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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 But now that there was a peace thus concluded betwixt the two kings,134 [...] it seemed to the English peo|ple that the sunne brake foorth after a long cloudie season, by reason both of the great plentie of althings, Thom. [...] and remembrance of the late glorious victories: for there were few women that were housekéepers within this land, but they had some furniture of hous|hold that had béene brought to them out of France, as part of the spoile got in Caen, Calis, Carenien, or some other good towne. And beside houshold stuffe, the English maides and matrones were bedecked and trimmed vp in French womens iewels and ap|parell, so that as the French women lamented for the losse of those things, so our women reioised of the gaine. In this 22 yeare, Anno Reg [...]. Great [...] from Midsummer to Christ|masse for the more part it continuallie rained, so that there was not one day and night drie togither, by reason whereof great flouds insued, and the ground therewith was sore corrupted, and manie inconueni|ences insued, as great sickenes, and other, in somuch that in the yeare following in France the people di|ed woonderfullie in diuerse places. In Italie also, and in manie other countries,1349 Anno Reg. 13. as well in the lands of the infidels, as in christendome,A great mor|talitie. this grieuous mor|talitie reigned to the great destruction of people. ¶A|bout the end of August, the like death began in di|uerse places of England, and especiallie in London, continuing so for the space of twelue moneths fol|lowing. And vpon that insued great barrennesse, as well of the sea, as the land,Dearth. neither of them yéelding such plentie of things as before they had doone. Wher|vpon vittels and corne became scant and hard to come by.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 About the same time died Iohn Stretford archbi|shop of Canturburie, after whome succéeded Iohn Ufford, who liued not in that dignitie past ten mo|neths, and then followed Thomas Bredwardin, who deceassed within one yeare after his consecration, so that then Simon Islep was consecrated archbishop by pope Clement the sixt, being the 53 archbishop that had sit in that seat. Within a while after, Wil|liam archbishop of Yorke died: in whose place suc|ceeded Iohn Torsbie, being the 44 archbishop that had gouerned that church. Moreouer in this 23 yeare of king Edwards reigne,A practise [...] betraie [...] the great mortalitie in England still continuing, there was a practise in hand for recouering againe of Calis to the French kings possession. The lord Geffrie of Charnie lieng in the towne of S. Omers, did practise with sir Am [...]rie de Pauie, to be receiued into the towne of Calis by the castell, secretlie in the night season. The Italian gaue eare to the lord Geffrie his sute; and to make few words, couenanted for the summe of twentie thousand crownes to betraie the towne vnto him, in such sort as he could best deuise.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 ¶ Here writers varie:Diuersitted writers. for Froissard saith that king Edward had information thereof, before that sir A|merie de Pauie vttered the thing himselfe; but the French chronicles, and also other writers affirme, that the Italian aduertised the king of all the drift and matter betwixt him & the lord Geffrie of Char|nie, before he went through with the bargaine. But whether by him or by other, truth it is the king was made priuie to the matter at Hauering Bower in Essex (where he kept the feast of Christmasse) & there|vpon departing from thence, he came to Douer, Fabian. Froissard. and the daie before the night of the appointment made for the deliuerie of the castell of Calis (hauing se|cretlie made his prouision (he tooke shipping,The king [...]cretlie pa [...]ouer to [...] and lan|ded the same night at Calis, in so secret maner, that but few of the towne vnderstood of his arriuall, he EEBO page image 379 brought with him out of England thrée hundred men of armes, and six hundred archers, whom he laid in chambers and towers within the castell, so closelie that few or none perceiued it, the maner he knew by sir Amerie de Pauie his aduertisements (according|lie as it was agréed betwixt them) that the lord Gef|frie of Charnie was appointed to come and enter the towne that night,The lord Geffrie de Charnie. for the king had commanded sir Amerie to proceed in merchandizing with the said lord Charnie, and onelie to make him priuie of the day & houre in the which the feat should be wrought.

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