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Iohn the yongest sonne of Henrie the second.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 _IOhn the yoongest son of Henrie the second was proclaimed king of England, beginning his reigne the sixt daie of A|prill, Anno Reg. 1. in the yeare of our Lord 1199, the first of Phi|lip emperour of Rome, and the 20 of Philip king of France, K. William as yet liuing in gouernement ouer the Scots. This man, Rog. Houed. so soone as his brother Richard was deceassed, sent Hubert archbishop of Canturburie, and Wil|liam Marshall earle of Striguill (otherwise called Chepstow) into England, both to proclaime him king, and also to sée his peace kept, togither with Geffrey Fitz Peter lord cheefe iustice, and diuerse o|ther barons of the realme, whilest he himselfe went to Chinon where his brothers treasure laie, which was foorthwith deliuered vnto him by Robert de Turneham: Matth. Paris. Chinon. Robert de Turneham. Sawmer. Rog. Houed. Thomas de Furnes. and therewithall the castell of Chinon and Sawmer and diuerse other places, which were in the custodie of the foresaid Robert. But Thomas de Furnes nephue to the said Robert de Turneham deliuered the citie and castell of Angiers vnto Ar|thur duke of Britaine. For by generall consent of the nobles and yéeres of the countries of Aniou, Maine, and Touraine, Arthur was receiued as the liege and souereigne lord of the same countries.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Strife a|mongst the English sub|iects on the other side of the sea.For euen at this present, and so soone as it was knowne that king Richard was deceased, diuerse ci|ties and townes on that side of the sea belonging to the said Richard whilest he liued, fell at ods among themselues, some of them indeuouring to preferre king Iohn, other labouring rather to be vnder the gouernance of Arthur duke of Britaine, conside|ring that he séemed by most right to be their chéefe lord, forsomuch as he was sonne to Geffrey elder brother to Iohn. And thus began the broile in those quarters, whereof in processe of time insued great inconuenience, and finallie the death of the said Ar|thur, as shall be shewed hereafter.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Now whilest king Iohn was thus occupied in re|couering his brothers treasure, and traueling with his subiects to reduce them to his obedience, quéene Elianor his mother by the helpe of Hubert archbi|shop of Canturburie and other of the noble men and barons of the land, trauelled as diligentlie to pro|cure the English people to receiue their oth of alle|giance to be true to king Iohn. For the said archbi|shop and William Marshall earle of Striguill, be|ing sent ouer into England (as before you haue heard) to proclaime him king, Matth. Paris. The states assembled at Northamp|ton. and to kéepe the land in quiet, assembled the estates of the realme at Nor|thampton, where Geffrey Fitz Peter lord chéefe iu|stice was present with other of the Nobles, afore whom those lords whose fidelities were earst suspe|cted, willinglie tooke their oths of obedience to the new king, and were assured by the same lords on his behalfe, that they should find him a liberall, a noble and a righteous prince, and such a one as would sée that euerie man should inioy his owne, and such as were knowne to be notorious transgressors, should be sure to receiue their condigne punishment.

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