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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 In the fiftie & third yeare of king Henries reigne, there was such an excéeding great frost, Anno. Reg. 53. Thames frosen. beginning at saint Andrewes tide, and continuing till it was néere candlemasse, that the Thames from the bridge vpwards was so hard frosen, that men and beasts passed ouer on féet from Lambeth to Westminster, and so westward in diuerse places vp to Kingston. Also merchandize was brought from Sandwich and other places vnto London by land. For the ships by reason of the yce could not enter the Thames. ¶And about the feast of S. Uedast, which falleth on the 6 of Februarie, fell so great abundance of raine, that the Thames rose so high, as it had not doone at any time before, to remembrance of men then liuing; so that the cellars and vaults in London by the water side were drowned, and much merchandize marred & lost.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 5 About S. Georges day there was a parlement holden at London, Abington. A parlement holden at London. for the appeasing of a controuer|sie depending betwixt prince Edward the kings son and the earle of Glocester: at the which parlement were present almost all the prelats and péeres of the realme. At length they put the matter in compro|mise, into the hands of the king of Almaine, vnder|taking to be ordred by him high and low touching all controuersies: and likewise for the iournie to be made into the holie land, but the king of Almaine did little in the matter to any great effect. ¶ In the beginning of Lent the king gaue to his sonne prince Edward the rule of the citie of London, with all the reuenues and profits thereto belonging. After which gift, the said prince made sir Hugh Fitz Othon con|stable of the towre and custos of the citie of London. ¶ Upon the ninth day of Aprill, Edmund the kings sonne, surnamed Crouchbacke, married at West|minster Auelina the daughter of the earle of Au|marle. Prince Edward commanded the citizens of London to present vnto him six citizens,Prince Ed|ward appoi [...]|teth the ma [...] and shiriffes of London. of the which number he might nominate two shiriffes, and so ap|pointed William de Hadstocke and Anketill de Al|berne, which were sworne to be accomptants as their predecessours had beene.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 In those daies a new custome or toll was vsed to be paid, which prince Edward let to farme vnto cer|teine strangers, for the summe of twentie marks by yeare. Wherefore the citizens being gréeued there|with, bought it of him for two hundred marks. Also this yeare there was granted to the king towards his iournie by him purposed into the holie land, the twentith penie of euerie mans mooueable goods tho|roughout the realme of the laie fee,An aid gr [...]|ted to the king and of the spiritu|altie was granted by the assent of pope Gregorie the tenth, thrée dismes to be gathered within the terme of thrée yeares.The liberties of the citie confirmed. This yeare the kings sonne the lord Edward obteined a confirmation for the citie of London of the charter of the ancient liberties, so that the citizens did then choose vnto them a maior and two shiriffes, which shiriffes by vertue of the same charter, had their office to farme, in maner as before time was accustomed:The rent of the farme of the shiriffes of London increased. sauing that where they paid afore but thrée hundred and fiftie pounds, they paid now foure hundred and fiftie pounds. After which confirmation granted and passed vnder the kings broad seale, they chose for their maior Iohn Adrian, and for shiriffes Walter Potter and Iohn Tailor, the which were presented the 16 day of Iulie vnto the king at Westminster by his sonne prince Edward, and there admitted and sworne. Then was sir Hugh Fitz Othon discharged of the rule of the citie. The ci|tizens of their owne fréewill gaue vnto the king an hundred marks, and to his sonne prince Edward fiue hundred markes. Chron. Dun [...]. There was no great disorder at|tempted this yeare to the disquieting of the realme, sauing that certeine of the disherited gentlemen that belonged to the earle of Darbie, withdrew vn|to the forrest of the Peake in Darbishire, and there making their abode, spoiled and wasted the countries next adioining.

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