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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 About the feast of the Assumption of our ladie,Scots submit them to the king of Eng|land. di|uerse of the Scotish nobilitie came and submitted themselues to the king, namelie the earle of Atholl and others, but earle Patrike of Dunbarre, and the earle of Rosse, the lord Andrew de Murrey, the lord William Dowglas, and the lord William de Keth, and manie other would not come in, but assembling themselues togither, did all the mischéefe they could vnto those that had receiued the kings peace.The castell of Kildrummie. The earle of Atholl in the winter season, besieging the ca|stell of Kildrummie beyond the Scotish sea was set vpon by the earles of Dunbarre and Rosse,The earle of Atholl slaine. so that they slue him there in field, for his men fled from him (through some traitorous practise as was thought) and left him and a few other in all the danger. ¶The king of England being returned foorth of Scotland, remained for the most part of the winter in the north parts, and held his Christmasse at Newcastell vpon EEBO page image 352 Tine, and after the Epiphanie hauing assembled an armie readie to passe into Scotland, to reuenge the earle of Athols death, which he tooke verie displeasant|lie, there came in the meane time ambassadors both from the pope and the French king, and found the king of England at Berwike, readie with his armie to set forwards into Scotland. Anno Reg. 10. But these ambassa|dors did so much by intreatie with the two kings of England and Scotland, that about the feast of the Purification,A truce gran|ted to the Scots. a truce was agréed vpon to indure till midlent.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Then was a parlement to be holden at London, and herewith articles were drawne, and certeine pe|titions put foorth, vpon the which if the parties in the meane time could agrée, the peace accordinglie might be established, if not, then the warre to be pro|secuted as before. The chiefest article and petition which the Scots proponed, as desirous to be therein resolued, was to vnderstand which of the two that claimed the crowne of Scotland, to wit, Edward Balioll, and Dauid Bruce, had most right thereto. But when in the parlement time the lord Maurice de Murrey slue sir Geffrey de Rosse a Scotish knight, that was shiriffe of Aire and Lenarke, being of the Baliols side, for that in time of open warre the same sir Geffrey had slaine his brother,The stoutnes of Scots hin|dered the con|clusion of the peace. vpon respect of this presumptuous part, and by reason of such stoutnesse as the Scots otherwise shewed, no conclusion of peace could be brought to effect.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Before the feast of the Ascension, the king of Eng|land sent forward the king of Scots, the earles of Lancaster, Warwike, Oxford, and Anegos, and di|uerse lords and capteins with an armie, the which af|ter Whitsuntide entring into Scotland,

An armie sent into Scot|land.

S. Iohns towne for|tified.

passed ouer the Scotish sea, and comming to saint Iohns towne (which the Scots had burnt, despairing to defend it a|gainst the English power) they set in hand to fortifie it, compassing it with déepe diches and a strong ram|pier of earth. ¶ About the same time the king called a parlement at Northampton, where leauing the pre|lats and other to treat of such matters as were pro|poned, Adam Meri|muth. he himselfe rode northwards, and comming to Berwike, tooke with him a small band of men of armes, and setting forward, hasted foorth till he came to saint Iohns towne,The K. goeth into Scot|land. where he found the king of Scots, and other his nobles greatlie woondering at his comming thither so vnlooked for. After he had re|sted there a little, he tooke with him part of the armie, and passed forward ouer the mounteines of Scot|land euen vnto Elgen in Murrey and Inuernes, further by manie miles than euer his grandfather had gone.

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