The Holinshed Project

Holinshed Project Home

The Texts

Previous | Next

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 In this meane time king Henrie, being returned to London from saint Edmundsburie (as before yee haue heard) his sicknesse so increased vpon him, Anno Reg. 57. that finallie he departed at Westminster on the sixteenth day of Nouember, in the yeare of our Sauiour 1272. after he had liued threescore and fiue yeares, and reig|ned fiftie and six yeares,King Henrie departeth this life. and seauen and twentie daies. A little before his death, when he perceiued that he could no longer liue, he caused the earle of Glocester to come before him,The earle of Glocester. and to be newlie sworne to keepe the peace of the land, to the behoofe of his sonne prince Edward. His bodie was buried at Westminster. He had issue by his wife quéene E|lianor two sonnes, the foresaid Edward, prince of Wales, that succéeded him; and Edmund earle of Lancaster,The issue of king Henrie the third. by some authors surnamed Crouchbacke, though (as other affirme vntrulie) that this Edmund was the elder brother: but bicause he was a defor|med person, therefore his yonger brother Edward was preferred to the kingdome, which was deuised of purpose to conueie a right to king Henrie the fourth, which fetched the descent from the said Ed|mund, and by force vsurped and held the crowne, as after it may appeare. Moreouer, king Henrie had thrée daughters by the said Elianor, as Margaret maried to Alexander king of Scots,His proporti|on of bodie. Beatrice whom the duke of Britaine had to wife, and Catharine which died before she was mariable.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 He was of bodie well cast and strong, of a good sta|ture in heigth, well fauoured of face, with the lid of one of his eies comming downe, so as it almost co|uered the apple of the same eie. Of nature he was courteous,His conditiõs and of stomach rather noble than stout; a deuout prince and liberall towards the poore and née|die. Yet he wanted not dispraise in some points, namelie for that in ordering of things and weightie affaires, he vsed small consideration. He was also noted to be a great taker of monie by leanes, taxes, and subsidies: but there vnto he was inforced by ne|cessitie, to beare the charges of warre and other pub|like affaires, than of any couetous mind or purpose to serue his owne turne. ¶What capteins of honour among the nobilitie liued in his time, it may appeare by the course of the historie of his age.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Of sundrie learned men these we find mentioned in maister Bales centuries and others. Walter of Couentrie an historiographer: Radulphus Niger that wrote both histories and other treatises, Gerua|sius de Melkelie, Albricius of London, Robert Cur|son a man excellentlie learned both in diuine and hu|maine letters, so that comming to the court of Rome he there grew in such estimation, that he became a cardinall, of whom we find this recorded by Matthew Westminster and Matthew Paris. [At the taking of Damiate, a citie in Aegypt, there was with Pelagi|us, the cardinall of Alba, the popes legat, master Ro|bert Curson an Englishman a most famous clerke, borne of a noble house, and cardinall of the church of Rome.] These are reported to florish in the daies both of king Iohn and king Henrie his sonne.

Previous | Next