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Compare 1577 edition: 1 On the other side he himselfe vsing the like good successe amongst the rebels at home, ouercame them, and chased them out of the land. Ran. Higd. Castels reco|uered by king Stephan. For in this meane time he had taken the castels of Hereford, Glocester, Webbeley, Bristowe, Dudley, and Shrewesburie. Likewise Robert earle of Glocester not being able to resist the king thus preuailing against his aduer|saries on ech hand, fled into France vnto his sister the empresse. After this, about Aduent, the popes le|gat one Alberike bishop of Hostia, N. Triuet. Simon Dun. Matth. Paris. held a synod at London, within Paules church, where by the kings consent,Theobald archbishop of Canturburie. Theobald abbat of Bechellouin was conse|crated archbishop of Canturburie, being the 37. arch|bishop which had ruled that see, after Augustine the moonke.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 The king hauing now accomplished his purpose, taken the castell of Leides, Anno Reg. 5. 1140 and brought the state of the realme to a meetlie good staie, thought it expedi|ent after the late ouerthrow giuen to the Scots, Polydor. Matth. Paris. to pursue the victorie, and vtterlie to subdue them with all expedition.K. Stephan inuadeth Scotland. He brought his armie therefore into Scotland, first wasting and spoiling the countrie, and afterward preparing to fight with such Scots as came foorth to defend their goods and houses. K. Da|uid perceiuing himselfe to be too weake, made sute to the king for peace,A peace con|cluded be|twéene the two kings of England and Scotland. which with much difficultie he obteined at length, by deliuering his sonne Henrie vnto king Stephan in pledge for the sure perfor|mance of couenants concluded vpon betwixt them. Herevpon king Stephan hauing thus ended his bu|sinesse in Scotland, returned into England: and af|ter directing his iornie towards Wales, he came to Ludlow:Ludlow roun. which towne (being held by his aduersa|ries) he wan yer long out of their hands.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 After this he went to Oxenford, where whilest he remained, a great brute was spred abroad, that the empresse was comming with hir brother the earle of Glocester: which caused him to put the lesse trust in his people from thenceforth, in so much that he began to repent himselfe (although too late) for that he had granted licence to so manie of his subiects to build castels within their owne grounds. For he had them all in suspicion: and amongst other, he vehementlie suspected Roger bishop of Salisburie (who had doone verie much for him) and Alexander bishop of Lin|colne nephue to the said bishop of Salisburie,Roger bishop of Salisburie. Alexander B. of Lincolne. Wil. Malm. or (as some thought) more néere to him in kindred than his nephue, I meane, his sonne. For the said Roger had builded diuerse castels, as at Shierborne, at the Uies, and at Malmesburie. The said Alexander like|wise following his vncles example,Castels built by the bishop of Salisburie. bestowed his monie that way verie fréelie, hauing builded one ca|stell at Newarke, and an other at Sléeford.

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