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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 But to returne to the affaires of the king. It chanced about this time, that the parts beyond the sea (being now void of a gouernour (as they suppose) by meanes of the death of the kings sonne) began to make commotions. Soone after it came also to passe that Robert earle of Mellent rebelled against the king, who being spéedilie aduertised thereof,1123 Anno. Reg. 24. sailed foorthwith into those quarters,Robert earle of Mellent rebelleth. and besieged the ca|stell of Ponteaudemer perteining to the said earle, and tooke it. About the same time also the king forti|fied the castell of Roan, Hen. Hunt. The castle of Roan fortified Matth. Paris. causing a mightie thick wall with turrets therabout as a fortification to be made. Likewise, he repaired the castell of Caen, the castels of Arches, Gisors, Faleise, Argentone, Damfront, Uernon, Ambres, with others, & made them strong. In the meane season, the earle of Mellent (desirous to be reuenged of king Henrie) proeured aid where he could,1124 Anno. Reg. 25. and so with Hugh earle of Mountfert en|tred into Normandie, Polydor. H. Hunt. Matth. Paris. wasting and destroieng the countrie with fire and sword, thinking yer long to bring the same to obedience. But the kings chamber|laine and lieutenant in those parts, named William de Tankeruile, being thereof aduertised, laid an am|bush for them, and training them within the danger thereof, set vpon them, and after long fight, tooke them twaine prisoners, with diuers other, and pre|sented them both vnto the king, whereby the warres ceassed in that countrie for a time.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 The king hauing in this maner purchased quiet|nesse by the sword, gaue himselfe somewhat to the re|formation of his house, and among other things which he redressed,Long haire redressed in the court. Matth. West. he caused all his knights and men of warre to cut their haire short, after the maner of the Frenthmen, whereas before they ware the same long after the vsage of women.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 After this also,1125 Anno. Reg. 26. in the yeare 1125. a cardinall na|med Iohannes Cremensis was sent into England from pope Honorius the second,Iohannes Cremensis a legat sent into England to sée reformation in certeine points touching the church: but his cheefe errand was to correct preests that still kept their wiues with them. At his first comming ouer, he so|iourned in colledges of cathedrall churches, and in abbeies, addicting himselfe to lucre & wantonnesse, reaping where he had not sowen. At length, about the feast of the natiuitie of our ladie, he called a conuoca|tion of the cleargie at London, where making an o|ration, he inueihed sore against those of the spiritual|tie that were spotted with any note of incontinencie. Manie thought themselues touched with his words, who hauing smelled somewhat of his secret tricks, that whereas he was a most licentious liuer, and an vnchast person of bodie and mind, yet he was so blin|ded, that he could not perceiue the beame in his own eies, whilest he espied a mote in another mans. Here|vpon they grudged, that he should in such wise call o|ther men to accompts for their honest demeanor of life, which could not render any good reckoning of his owne: insomuch that they watched him so narrow|lie, that in the euening (after he had blown his horne so lowd against other men; in declaring that it was a shamefull vice to rise from the side of a strumpet, and presume to sacrifice the bodie of Christ) he was taken in bed with a strumpet, to his owne shame and reproch. But being reprooued thereof, he alledged this excuse (as some write) that he was no preest,But this shuld not séem to be any iust excuse, for M. P. saith that ye same day he consecrated the Lords bo|die, & there [...]ore he must néeds be a préest. but a reformer of preests. Howbeit to conclude, being thus defamed, he got him backe to Rome againe from whence he came, without any performance of that whereabout he was sent.

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