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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 In this yeare and vpon the day of S. Romigius, was the church of S. Paule in the citie of London dedicated by Roger bishop of that citie,The dedicati|on of the church of S. Paule in London. the king and a great number of bishops and other Noble men be|ing present, which were feasted the same day by the said bishop Roger and the canons. Moreouer, there died the same yeare the countesse Isabell, wife to Richard earle of Cornewall, and two earles, Willi|am earle Warren, and Iohn earle of Lincolne,The death of Isabell the countesse of Cornewall. The lord Iohn Fitz Robert. A comet. A battell be|twixt fishes. Matth. Paris. also the lord Iohn Fitz Robert, one of the chéefe barons in all the north parts of the realme. ¶Also in Februa|arie there appeared a comet or blasing starre verie dreadfull to behold, for the space of thirtie daies togi|ther. Moreouer, on the coast of England there was a great battell amongst the fishes of the sea, so that there were eleauen whales or thirlepooles cast on land, beside other huge and monstruous fishes, which appeared to be dead of some hurts; and one of those mightie fishes, comming into the Thames aliue, was pursued by the fishers, and could scarse passe through the arches of London bridge. At length with darts and other such weapons, they slue him before EEBO page image 226 the kings manour at Mortlake, whither they follow|ed him.The kings manour at Mortlake. There was also a great sound heard this yeare in sundrie parts of England at one selfe time, as if it had beene the noise of some mightie moun|taine that had fallen into the sea. And vpon the se|uenth of Maie there chanced a great boisterous wind that sore troubled the skie.A great wind.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 This yeare the king caused the citizens of London, and the gardians of the cinque ports,An oth re|ceiued. and manie o|ther to receiue an oth to be true and faithfull to his sonne prince Edward. The friers preachers and mi|nors, and other men of the church that were diuines, absolued such as had taken on them the crosse, recei|uing of them so much monie as would suffice to haue borne their charges in that iournie, and this not without slander redounding to the church. The same meanes to get monie was practised also by the legat Otho, hauing authoritie therto of the pope. The same yeare the seneshall of Aquitaine came ouer to the king,The sene|shall of Aqui|taine. and let him know, that if timelie prouision were not had, all those countries on the further side of the sea wold be lost. No other incident chanced the same yeare neither in warre abroad, nor in the state of gouernement of the common-wealth at home, whereof any great accompt is to be made, but that the legat Otho got great summes of monie di|uerse waies, of religious men to the popes behoofe: wherevpon certeine abbats made complaints to the king, but in place of comfort they receiued discom|fort, & after knowledge thereof giuen to the legat, he was more extreame with them than he was before.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 Shortlie after one of the popes familiars and kins|man named master Peter Rosso came from Rome,Peter Rosso. taking England in his waie to go into Scotland, and vsed in both such diligence in the popes cause, that he got a fiftéenth granted here, which he spéedilie gathered.Peter de Su|pino got a vin|tiesme, that is the 20 part of préests bene|fices. About the same time one Peter de Su|pino was sent into Ireland, and there likewise he got a vintiesme, bringing from these the summe of 115 marks, and aboue. But the collection which Peter Rosso got out of the Scotish confines doubled that summe, as was thought. In his returne also from thence, visiting the houses of religion, and searching the consciences of religious persons, by new shifts he craftilie got yet more monie to the popes vse, causing them to sweare to keepe this mysterie se|cret, as it were some priuitie of confession for the space of one halfe yeare, whereby he turned the harts of manie men from the loue of the church of Rome, wounding them with great greefe and remorse of conscience to sée this pillage.

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