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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Iusts in Smithfield.This yeare about Midsummer, there were solemne iusts proclaimed by the lord Robet Morley, which were holden in Smithféeld, where for challengers, came foorth one apparelled like to the pope, bringing with him twelue other in garments like to cardi|nals, which tooke vpon them to answer all commers, for thrée courses. On the defendants side, ran the prince of Wales, with manie earls, barons knights and esquires innumerable, so that those iusts conti|nued thrée daies togither, to the great pleasure of the beholders. ¶ This yeare, king Edward ordeined a certeine new coine of gold,1344 Anno Reg. 18. which he named the flo|ren, that is, the penie of six shillings eight pence, the halfe penie of the value of three shillings foure pence, and the farthing of the value of twentie pence. This coine was ordeined for his wars in France, the gold whereof was not so fine as the noble, which in the fourtéenth yeare of his reigne he had caused for to be coined. Th. Walsing. A chamber built within the castell of Windsore, called the round table. This yeare, the king caused a great number of artificers and labourers to be taken vp, whome he set in hand to build a chamber in the castell of Windsore, which was called the round table, the floore whereof, from the center or middle point, vnto the compasse throughout, the one halfe was (as Wal|singham writeth) an hundred foot, and so the diameter or compasse round about, was two hundred foot. The expenses of this worke amounted by the weeke, first vnto an hundred pounds, but afterward by reason of the wars that followed, the charges was diminished vnto two and twentie pounds the wéeke (as Thomas Walsingham writeth in his larger booke, intituled, the historie of England) or (as some copies haue) vn|to 9 pounds. I. Stow out of Henrie de Leicester. The Ile of Man. This yéere also, W. Montacute earle of Salisburie conquered the Ile of Man, out of the hands of the Scots, which Ile the king gaue vnto the said earle, and caused him to be intituled, and crow|ned king of Man. ¶ This Ile (as Robert Southwell noteth) was woone by the Scots, about the second yeare of Edward the second his reigne, who in the yeare before, to wit, anno Christi 1307, had giuen the same Ile vnto Péers de Gaueston, whom he had al|so made earle of Cornewall.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Moreouer, about the beginning of this eightéenth yeare of his reigne, king Edward held a solemne feast at his castell of Windsore, where betwixt Can|dlemasse and Lent, were atchiued manie martiall feats,Iusts & tor|nies holden at Windsore. and iusts, tornaments, and diuerse other the like warlike pastimes, at the which were present ma|nie strangers of other lands, and in the end thereof, he deuised the order of the garter, and after establi|shed it, as it is at this daie. There are six and twentie companions or confrers of this felowship of that order,The order of the garter founded. being called knights of the blew garter, & as one dieth or is depriued, an other is admitted into his place. The K. of England is euer chéefe of this order. They weare a blew robe or mantell, & a garter about their left leg, richlie wrought with gold and pretious stones, hauing this inscription in French vpon it, Honi soit qui mal y pense, Shame come to him that e|uill thinketh. This order is dedicated to S. George, as chéefe patrone of men of warre, and therefore euerie yeare doo the knights of this order kéepe so|lemne his feast, with manie noble ceremonies at the castell of Windsore, where king Edward founded a colledge of canons, or rather augmenting the same, ordeined therein a deane with twelue canons secu|lar, eight peticanons, and thirtéene vicars, thirteene clearks, and thirteene choristers.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The knights haue certeine lawes and rules apper|teining to their order, amongst the which this is chéef|lie to be obserued (as Polydor also notech) that they shall aid and defend one another, and neuer turne their backes or runne awaie out of the field in time of battell, where he is present with his souereigne lord, his lieutenant or deputie, or other capteine, ha|uing the kings power roiall and authoritie, and wher|as his banners, standards, or pennons are spred. The residue of the lawes and rules apperteining vnto this noble order, I doo here purposelie omit, for that the same in Looke in [...] description: Britaine. an other place more conuenient is ex|pressed, so far as may be thought expedient. But now touching these six and twentie noble men & knights, which were first chosen and admitted into the same or|der, by the first founder thereof, this king Edward the third, their names are as followeth.

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