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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 In the moneth of Maie, prince Edward the kings sonne set forward on his iournie towards the holie land, and taking the sea at Douer, Anno Reg. 14 1270 Wil. Ris [...]am. Prince Ed|ward setteth forward to|wards the holie land. passed ouer into France, and came to Burdeaux, where he staied a while, and after went to Agues Mortes, and there tooke shipping, first sailing (as some write) vnto Thu|nis, where the christian armie, which Lewes the French king as then deceassed had brought thither, EEBO page image 275 was readie to depart, and so prince Edward, with the new French king Lewes and other princes passed ouer into Sicill, where he soiourned for the winter time. Matth. West. The king sick In this yeare the king was vexed with a gree|uous sicknesse: and the Irishmen in rebellion slue a [...]reat sort of Englishmen, as well magistrats, as o|thers in that countrie.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 When the spring of the yeare began to approach, prince Edward eftsoones tooke the sea, Anno Reg. 55. 1271 and finallie ar|riued at Acres with a thousand chosen men of warre, though there be writers that affirme, how there arri|ued with him of sundrie countries fiue thousand hors|men, and double the same number of footmen. But amongst those that went out of England with him, these we find as principall, Iohn de Britaine, Iohn de Uescie, Ot [...]s de Grantson, and Robert de Bruse, besides other. Of his noble chiualrie there atchiued, yée shall find a bréefe note in the description of the ho|lie land, and therefore here we omit the same. How|beit this is to be remembred,Prince Ed|ward arriueth at Acres. Abington. that whilest the lord Ed|ward soiorned there in the citie of Acres, he was in great danger to haue béene slaine by treason: for a traitorous Saracen of that generation which are called Arsacidae,Arsacide, of some named Assassini. and latelie reteined by the same lord Edward, and become verie familiar with him, found means one day as he sat in his chamber, to giue him three wounds, which suerlie had cost him his life, but that one of the princes chamberleins staied the trai|tors hand,Prince Edw. to traitorous|lie wounded. and somewhat brake the strokes, till other seruants came to the rescue, and slue him there in the place.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 ¶ There be that write, how prince Edward him|selfe, perceiuing the traitor to strike at his bellie, warded the blowe with his arme: and as the Sara|cen offered to haue striken againe, he thrust him backe to the ground with his foot, and catching him by the hand, wrested the knife from him, and thrusting him into the bellie, so killed him, though in strugling with him, he was hurt againe a little in the forhead: and his seruants withall comming to helpe him, one of them that was his musician, got vp a trestill and stroke out the braines of the traitor, as he laie dead on the ground, and was blamed of his maister for striking him, after he saw him once dead before his face, as he might perceiue him to be. Some write, that this traitor was sent from the great admerall of Iapha, on message to the prince Edward, and had béene with him diuerse times before,Port Iapha. & now making countenance to take forth letters, got foorth his knife, and attempted so to haue wrought his feat. Whatso|euer the man was, the prince was in great danger, by reason of the enuenimed knife wherewith he was wounded, so that it was long yer he could be perfect|lie whole.The genera|tion of the Ar|sacide, or Assass [...]ni. These Saracens called Arsacidae, are a wic|ked generation of men, infected with such a supersti|tious opinion, that they beléeue heauenlie blisse is purchased of them, if they can by anie means slea one of the enimies of their religion, & suffer themselues for that fact the most cruell death that may be deui|sed. ¶Prince Edward, after he was whole and reco|uered of his wounds, Anno Reg. 56. perceiuing that no such aid came into those parts out of christendome, as was looked for, tooke a truce with the enimies of our faith, and returned towards England, as hereafter shall be shewed.

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