The Holinshed Project

Holinshed Project Home

The Texts

Previous | Next

Edward Hastings knight brother of the last Hugh began the contention with Reinold Greie lord of Ruthine, for the right of the lands, honors, and armes without difference of the last Iohn Hastings earle of Penbroke. This sute began about the eight yeare of Henrie the fourth, and continued at least vntill the fift yeare of Henrie the fift, if not longer; but in the end (notwithstanding manie false pedegrees coun|terfeited by this Hastings, and his vncle Henrie bi|shop of Norwich, one of the house of the Spensers) yet it was adiudged against the said sir Edward Ha|stings in the marshals court, that the lands, honors, and armes without difference, as the last Iohn Ha|stings earle of Penbroke did beare them, with the armes of William Ualence earle of Penbroke, should be onelie borne by the said lord Greie of Ru|thine and his heires, as being of the whole blood, and next heire to the said last Iohn Hastings earle of Penbroke: and that the said Edward Hastings should vtterlie be barred to beare the armes of Ha|stings, but quartered with the armes of Folliot, as onelie descending of the halfe blood to the said last earle of Penbroke of that name. And that all other pedegrees what so euer (except this) are false, and of purpose contriued, as appeareth by a notable booke and monument thereof remaining in the hands of Henrie Greie now earle of Kent (descended of the said Reinold Greie of Ruthine) conteining all the processe, examinations, witnesses, pedegrees & iudge|ments thereof, more plainelie maie appeare. In which contention there was shewed a matter by the deposition of sir William Hoo knight not vnworthie to be remembred (though it touch not the Hastings) concerning armorie and bearing of differences in armes, which was, that the said sir William said on his oth in the tenth yeare of Henrie the fourth, that before the times of Edward the third, the labell of three points was the different appropriat and appur|tenant for the cognizance of the next heire; but the same king made his sons to beare the entire armes with labels of thrée points, with certeine differences in the said labels, to be knowen the one from the o|ther, except his sonne the duke of Glocester, who bare a border about the armes of France and England. And thus, this much Francis Thin touching the name of Hastings.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 5 6 In this yeare Thomas earle of Lancaster, for the opinion which had béene conceiued of him, by reason of miracles and other respects,The earle of Lancaster ca|nonized for [...] saint. was canonized for a saint. The mondaie next after the feast of saint Hi|larie, a parlement was begun at Westminster, in which there was a bill exhibited by the commons, that the lords and great men of the realme should not giue to their men badges to weare as their cog|nizances; by reason that through the abuse thereof,A bill against wearing of badges. manie great oppressions, imbraseries, vnlawfull maintenances, and wrongs were practised, to the hin|derance of all good orders, lawes, and iustice. The lords would not consent altogither to laie downe their badges;No reteine [...] to weare badges. but yet they agreed that none should weare any such cognizance except their seruants of houshold, and such as were in ordinarie wages by the yeare. ¶ In the same parlement, certeine persons that had gone about some new rebellion in Kent, be|ing apprehended, were condemned, and so were drawne and hanged. ¶ There was also an act made against such as should passe the seas, to purchase pro|uisions (as they termed them) in any church or chur|ches. And if any from thencefoorth attempted so to doo, he should be reputed and taken as a rebell.An act aga [...] mediators is wilfull mur|derers. Also there was an act prouided against those that com|mitted any wilfull murder, that none should presume EEBO page image 473 to sue for their pardon. A duke or an archbishop that so sued, should forfeit to the king an hundred pounds. Likewise an earle or a bishop, an hundred marks, &c.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Moreouer, in this parlement it was granted, that the king should haue of euerie sacke of wooll fortie shillings, of the which ten shillings should be applied presentlie to the kings vses, and thirtie shillings resi|due of the fourtie shillings should remaine in the hands of the treasurors, towards the bearing forth of the charges of wars when any chanced. ¶ Also there was a subsidie granted of six pence in the pound, foure pence to the vse last mentioned, and two pence to be imploied at the kings pleasure. In the same parlement, Iohn duke of Lancaster was created duke of Aquitaine,The duke of Lancaster made duke of Aquitaine. receiuing at the kings hand the rod and cap, as inuestures of that dignitie. Also the duke of Yorke his sonne and heire was created earle of Rutland.Great tem|pest. In the fift of March a sore and terrible wind rose, with the violence whereof, much hurt was doone, houses ouerthrowne, cattell destroied, and trees ouerturned. After this insued great mortalitie by pestilence,Great plague. so that much youth died euerie where, in ci|ties and townes, in passing great numbers. Here|with followed a great dearth of corne, so that a bushell of wheat in some places was sold at thirtéene pence,Great dearth. which was thought to be at a great price.

Ab. Fl. out of Henrie Knigh|ton canon of Leicester abbeie.

A roiall hun|ting.

¶ About the feast of S. Peter ad Vincula, Iohn duke of Lan|caster caused a great méeting of the nobles and péeres of the realme to hunt at Leicester in the for|rest and all the parkes there to him apperteining. On the saturdaie the king and quéene were present, the archbishop of Yorke, the duke of Yorke, Thomas Woodstoke duke of Glocester, the earle of Arundell Iohn of Holland, the earle of Huntington, with o|ther bishops, lords and ladies a great manie, and on thursdaie next following the king departing from thence towards Notingham soiourned with the lord of Beaumont besides Loughborrow.

Previous | Next