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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Moreouer, king Henrie sent other ambassadours to Rome, who purchased a bull of the pope, wherby he was adiudged to be of age sufficient to receiue the gouernement of the kingdome of England into his owne hands, thereby to order and dispose a [...] things at his pleasure, & by the aduise of such councellours as he should elect and choose to be about him. Where|vpon after the said ambassadours were returned, all those earles, barons and nobles, which held anie ca|stels, honors, manors or places apperteining to the king, were commanded to deliuer and resigne the same to his vse, which caused much trouble, as after shall appeare. For diuerse Noble men, whose harts were filled with couetousnesse, would not obeie the popes order herein, but sore repined; yet not so much against the king as against the lord Hubert de Burgh, by whose councell the king was most led and ruled. And therefore they did put him in all the blame, as one that should set the king against them, and staie him from suffering them to inioy those li|berties, which they from time to time so much labou|red to haue had to them granted and confirmed. Anno Reg. 8.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 Upon this occasion therfore, Polydor. The king gi|ueth a gentle answer to his lords. they sued to the king for the restitution of the ancient lawes according to his promise, who to pacifie them for the time, gaue them a gentle answer, assuring them, that he would perfourme all that he had promised, so soone as oppor|tunitie would permit and suffer him so to doo. How|beit, afterwards by the aduise of certeine old coun|cellours, which had béene of the priuie councell with king Iohn his father, he found a shift to disappoint them of their demands, by requiring them on the o|ther side, to restore vnto him those things which they had in times past receiued of his ancestors. Fur|thermore, bicause he would the more easilie obteine his purpose, and make the residue afraid to follow a suit so displeasant and irkesome, he thought best to begin with the chiefe authors and first procurers of the said petitions, and to take from them whatsoeuer they held belonging to his crowne.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Herevpon therefore assembling a great power about him, he demanded of Ranulph earle of Chester the restitution of certeine lordships which ancientlie apperteined to the crowne of the realme,The king de|manded resti|tution of par|cels of inheri|tance belon|ging to the crowne. which earle not being as then able to resist, readilie obeied the kings pleasure, and resigned them all. By this en|trance of the king into the execution of his purpose diuerse of the rest of the barons were brought into such feare, that they were contented also to doo the like, so that by this meanes the lords being cut short and weakened in power, surceased as then from mo|lesting the king anie further with the demand of o|ther lands or liberties.

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