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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 5 About the same time the French king sent into Scotland the admerall of France, [...] Meir. Froissard. The French king aideth Scots against Englishmen. with a thousand men of armes, knights, and esquiers, besides crosse|bowes and other to ioine with the Scots, and to make warres in England. The Scots incouraged with this new aid, sent to them out of France, leuied a power, & so togither with the Frenchmen, entered into the English confines,

The Scots inuade the frontiers of England.

Anno Reg. 9.

and began to rob & spoile, and further tooke certeine castels and houses of de|fense. The king of England aduertised hereof, assem|bled an huge power of men of warre, and first sent before him the duke of Lancaster with part of the armie,The K. goeth with an armie against the Scots. and afterward followed himselfe, with all conuenient spéed that might be. At his comming in|to the parts about Yorke, he was informed that the Scots and Frenchmen were withdrawne vpon the duke of Lancasters approch towards them, but the king thought to kéepe on his iournie. Whilest he was lodged in those parts, a great mischance happe|ned,Uariance be|twéene sir Iohn Hol|lands seruãts and the lord Richard Stafford. by reason of variance that fell betwixt certeine persons of the retinue of sir Iohn Holland brother vnto the earle of Kent and halfe brother to the king, and other of the retinue of the lord Richard Stafford sonne to the earle of Stafford.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 The cause of their falling out was about a knight of Boheme, called sir Miles, that was come to see the queene. This knight kept companie most an end with the lord Richard Stafford: and chancing to be at words with two of sir Iohn Hollands seruants, there came two archers perteining to the lord Staf|ford, which blamed them, that were so about to misuse the stranger in words, as they tooke it: the strife here|by grew to that point in the end,The lord Ri|chard Staf|ford slaine by sir Iohn Holland. that one of the ar|chers shot at one of sir Iohn Hollands seruants, and slue him. This mishap being reported to sir Iohn Holland, set him in such a furie (by reason of the loue which he had to his seruant) that immediatlie he rush|ed foorth of his lodging, to reuenge his death, and through misfortune méeting with the lord Stafford, slue him, and doubting in what sort his déed might be taken, fled streight vnto Beuerlie, and there tooke sanctuarie. The erle of Stafford tooke this misaduen|ture right heauilie, as reason was: yet bicause he would not trouble the host, nor disappoint the iournie which they had in hand, vpon the kings promise that he would doo vpright iustice in the matter, as should be thought meet and conuenient, he bare his gréefe so patientlie as he might, so that he wan himselfe much praise for his wisedome therein shewed.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Hect. Boetius. The king aduancing forwards with his armie, came to the borders, and entring into Scotland, pas|sed thorough Mers and Louthian, wasting and spoi|ling all the townes, houses and villages in his waie. The abbeies of Melros, Driburgh, and Newbottell were burnt, and those moonks and other people that were found in the same were slaine. At his comming to Edenburgh,Edenburgh burnt by king Richard. he found all the people fled out of the towne, but the houses and buildings he consumed with fire, togither with the church of saint Giles. At the humble sute of his vncle the duke of Lancaster, Holie rood house was preserued from hurt, for that the same duke in time of the rebellion of the com|mons here in England, was lodged in that house, and found much gentlenesse and freendship in the ab|bat and conuent; so that he could doo no lesse than re|quite them with kindnesse, at whose hands he found kindnesse; for we are bound in conscience to tender them by whome we haue béene benefited (vnlesse we will be counted vnciuill, according to the old adage)

Arbor honoretur cuius nos vmbra tuetur.

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