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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 Anno Reg. 31.In the beginning of the one and thirtith yeare of king Henries reigne, the pope sent into England to haue the third part of one yeares profit of euerie be|neficed man that was resident, and of euerie one not resident the one halfe. The bishop of London should haue seene this aid and collection leuied, but it would not be granted. And in a parlement called this yeare on the morrow after the Purification of our ladie it was ordeined, Matth. Paris. that new letters sealed with the com|mon seale of the citie of London should be sent by sufficient messengers, from all the estates of the realme, vnto the pope and cardinals, requiring a mo|deration to be had in such exactions as were intolle|rable for the realme to beare.Intollerable exactions. Whilest this parlement yet lasted,Peter de Sa|uoy earle of Richmond. there came ouer the lord Peter of Sauoy earle of Richmond, bringing with him certein yoong ladies and damsels, to be bestowed in marriage on such yoong lords and gentlemen as were wards to the king.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 On S. Ualentines euen, a great earthquake hap|pened here in England, and namelie about London,An earth|quake. on the Thames side, with the which manie buildings were ouerthrowen. These earthquakes, the seldo|mer they chance in England, the more dreadfull the same are, and thought to signifie some great altera|tion. A litle before this earthquake, the sea had ceassed from ebbing and flowing for the space of three mo|neths togither,A strange woonder. by a long tract neere to the English shore, to the great maruell of many, for either it flow|ed not at all, or else so little that it might not be per|ceiued. And after the earthquake,Continuall raine. there followed such a season of foule weather, that the spring séemed to be changed into winter, for scarse was there anie daie without raine, till the feast of the translation of S. Benet.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 There were at this time diuerse ordinances de|créed and enacted by waie of prohibition,Acts made to restraine pre|sumptuous authoritie of the spiritual|tie. to restreine the authoritie of spirituall persons, as that no eccle|siasticall judge should determine in causes of anie temporall man, except touching causes of matrimo|nie and testaments. They were also prohibited to sue anie actions touching tithes, before anie spiritu|all iudge, and the writ whereby they were prohibited, was called an Indicauit. Sundrie other such ordinan|ces were deuised, which for breefenesse we omit. What speed or answer so euer the messengers had that were sent to Rome with the letters deuised in the late par|lement, truth it is,The popes collectors. that the pope sent ouer into Eng|land such of his agents as gathered no small sums of monie amongst the cleargie, as one Marinus, and an other named Iohannes Anglicus a frier minor, the which were not intituled by the name of legats,A shift by for|bearing the name of legat. to saue the priuileges which the king had, that no le|gat might come into the realme without his licence. The comming ouer of these men, bicause it was to gather monie, contented not manie mens minds, as well appeared in a parlement called at Oxford a|bout reformation thereof, but yet notwithstanding it was there agreed, that the pope should haue eleuen thousand marks to be leuied amongst them of the spiritualtie, exempt persons and places reserued.

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