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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.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Anno Reg. 25. 1241In the 25 yeare of his reigne, king Henrie kept his Christmasse at Westminster, at which time the legat was sent for to returne vnto Rome, and after he had beene honorablie feasted of the king, on the 4 daie of Christmasse he departed from London to|wards the sea side, after he had remained here aboue three yeares. Peter of Sauoie that was vncle to the quéene came into England, and was honorablie re|ceiued and interteined of king Henrie, who had gi|uen to him the earledome of Richmont. His sonne Boniface was this yeare also elected archbishop of Canturburie,Boniface de Sauoie elec|ted archb. of Canturburie. Matth. Paris. a tall gentleman and of a goodlie per|sonage, but neither so learned nor otherwise meet for that roome. But such was the kings pleasure, who in fauour of the quéene, to whom he was coosen ger|mane sought to aduance him, and getting the popes fauour in that behalfe, procured the monks & bishops to grant their consents, although much against their minds, if they might haue had their owne wils.

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