The Holinshed Project

Holinshed Project Home

The Texts

Previous | Next

Compare 1577 edition: 1

Additions to Adam Meri|muth.

A parlement at Northamp|ton.

A subsidie vp|on wooll.

The cleargie granteth a tenth.

In this twelfth yeare of king Edwards reigne at a councell holden at Northampton by the duke of Cornewall, lord warden of England in absence of the king his brother, and by manie of the prelats and barons of the realme, there was granted to the king a subsidie in wooll, to the great burthen of the com|mons: but for so much as the cleargie of the land was not present at that councell, it was ordeined that they should be called, and so they assembled in a conuocation at London the first day of October, in which the cleargie granted to the king a tenth for the third yeare then to come, ouer and besides the two tenths before granted, and that the tenth of this pre|sent yeare should be paid in shorter time than it was appointed: but they flatlie denied to grant their wools, which neuerthelesse the laitie paid, and that to their great hinderance, for it rose double to a fiftéene. From the beginning of October, to the beginning of December this yeare,Great raine. fell such abundance of raine that it hindered greatlie the husbandmen in sowing of their winter corne: and in the beginning of De|cember came such a vehement frost continuing the space of twelue wéeks, that it destroied vp all the séed almost that was sowne, by reason whereof small store of winter corne came to proofe in the summer following: but though there was no plentie, yet all kinds of graine were sold at a reasonable price,1339 Anno Reg. 13. through want of monie.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 The Frenchmen by sea sore troubled the sea coasts of this realme, speciallie where the champion coun|tries stretch towards the sea coasts. At Hastings in the feast of Corpus Christi,

The French|men inuade ye coasts of this land.

Plimmouth burnt.

they burnt certeine fisher|mens houses, and slue some of the inhabitants. Also in the hauens about Deuonshire and Cornewall, and towards Bristow, they tooke and burnt certeine ships, killing the mariners that came to their hands, and in the Whitsun-wéeke they landed at Plim|mouth, and burnt the more part of the towne: but Hugh Courtnie earle of Deuonshire, a man almost fourescore yeares of age,The earle of Deuonshire. and other knights and men of the countrie came against these Frenchmen, slea|ing such as came into their hands to the number of fiue hundred, as was estéemed, and chased the resi|due. ¶ The Scots also about the same time did much hurt and great mischéefe to the Englishmen both by sea and land. Rich. South.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 William Dowglas.In the beginning of Iulie the lord William Dow|glas, with a number of men of warre, returned from France home into England, and to him vpon his re|turne the castell of Cowper was deliuered, with all the countrie thereabouts. After this, comming to the siege of S. Iohns towne, which the gouernour the earle of Murrey, the erle of March, Hect. Boetius Patrike de Dun|barre, and other of the Scotish lords had besieged, at length it was surrendered by sir Thomas Uthred capiteine there of the English garison, departing in safetie home into England. Thrée daies before the feast of the Assumption of our ladie, there chanced in the night season such a mightie and sudden inunda|tion of water at Newcastell vpon Tine,A floud. that it bare downe a péece of the towne wall, six perches in length, néere to a place called Walknow, where a hundred and twentie temporall men with diuerse préests and manie women were drowned and la|mentablie perished.

Previous | Next