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Compare 1577 edition: 1 About the latter end of October, Iohn of Eltham earle of Cornewall the kings brother departed this life at saint Iohns towne in Scotland:The [...] of the earle [...] Corne [...]l his bodie was afterwards conueied to Westminster, & there buried with all solemne funerals. The Scotish wri|ters affirme that he was slaine by his brother king Edward for the crueltie he had vsed in the west parts of Scotland, in sleaing such as for safegard of their liues fled into churches. Moreouer, in December there deceassed at S. Iohns towne aforesaid,The dec [...] of Hugh de Fresnes [...] of Lincol [...]. Hugh de Fresnes, that in right of the countesse of Lin|colne was intituled earle of Lincolne. He died of the flix, or (as was said) through excessiue cold, which in those quarters in that cold time of the yeare sore af|flicted the English people. ¶ In the meane time, Walter G [...]|burgh. Thom. Wa [...]. a|bout the feast of saint Luke the euangelist, the king went with an armie into Scotland toward the castell of Bothuille, and comming thither repared the same, which by the Scots had latelie before béene destroied. The baron Stafford at the same time comming to|wards the king with a power of men,The lord Stafford. tooke Douglas Dale in his waie, taking in the same a great preie of cattell and other things.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Before Christmasse the king returned into Eng|land, but the king of Scots remained all the winter in saint Iohns towne with a sober companie. When the king had setled the state of Scotland vnder the gouernement of the Balioll,A statute or|deined by [...] Scots in [...]|uour of [...] of England. those Scotishmen which tooke part with the Balioll, ordeined as it were in re|compense of king Edwards friendship a statute, whereby they bound themselues to the said king Ed|ward and his heires kings of England, that they should aid and assist him against all other princes: and whensoeuer it chanced that either he or any king of England being rightfull inheritor, had any wars against any prince, either within the land or without, the Scotishmen of their owne proper costs and ex|penses should find thrée hundred horssemen, & a thou|sand footmen well and sufficientlie arraied for the warre, the which thirtéene hundred men the Scots should wage for a whole yeare: & if the king of Eng|land ended not his warres within the yeare, then he to giue wages to the said number of thirteene hun|dred Scots, as he dooth to other of his souldiers and men of warre. There be that write, that the king of England should not onlie fortifie saint Iohns towne about this time, as before is mentioned, Polydor. but also saint Andrews, Cowper, Aberdine, Dunfermeling, with certeine other castels,Townes [...] by [...] Edwards [...] Scotland leauing garisons of men in the same. But for so much as ye may read sufficientlie of those troubles, in Scotland; and of the returne of king Dauid foorth of France, and how his realme was recouered out of the Baliols hands in the Sco|tish chronicles: we néed not here to make anie long discourse thereof.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The quéene was deliuered of hir second sonne at Hatfield, Th. [...] Croxden. who was therfore named William of Hat|field, who liued but a short time,13 [...] departing this world when he was but yoong. The king being returned home out of Scotland,The king [...] dieth toge|ther [...] mainte [...] [...] warres. sought by all waies possible how to recouer monie, both to supplie his charges for the Scotish wars, and also to furnish the other wars which he meant to take in hand against the French king: he got so much into his hands (as it is reported by writers) that it was verie scant and hard to come by throughout the whole realme: by reason of which EEBO page image 353 scarsitie and want of monie, or vpon some other ne|cessarie cause,Great [...]eap|nesse of w [...]rs end scarsitie of monie. vittels, and other chaffer and merchan|dize were excéeding cheape: for at London a quar|ter of wheat was sold for two shillings, a fat oxe for [...] shillings eight pence, a fat shéepe for six pence or eight pence, halfe a doozen of pigeons for one penie, a fat goose for two pence, a pig for one penie, and so all other v [...]tels after the like rate.

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