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Compare 1577 edition: 1 Geffrey de Rancon. The earle of Engolesme. The king of Nauars bro|ther.In this meane while certeine rebels in Guien, as the lord Geffrey de Rancin or Rancon, and the earle of Engolesme with their complices, vpon con|fidence of the French kings assistance, sore disquie|ted the countrie. Howbeit, the sonne of the king of Nauarre, and brother to Berengaria the quéene of England, entring into Guien with an armie, wa|sted the lands of both those rebels, till he was called home by reason of his fathers death which chanced a|bout the same time. Shortlie after Geffrey Rancin died, Anno Reg. 6. and king Richard comming into his countrie, wan the strong castell of Tailleburge by surrender, which apperteined to the same Geffrey with others, and then going against the other rebels, he wan the citie of Engolesme from him by force of assault.Engolesme woone. All which time the French king stirred not, by reason that there was some communication in hand for a truce to be taken betwixt him and king Richard, which by mediation of certeine bishops was shortlie after concluded, Polydor. Wil. Paruus. to endure for twelue moneths. The bishop of Elie was chéefe commissioner for the king of England, and this truce was accorded about Lammas, and serued to little purpose, except to giue libertie to either prince to breath a little, and in the meane time to prouide themselues of men, Polydor. muniti|on, ships & monie, that immediatlie after the terme was expired, they might with greater force returne to the field againe, for they had not onelie a like de|sire to follow the warres, but also vsed a like meane and practise to leuie monie.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 For whereas they had alreadie made the temporal|tie bare with often paiments,Great exac|tions. and calling them foorth to serue personallie in the warres, they thought best now to fetch a fleece from the spiritualtie and church|men, considering also that they had béene by reason of their immunitie more gentlie dealt with, and not appointed to serue themselues in any maner of wise.The colour pretended in leuieng of mo|nie. To colour this exaction which they knew would be euill taken of manie, they bruted abroad, that they le|uied this monie vpon purpose, to send it into the ho|lie land, towards the paiment of the christian souldi|ers, which remained there vpon the defense of those townes, which yet the Saracens had not conquered. King Richard therfore comming to Towrs in Tou|raine, required a great summe of monie of the clear|gie in those parts, and the like request he made through out all those his dominions, on that further side of the sea. King Philip for his part demanded likewise intollerable tithes and duties of all the churchmen in his territories, and those that had the gathering of that monie serued their owne turne, in dealing most streightlie with sillie préests, making them to paie what they thought good, though some|time beyond the bounds of equitie and reason.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 Rog. Houed. Inquisitions taken by a iu|rie of sundrie matters.In September, the iustices itinerants made their circuits thorough euerie shire and countie of this realme, causing inquisitions to be taken by substan|tiall iuries of plées of the crowne both old and new, of recognisances, of escheats, of wards, of mariages, of all maner of offendors against the lawes and or|dinances of the relme, and of all other transgressors, falsifiers, and murtherers of Iewes; of the pledges, goods, lands, debts, and writings of Iewes that were slaine, and of other circumstances touching that matter. Likewise of the accompts of shiriffes, as to vnderstand what had béene giuen towards the kings ransome, how much had beene receiued, and what re|mained behind to receiue. Also of the lands that be|longed to erle Iohn, and what goods he had, and what he held in demaine, in wards, escheats, and in gifts, and for what cause they were giuen. Furthermore, of his fautors and partakers, which had made fines with the king, and which not,Usurers. with manie other arti|cles touching the same earle. Also of vsurers, and of their goods being seized, of wines sold contrarie to the assise, of false measures, and of such as hauing re|ceiued the crosse to go into the holie land, died before they set forward. Also of grand assises that were of an hundred shillings land or vnder, and of defaults, and of diuerse other things, the iurats were charged to inquire, and present the same.

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