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Compare 1577 edition: 1 There be that write how that there were other oc|casions of the archbishops departure out of the relme of the which this should be one; Polydor. The causes that mooued archbishop Edmund to depart the realme. when he saw religion not to be regarded, and that préests were had in no honor, neither that it laie in his power to reforme the matter, sith the king gaue no eare to his admoni|tions, he determined to absent himselfe till the king (warned by some mishap) should repent him of his errours, and amend his misdooings. Other ioine an other cause herevnto, which was this; whereas the king by the insample of other kings (begun by Wil|liam Rufus) vsed to keépe bishops sees, and other such spirituall possessions in his hands, during the vacati|on, till a conuenient person were to the same prefer|red, Matth. West. Matth. Paris. Polydor. the archbishop Edmund, for that he saw long de|laies made oftentimes yer any could be admitted to the roome of those that were deceassed, or by any other means depriued, he was in hand with the king, that the archbishop of Canturburie might haue power onlie to prouide for successors in such roomes as chan|ced to be vacant, aboue the tearme of six moneths, which thing the king for a certeine summe of monie granted: but afterward perceiuing what hinderance he susteined thereby, he reuoked that grant, so much to the displeasure of the archbishop, that he thought good no longer to continue in the realme.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 At his comming to Pontney, he so séemed to de|spise all worldlie pompe and honor, giuing himselfe wholie to diuine contemplation, to fasting and prai|er, that the former opinion, which men had conceiued of his vertues, was maruellouslie confirmed. At length being sore vexed with sicknesse, supposing that he might recouer helth by changing of aire and place, he caused himselfe to be conueied into an other house of religion, named Soisie, two daies iournie from Pontney,The death of Edmund archbishop of Canturburie surnamed of Pontney. where finallie he died the sixtéenth of No|uember, and his bodie was brought againe to Pont|ney, and there buried, where also through sundrie mi|racles shewed (as they say) at his graue, he was re|puted a saint, and at length canonized by pope Inno|cent the fourth. He was borne at Abingdon, beside Oxenford, and thereby some named him saint Ed|mund of Abingdon, and some S. Edmund of Pont|ney, after the place where he was inshrined. The see of Canturburie was void more than three yeares af|ter his decease, till at length by the kings comman|dement, the moonks of Canturburie elected one Bo|niface of Sauoie vncle to quéene Elianor, being the 45 archbishop which ruled that church.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 ¶There was this yeare a certeine person of honest conuersation,A Charter|house moonke apprehended. and sober, representing in habit one of the Carthusian moonks, taken at Cambridge, be|ing accused for that he refused to come to the church to heare diuine seruice, and vpon his examination, bicause he answered otherwise than was thought conuenient, he was committed to secret prison, and shortlie after sent vp to the legat to be of him exami|ned. This man openlie protested, that Gregorie was not the true pope, nor head of the church, but that there was another head of the church, and that the church was defiled, so that no seruice ought to be said therein, except the same were newlie dedicated, and the vessels and vestments againe hallowed and con|secrated; The diuell (said he) is losed, & the pope is an heretike, for Gregorie, which nameth himselfe pope, hath polluted the church.

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