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Compare 1577 edition: 1 The death of the Scotish king.The nineteenth of March, died Alexander king of Scotland, by a fall which he caught as he ran a stir|ring horsse: he left no issue behind him, nor any cer|teine knowne heire to succéed him, by reason wherof insued great harme to that relme (as in the Scotish historie may more at large appeare.) The manner of whose death (as in Richard Southwell I find it repor|ted) I haue thought good breeflie to touch, for that in recitall thereof, he somewhat disagreeth from the Scotish historie. Rich. South. There went (saith he) a common speach through Scotland all this yeare, before the kings death, that on the same ninetéenth of March the daie of iudgement should be: wherevpon, as the said king sat at dinner in the castell of Edenburgh, hauing a dish of excellent good lampries before him, he sent part therof to one of the lords that sat at some other table not far from him, and willed him by the gentleman that bare it, to be merrie, and haue in min [...] that this was the day of doome. The lord sent him thanks againe, and praied the messenger to tell the king merilie, [...] if this were the daie of doome, they should rise to iudgement spéedilie with their bel|lies filled with good meats and drinks. After they had dined, and the night began to draw on, he tooke his horsse, and onlie accompanied with thrée gentlemen, would needs ride to Kingorne, where the queene his new wife then laie, and before he could get vnto In|nerkenin, it was darke night, so that he tooke there two guides to lead him the waie: but they had not ridden past two miles, but that the guides had quite lost the waie, so that they were driuen to giue their horsses libertie to beat it out themselues.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Herewithall the king being seuered from his com|panie, how he ruled his horsse it is hard to saie, but downe he was throwne, and immediatlie died with the vehement fall which he thus caught, either head|long downe one of the cliffes or otherwise, and thus he came to his end, on a mondaie, being saint Cuth|berts euen the nineteenth of March (as before is no|ted) after he had reigned six & thirtie yeares and nine moneths, as the same Southwell saieth; who also (contrarie to that which Hector Boetius writeth) af|firmeth, that the same daie was so tempestuous with wind, snow, haile and raine, that he and manie other that then liued and felt it, durst not vncouer their fa|ces, in going abroad against the bitter northerne wind, that droue the snow and sleet most vehementlie vpon them. And although that such fowle weather might haue staied him from taking his iournie in that sort, yet he made no accompt thereof, as he that was accustomed to ride as well in fowle weather as faire, and spared neither for tempest, waters, nor craggie rocks, thicke nor thin; for all was one to him, oftentimes taking his iournie in disguised apparell, accompanied onlie with one seruant. But to returne vnto the dooings in England.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 In this yeare the king tooke escuage, fortie shillings of euerie knights fee, towards the charges of his last wars in Wales. ¶ A parlement was holden at Westminster, at the which were made the statutes called Additamenta Glocestriae, or rather the statutes of Westminster the second.

Anno Reg. 14.

Fabian. Thomas Pi|wilesdon a citizen of London.

In the fouretéenth yeare of king Edward, a citizen of London named Tho|mas Piwilesdon, who in time of the barons warres had béene a great dooer, to stir the people against king Henrie, was now accused, that he with other should go about to make new disturbance within the citie: whereof inquirie being made and had before sir Rafe Standish, then custos or gardian of the ci|tie,He with other are banished the citie. the said Piwilesdon and other, to the number of fiftie, were banished the citie for euer. ¶Also, whereas of old time before this season, the merchant strang|ers were vsed to be lodged within the dwelling hou|ses of the citizens of London, and sold all their mer|chandize by procuration of their hosts, for the which their said hosts had a certeine allowance, after the rate of euerie pound: now it was ordeined, that the said merchant strangers might take houses to hire,A new order for merchant strangers. for to inhabit therein, & for stowage of their wares, & no citizen to intermeddle with them or their wares: by reason whereof they vsed manie deceits, both in vttering counterfeit wares, and also vniust weights. Moreouer, much of those wares, which they should haue waied at the K. beame, they weighed at home within their houses, to the hinderance of the kings custome.Strangers [...]mmitted to the towre. Where vpon search being made vpon a sud|den, and their weights found and prooued false, twen|tie of the said strangers were arrested and sent to the towre, and their weights burnt, destroied and broken to péeces in Westcheape, on thursdaie before the feast of Simon and Iude. Finallie, the said merchants were deliuered, being put to a fine of a thousand pounds, after sore and hard imprisonment.

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