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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 About the beginning of the seuen and twentith yeare of his reigne, Anno. Reg. 27. his brother the earle of Corne|wall, misliking the order of things which he saw dai|lie in the king his brothers procéedings, would néeds returne backe into England, but chieflie when he per|ceiued that his councell & aduise could not be heard. The king was sore offended herewith, but he could not well remedie the matter, nor persuade him to ta|rie. And so the said earle of Cornewall,The earle of Cornwal and other returne home. togither with the earles of Penbroke and Hereford, and diuerse o|ther noble men tooke the sea, and after manie dan|gers escaped in their course, at length on S. Lucies daie they arriued in Cornewall, though some of the vessels that were in the companie were driuen by force of the tempestuous weather vpon other con|trarie coasts. ¶About this season also, that is to saie, EEBO page image 231 on the day of S. Edmund the king, there happened a maruellous tempest of thunder and lightening, and therwith followed such an excéeding raine (which con|tinued many daies togither) that riuers rose on mar|uellous heigth, and the Thames it selfe, which sildome riseth or is increased by land flouds, passing ouer the banks, drowned all the countrie for the space of six miles about Lambeth, so that none might get into Westminster hall, except they were set on horsse|backe.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 About the same time the king sent ouer into Eng|land to the archbishop of Yorke lord gouernour of the realme, to cause prouision of graine and bakon, to be conueied ouer vnto him,Prouision of graine and vi|ctuals taken vp and sent to the king. which he appointed to be taken out of the possessions of the archbishoprike of Canturburie, and other bishoprikes that were va|cant, and out of other such places as seemed to him good to appoint. Herevpon were sent ouer to him ten thousand quarters of wheat, fiue thousand quarters of otes, with as manie bakons. Also there was sent vnto him great prouision of other things, as cloth for apparell and liueries, but much of it perished in the sea by one meane or other, that little thereof came to his vse, who remained still at Burdeaux to his great cost and charges, and small gaine, sauing that he re|couered certeine townes and holds there in Gas|coigne that were kept by certeine rebels. At which time, bicause he was inclined rather to follow the counsell of the Gascoignes and other strangers than of his owne subiects, and gaue vnto them larger en|terteinment,The king led by strangers. not regarding the seruice of his owne naturall people:He is euill spoken of. he was maruellouslie euill spoken of here in England, and the more in déed, bicause his iournie had no better successe, and was yet so chargeable vnto him and all his subiects. The Noble men that remained with him, as the earles of Lei|cester and Salisburie, with other, were constreined to borrow no small summes of monie to beare out their charges: and so likewise the king himselfe ran greatlie in debt, by taking vp monie towards the discharging of his importable expenses.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 At length by mediation of such as were commis|sioners a truce was concluded betwixt him and the French king for fiue yeares,A truce taken for fiue years. and then he returned to|ward England, but he arriued not there till the ninth of October, although the truce was concluded in March vpon S. Gregories day: for beside other oc|casions of his staie, one chanced by such strife and de|bate as rose amongst the Gascoignes, which caused him to returne to land, that he might pacifie the same when he was alreadie imbarked, and had hoised his saile immediatlie to set forward. He left in Guien for his lieutenant one Nicholas de Mueles or Mo|les,Nicholas de Mueles his lieutenant in Gascoigne. to defend those townes, which yet remained vn|der his obeisance, for he put no great confidence in the people of that countrie, the which of custome be|ing vexed with continuall warre, were constreined not by will, but by the change of times, one while to hold on the French side, and an other while on the English. In déed the townes, namelie those that had their situation vpon the sea coastes, were so destroied and decaied in their walles and fortifications, that they could not long be any great aid to either part, and therefore being not of force to hold out, they were compelled to obeie one or other, where by their willes they would haue doone otherwise.

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