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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Whilest king Iohn was thus occupied, newes came to him, Anno Reg. 12. that the Irish rebels made foule worke and sore annoied the English subiects. He therefore assembling a mightie armie, Matth. Paris. King Iohn passeth ouer into Ireland. Polydor. Matth. Paris. imbarked at Pen|broke in Wales, and so hasting towards Ireland, arriued there the twentie fiue of Maie, and brought the people in such feare immediatlie vpon his arri|uall, that all those that inhabited vpon the sea coasts in the champaine countries, came in, and yeelded themselues, receiuing an oth to be true and faithfull vnto him. There were twentie of the cheefest rulers within Ireland, which came to the king at his com|ming to Dublin, and there did to him homage and fealtie as apperteined. The king at the same time ordeined also, that the English lawes should be vsed in that land, and appointed shiriffes and other officers to haue the order of the countrie, to rule the same ac|cording to the English ordinances. After this, he marched forward into the land, and tooke diuerse for|tresses and strong holds of his enimies, which fled be|fore him, for feare to be apprehended, as Walter de Lacie and manie other.Walter de Lacie. At length, comming into the countrie of Meth, he besieged a castell, wherein the wife of William de Breuse, and hir sonne named also William were inclosed, but they found means to escape before the castell was woone, though after|ward they were taken in the Ile of Man,The Ladie de Breuse & hir sonne taken. and sent by the king into England, where they were so strait|lie kept within the castell of Windsor, that (as the fame went) they were famished to death.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 ¶We read in an old historie of Flanders, written by one whose name is not knowne, but printed at Lions by Guillaume Rouille, in the yeare 1562, that the said ladie, wife to the lord William de Breu|se, presented vpon a time vnto the queene of Eng|land,A present of white kine. a gift of foure hundred kine, and one bull, of colour all white, the eares excepted, which were red. Although this tale may séeme incredible, yet if we shall consider that the said Breuse was a lord mar|cher, and had goodlie possessions in Wales, and on the marshes, in which countries the most part of the peoples substance consisteth in cattell, it may carrie with it the more likelihood of truth. And suerlie the same author writeth of the iournie made this yeare into Ireland, so sensiblie, and namelie touching the manners of the Irish, that he seemeth to haue had good informations, sauing that he misseth in the names of men and places, which is a fault in ma|ner common to all forreine writers. Touching the death of the said ladie, he saith, that within eleuen daies after she was committed to prison héere in England, she was found dead, sitting betwixt hir sonnes legs, who likewise being dead, sate directlie vp against a wall of the chamber, wherein they were kept with hard pitance (as writers doo report.He himselfe escapeth.) Wil|liam the father escaped, and got away into France.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 Thus the more part of the Irish people being brought vnder,The bishop of Norwich lor [...] lieutenant of Ireland. he appointed Iohn Gray the bishop of Norwich, to be his deputie there, remoouing out of that office Hugh Lacie, which bare great rule in that quarter before. The bishop then being appointed de|putie and cheefe iustice of Ireland,Irish moni [...] reformed. reformed the coine there, causing the same to be made of like weight and finenesse to the English coine, so that the Irish mo|nie was currant, as well in England, as in Ireland, being of the like weight, forme, and finenesse to the English. Moreouer, those that inhabited the wood-countries and the mounteine places, though they would not as then submit themselues, he would not at that time further pursue, bicause winter was at hand, which in that countrie approcheth timelie in the yeare. Hauing thus subdued the more part of all Ire|land, and ordred things there at his pleasure, he tooke the sea againe with much triumph,The king r [...]turneth into England. and landed in England about the thirtith day of August.

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