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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The same yeare in October, an English archer of the garison of Calis, named Iohn of Dancaster, by licence of the lord deputie of Calis, tooke with him threescore persons men of armes and archers, and in the night that goeth before the feast daie of S. Uin|cent, in the last quarter of the same night, he com|ming to the castell of Guines,The castell of Guines woone. found as well the watch as others fast as [...]pe, wherevpon he passed a water that adioined to the castell, wading vp to the girdle, and so came to the wall, where he & his com|panie rearing vp ladders, mounted by the same so se|cretlie, that slaieng the watch, being not past thrée or foure persons that were on the wals, they entred the castell, and finding the Frenchmen asleepe, slue those that vpon their wakening made any defense, and tooke the residue, whome they suffered to depart: and by this meanes they wan the castell, finding great store of vittels within, and so as they found it, they kept it to the king of Englands vse. The French hi|stories declare, that one Guilliam de Beauconroy that was capteine of this castell, betraied the place to the Englishmen, for a summe of monie, and when the French king required restitution bicause the truce was not yet expired, Polydor. he was shifted off with this for|ged answer, that nothing was excepted by the assu|rance of the truce, concerning things that should be bought and sold. The Frenchman that betraied it, was shortlie after put to execution at Amiens.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 In this yeare were the first peeces of siluer called grotes and halfe grotes of foure penc [...] & two pence the peece stamped, by the kings appointment,Grotes [...] hal [...]e [...] fi [...]st [...] through the counsell of William de Edington bishop of Winchester lord treasur [...]r. Before that time, there were no other coines, but the noble halfe noble, and quarter noble, with the péeces of siluer called ster|lings. Bicause these new péeces wanted of the weight of the old sterling coine, the prices as well of vittels as of other wares, did dailie rise and ser|uants and workemen waxing more craftie than be|fore time they had beene, demanded great wages, ¶ This yeare, vpon the euen of the Assumption of our lodie, sir Iohn Bentlie knight,1 [...]5 [...] Anno. Reg as then lord warden of Britaine, fought with the lord Guie de Neell, marshall of France (latelie ransomed out of capti|uitie) in the parts of Britaine, néere to a place called Mouron, betwixt Rennes and Pluremell, where the said marshall was slaine,Mouron. togither with the lord of Briquebeke the Chateline of Beauuais, and diuerse other both Britains and Frenchmen.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 In the seuen and twentith yeare of his reigne, K. Edward held a parlement at Westminster,135 [...] Anno. Reg. [...] after the feast of Easter, in which an ordinance was deuised, Tho. Walsi In the pri [...]|ted books of statutes [...] sho [...]ld ap|peare, that this parle|ment was rather h [...]l|den in the [...] yeare of the kings reig [...] what wages seruants and laborers should be allow|ed, prohibiting them to receiue aboue the rate which they were accustomed to take before the yeare of the great mortalitie. Seruants and laborers were in deed growen to be more subtill than before time they had béene; but by reason of the prices of things were inhanced, it is like they demanded greater wages than they had doone before time: and one cause of the dearth was imputed to the new coine of monie, be|ing of lesse weight in the value thereof, than before it had béene, so that [...]he bishop of Winchester being lord treasuror, who had counselled the king to ordeine those grotes and halfe grotes, was euill spoken of a|mongst the people.Statutes [...] making of clothes. In this parlement there were sta|tutes also made, that clothes should in length and in breadth through the realme, beare the same assise, as was ordeined in the parlement holden at North|ampton. Also, that all weares, milles, and other lets,Weares and milles. should be remooued foorth of riuers, that might be a|ny hinderance of ships, boats, or lighters to passe vp and downe the same. But these good ordinances tooke little or none effect, by reason of bribes that walked abroad, and fréendship of lords and great men, that sought rather their owne commoditie, than the com|mon-wealths.

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