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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 But when the Britains were nothing pacified, but rather kindled more vehementlie to worke all the mischeefe they could deuise, in reuenge of their souereignes death, there was no remedie but to sig|nifie abroad againe, that Arthur was as yet liuing and in health. Now when the king heard the truth of all this matter, he was nothing displeased for that his commandement was not executed, sith there were diuerse of his capteins which vttered in plaine words, that he should not find knights to keepe his castels, if he dealt so cruellie with his nephue. For if it chanced any of them to be taken by the king of France or other their aduersaries, they should be sure to tast of the like cup. ¶But now touching the maner in verie deed of the end of this Arthur, wri|ters make sundrie reports. Neuerthelesse certeine it is, that in the yeare next insuing, he was remooued from Falais vnto the castell or tower of Rouen, out of the which there was not any that would confesse that euer he saw him go aliue. Some haue written, that as he assaied to haue escaped out of prison, and proouing to clime ouer the wals of the castell, he fell into the riuer of Saine, and so was drowned. Other write, that through verie gréefe and languor he pined awaie, and died of naturall sicknesse. But some af|firme, that king Iohn secretlie caused him to be mur|thered and made awaie, so as it is not throughlie agréed vpon, in what sort he finished his daies: but verelie king Iohn was had in great suspicion, [...]ether worthilie or not, the lord knoweth. Yet how extreamelie soeuer he delt with his nephue, he relea|sed and set at libertie diuerse of those lords that were EEBO page image 166 taken prisoners with him, namelie Hugh le Brun, and Sauerie de Mauleon, the one to his great trou|ble and hinderance, and the other to his gaine: for Hugh le Brun afterwards leuied and occasioned sore warres against him, but Sauerie de Mauleon continued euer after his loiall subiect, dooing to him verie agréeable seruice, as hereafter may appeare.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Guie sonne to the vicount of Touars.The Lord Guie, sonne to the vicount of Touars, who had taken Arthurs mother Constance to wife, after the diuorse made betwixt hir and the earle of Chester, in right of hir obteined the dukedome of Britaine. But king Philip after he was aduertised of Arthurs death, tooke the matter verie gréeuouslie, and vpon occasion therof,Constance the mother of duke Arthur accuseth king Iohn. cited king Iohn to appeare before him at a certeine day, to answer such obiecti|ons as Constance the duches of Britaine mother to the said Arthur should lay to his charge, touching the murther of hir sonne. And bicause king Iohn appea|red not, he was therefore condemned in the action, and adiudged to forfeit all that he held within the pre|cinct of France, aswell Normandie as all his other lands and dominions.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Matt. Paris. The ordinãce for the assise of bread.About the same time the king caused a proclama|tion to be published for the lawfull assise of bread to be made by the bakers, vpon paine to be puni|shed by the pillorie: which assise was approoued and assessed by the baker of Geffrey Fitz Peter, lord chéefe iustice of England, and by the baker of Robert de Tuinham. So that the baker might sell and gaine in euerie quarter three pence, besides the bran, and two loaues for the heater of the ouen, and for foure seruants foure halfepence, for two boies a farthing, for allowance in salt an halfepenie, yest an halfe|penie, for candell a farthing, for fewell thrée pence, and for a bulter an halfepenie. And this was the rate.

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