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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 Whilest the king was thus at Douer with the earle of Flanders,The lord La|timer. the lord Latimer came from the lord Iohn de Montford, to vnderstand his pleasure, touching the offers that were made for peace, vpon whose returne with answer, the peace was conclu|ded as before yee haue heard. This yeare was Peter king of Castile chased out of his realme,The king of Castile chased out of his realme. Froissard. by his ba|stard brother Henrie, which was aided in that enter|prise by sir Berthram de Cleaquin latelie deliuered, and other Frenchmen; so that the said Henrie was crowned at Burgus, vpon Easter daie: wherefore the said Peter was constreined to flee, and so came to Burdeaux to sue for aid at the hands of the prince of Wales. This yeare by the kings commandement,Peter pence. a restraint was ordeined, that Peter pence should not be from thencefoorth anie more gathered within this realme, nor anie such paiment made at Rome, which had béene vsed to be paid there, euer since the daies of Ine, king of Westsaxons, which ordeined this pai|ment toward the maintenance of a schoole for Eng|lish scholers.Ine king of Westsaxons. But howsoeuer this paiment was abro|gated at this time by king Edward, it was after re|newed againe, and the monie gathered in certeine shires of this realme, till the daies of king Henrie the eight, so greatlie preuailed the vsurped power of that beast of Rome, which had poisoned the princes of the world with the dregs of his abhomination, whose glorie shall end in shame, his honor turne to horror, and his ambitious climing vp aloft aboue all princi|palitie (to be compeere with God) shall haue an irre|couerable ruine; as long agone, and of late like|wise hath beene and now is prophesied of him, that he may readilie read his owne downefall into hell:

In rapidas acherontis aquas, qui gloria mundi
Papafuit, lapsu corruet ille graui:
Corruet vt rapidum descendit ab aethere fulmen,
Corruet in stygios tempus in omne lacus.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 5 6 In this yeare fell great abundance of raine in the time of haie haruest,A rainie haruest. Caxton. so that much corne and haie was lost. ¶ There was also such fighting amongst spar|rowes in that season, that they were found dead on the ground in great numbers. Also, there followed great mortalitie of people,Death. the sicknesse being so sharpe and vehement, that manie being in perfect health ouer night when they went to bed, were found dead in the morning. Also, manie died of the small pocks, both men, women, and children. ¶ Moreouer this yeare, Simon Is [...]ep archbishop of Canturbu|rie departed this life, and Simon Langham bishop of Elie succeeded in his place.K. Richard the second borne. This yeare at Burde|aux, was borne the second sonne of prince Edward named Richard, on the third daie of Aprill; his god|father at the fontstone was Iames K. of Maiorke. ¶ Peter the king of Spaine, who (as yee haue heard) was expelled out of his realme by his bastard bro|ther, made such earnest sute to the prince of Wales for aid to be restored home, that finallie the prince ad|uertising his father king Edward of the whole mat|ter, by aduise from him, determined to bring home the said king Peter, Froissard. and to restore him againe to his kingdome, by force of armes, in despite of all his aduersaries.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 The prince indéed was verie desirous to take this enterprise vpon him, both of a certeine pitifull affec|tion EEBO page image 398 to relieue the miserable state of king Peter, and also of an ardent desire which he had to purchase a glorious fame thorough martiall deeds, and noble acts of chiualrie. Therfore hauing this occasion to im|ploie his time in such exercises, and now comman|ded thereto of his father, he was excéedinglie glad in his mind, and with all spéed that might be, made his prouision both of a sufficient armie of men of warre, and also of all other things necessarie for the furni|ture of such an enterprise: but first, he tooke good as|surance of king Peter, for the paiment of the soldi|ers wages: so the king left at Baionne thrée of his daughters, Beatrice, Constance, and Isabell as pledges, for performance of all the couenants agreed betwixt him and the prince.

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