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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 From hence he made hast to London, and at his comming thither, tooke counsell how to recouer the great charges and expenses that he had béene at in this iournie, and by the aduise of William Brewer,An assemblie of the prelats at London. Robert de Turnham, Reignold de Cornhill, and Ri|chard de Marish, he caused all the cheefe prelats of England to assemble before him at S. Brides in London. So that thither came all the abbats, abbes|ses, templers, hospitallers, kéepers of farmes and pos|sessions of the order of Clugnie, and other such for|reners as had lands within this realme belonging to their houses. All which were constreined to paie such a greeuous tax,A tax leuied. that the whole amounted to the summe of an hundred thousand pounds. The moonks of the Cisteaux order, otherwise called white moonks, were constreined to paie 40 thousand pounds of sil|uer at this time, all their priuileges to the contrarie notwithstanding. Moreouer, the abbats of that order might not get licence to go to their generall chapter that yéere, which yeerelie was vsed to be holden, least their complaint should mooue all the world against the king, for his too too hard and seuere handling of them.1211 Anno Reg. 13. King Iohn goeth into Wales with an armie.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 In the summer following, about the 18 day of Iu|lie, king Iohn with a mightie armie went into Wales, and passing foorth into the inner parts of the countrie, he came into Snowdon, beating downe EEBO page image 175 all that came in his way, so that he subdued all the rulers and princes, without contradiction. And to be the better assured for their subiection in time follow|ing, he tooke pledges of them, to the number of 28, & so returned to Album Monasterium on the daie of the Assumption of our ladie, Matth. Paris. White church I thinke. from whence he first set foorth into the Welsh confines. In the same yeare also, the pope sent two legats into England, the one named Pandulph a lawier,Pandulph & Durant the po [...]s lega [...]s. Polydor. and the other Du|rant a templer, who comming vnto king Iohn, ex|horted him with manie terrible words to leaue his stubborne disobedience to the church, and to reforme his misdooings. The king for his part quietlie heard them, and bringing them to Northampton, being not farre distant from the place where he met them vpon his returne foorth of Wales had much confe|rence with them; but at length, when they perceiued that they could not haue their purpose, neither for re|stitution of the goods belonging to préests which he had seized vpon, neither of those that apperteined to certeine other persons, which the king had gotten al|so into his hands, by meanes of the controuersie be|twixt him and the pope the legats departed, leauing him accursed, and the land interdicted, as they found it at their comming.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 ¶ Touching the maner of this interdiction there haue béene diuerse opinions, Fabian. some haue said, that the land was interdicted throughlie, and the churches and houses of religion closed vp, that no where was anie diuine seruice vsed: but it was not so streit, for there were diuerse places occupied with diuine seruice all that time, Matth. Paris. by certeine priuiledges purchased either then or before. Children were also christened, and men houseled and annoiled through all the land, except such as were in the bill of excommunication by name expressed. But to our purpose.

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