles to folow by the insurrection of the Welshmen: who conceiuing hope of good speed by their good suc|cesse in the wars held with William Rufus, began now to inuade & waste the English marshes. Wher|vpon king Henrie desirous to tame their hautie sto|machs (bicause it was a gréefe to him still to be vex|ed with such tumults and vprisings as they dailie procured) assembled a mightie armie, and went into Wales. Now bicause he knew the Welshmen tru|sted more to the woods and mountains, than to their owne strength, he beset all the places of their refuge with armed men, and sent into the woods certeine bands to laie them waste, & to hunt the Welsh out of their holes. The soldiours (for their parts) néeded no exhortation: for remembring the losses susteined a|fore time at the Welshmens hands, they shewed well by their fresh pursute, how much they desired to EEBO page image 38 be reuenged, so that the Welsh were slaine on each hand, and that in great numbers, till the king percei|ued the huge slaughter, & saw that hauing throwne away their armour and weapons, they sought to saue themselues by flight, he commanded the souldi|ours to ceasse from killing, and to take the residue that were left prisoners, if they would yéeld them|selues: which they did, and besought the king of his mercie and grace to pardon and forgiue them.

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