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Compare 1577 edition: 1 Anno Reg. 11. Ri. Southwell. In the eleuenth yeare of king Edward the second his reigne, vpon the saturdaie night before Midlent sundaie, the towne of Berwike was betraied to the Scots,Berwike be|traied to the Scots. through the treason of Peter Spalding. The castell held good tacke a while, till for want of vittels they within were constreined to deliuer it into the Scotishmens hands, who wan also the same time the castell of Harbotell,Castels woon by the Scots. Werke, and Medford, so that they possessed the more part of all Northumberland, euen vnto Newcastell vpon Tine, sauing that cer|teine other castels were defended against them. In Maie they entred with an armie further into the land, burning all the countrie before them, till they came to Ripon, which towne they spoiled, and tarieng there thrée daies, they receiued a thousand marks of those that were got into the church, and defended it a|gainst them, for that they should spare the towne, and not put it to the fire, as they had alreadie doone the townes of Northalerton and Bourghbridge as they came forwards.Northalerton and Bourgh|bridge burnt. In their going backe they burnt Knaresbourgh, and Skipton in Crauen, which they had first sacked, and so passing through the middest of the countrie, burning and spoiling all before them, they returned into Scotland with a maruellous great multitude of cattell, beside prisoners, men and women, and no small number of poore people, which they tooke with them to helpe to driue the cattell.

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Anno Reg. 12. Additions to Triuet.

The king & the earle of Lancaster made fréends.

In the 12 yeare of Edward the seconds reigne, in August, the king and the earle of Lancaster came to talke togither in a plaine beside Leicester, where they were made freends to the outward shew, so that in the yeare next following, the said earle went with the king to the siege of Berwike. About the feast of the Natiuitie of our ladie, the two cardinals, which were yet remaining in England, sent foorth com|mandements vnto all the prelats and priests with|in the realme, that thrée times in euerie solemne masse,Rob. Bruce pronounced accursed. they should denounce Robert Bruce that cal|led himselfe king of Scotland accursed, with all his councellors and fautors, and on the behalfe of the pope, they depriued him by denunciation of all ho|nour, and put all his lands vnder interdiction, dis|abling all their children [to the second degrée] that held with him, as vnworthie & vnfit to receiue or take vpon them any ecclesiasticall function. They de|nounced also all the prelats of Scotland and men of religion, exempt, and not exempt, excommunicate and accursed.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Hen. Marl. The lord Roger Mortimer returned againe into England, and Alexander Bicnor was made cheefe iu|stice of Ireland. ¶ Also Edward Bruce, with sir Walter and sir Hugh La [...]ie, bringing with them a great armie, returned out of Scotland; and arriued at Dundalke, on the day of saint Calix [...] the pope. But neere to the same place sir Iohn Belmingham, Th. Walsing. Continuation of Triuet. Richard Tute, and Miles of Ue [...]don, with a power of 1 [...]24 men incountred them, and slue the said Ed|ward le Bruce, and aboue the number of 8200 men, or (as other haue) but 5800. The said sir Iohn Bir|mingham brought the head of Edward le Bruce ouer into England, and presented it to the king. Wherevpon the king in recompense of his seruice, gaue vnto him the earledome of Louth, to hold to him and his heires males, and the baronie of Athird to him and his heires generall.

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