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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 Anno Reg. 13. Wickleuists increase.In this season, the followers of Wickliffes doc|trine maruellouslie increased, speciallie in the dio|cesse of Sarum, where they had manie that tooke vp|on them as ministers, both to preach the word, and to dispense the sacraments. This they did in secret: but they were discouered by one that had beene of their fellowship, who declared to the bishop of Salisburie at his man or of Sonning, all the whole circumstan|ces thereof, as he knew. There were of them that preached in those daies earnestlie against pilgrima|ges, calling such images as the people had in most veneration, as that at Walsingham, and the rood of the north doore at Paules in London, rotten stocks, and worme eaten blocks, through which the vnskil|full people being mocked and deceiued, were com|pelled most manifestlie to commit idolatrie. The bi|shops (saith Thomas Walsingham) hearing, behol|ding, and knowing these things with much more, to be true, did little or nothing to redresse the same, saue onlie the bishop of Norwich who stirred coles, swea|ring and staring, that if anie of that sect presumed to preach anie peruerse doctrine within his diocesse, he would cause them either to hop headlesse, or to frie a fagot for it: he was therefore not a little praised and extolled by the moonks and other religious men (as should appeare) for that his zeale.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 The duke of Lancaster re|turneth into Englãd foorth of Gascoigne.In Nouember, the duke of Lancaster came foorth of Gascoigne into England, after he had remained first in Spaine, and after in Gascoigne, thrée yeares togither. Of his successe in Spaine is spoken before, & likewise of the agréement betwixt the king of Ca|st [...]le, & the said duke, which was not in all points con|firmed, till a little before his returne now into Eng|land.A councell hol+den at Reding where ye duke of Lancaster reconcileth the king and the lords. About the same time the king had called a coun|cell of his nobilitie at Reading, to the which the duke of Lancaster made the more hast to come, bicause he knew that the king would shew no good countenance to some of the noblemen; and therefore he doubted least malicious offenses might arise betwixt them, which to appease he meant the best he could, and his trauell came to good effect: for he did so much, that as well the king as the lords departed from the councell as freends, the lords taking their leaues of him in lo|uing maner, and he courteouslie bidding them fare|well: and so each of them resorted vnto their homes well pleased for that present. ¶ The king held his Christmasse this yéere at Woodstoke, and the duke of Lancaster laie at his castell of Hertford.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 At the same time the lord Iohn de Hastings earle of Penbroke, as he was practising to learne to iust, through mishap was striken about the priuie parts,The earle of Penbroke as he was lear|ning to iust is wounded to death. by a knight called sir Iohn S. Iohn, that ran against him, so as his inner parts being perished, death pre|sentlie followed. The losse of this earle was greatlie bemoned by men of all degrees, for he was liberall, gentle, humble, and courteous to each one, aboue all the other yoong lords in the land of his time. Of this earles ancestors this is reported for a thing strange and maruelous, that from the daies of Aimer de Ua|lence earle of Penbroke, that was one amongst o|ther that sat in iudgement of Thomas earle of Lan|caster, there was not anie earle of Penbroke succée|ding the same Aimer de Ualence, vnto the daies of this yoong earle by misfortune thus slaine, that euer saw his father, nor yet anie of their fathers might reioise in the sight of anie of their sonnes, being still called hence, before the time came for them so to doo.

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