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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The liberties of London seized.The liberties of the citie were seized into the kings hands, and the authoritie of the maior vtterlie ceassed, the king appointing a warden to gouerne the citie, named sir Edward Darlingrug knight,A gardian ap|pointed to go|uerne the citie of London. that should both rule the citie, and see that euerie man had iustice ministred, as the case required. This sir Edward Darlingrug began to gouerne the citie of Lon|don by the name of lord warden, Anno Reg. 16. Sir Edward Darlingrug lord warden of London. the one and twen|tith of Iune, on which day the king entered into the 16 yeare of his reigne: by reason it was thought that the said sir Edward Darlingrug was ouer|fauourable to the citizens, he continued in his office but till the first of Iulie, and being then discharged,Darlingru [...] remoued, [...] Baldwine Radington made lord warden o [...] London. one sir Baldwine Radington, a right circumspect and discréet knight, was put in that roome, who knew how both to content the kings mind, and to comfort the citizens, and put them in hope of the kings fauour in time to be obteined, to the reliefe of their sorow and heauinesse.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 At length, the king, through sute and instant la|bour made by certeine noble men, speciallie the duke of Glocester, began somewhat to relent and pa|cifie himselfe, as touching his rigorous displeasure a|gainst the Londoners, calling to mind the great ho|nour he had diuerse waies receiued at their hands, with the great gifts which they had likewise bestowed vpon him, wherevpon he purposed to deale the more mildlie with them, and so sent for diuerse of the chiefe citizens to come vnto Windesor, where he then kept his court, there to shew foorth the priuileges, li|berties, and lawes of their citie, as well the new as old, that with the aduise of his councell, he might de|termine which should remaine in force, and which should be abolished. Herevpon,The liberties of London [...] part confir|med in part condemned. when the said priui|leges, and liberties were laid foorth, to the view of such persons as had to consider of them, some were ratified, some permitted by tolleration, and some vi|terlie condemned and abrogated.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Neither might they recouer at that present, ei [...]her the person or dignitie of their maior, nor obteine the kings entire fauour, till they had satisfied the king of the damages and iniuries by them doone, either to him or his people. And where he had beene at great charges, in preparing forces to chastise them, as he was determined, if they had not submitted them|selues vnto him, they were sure that their pursses must answer all that he had laid foorth about that matter. They therfore with humble submission, in re|compense & sa [...]isfaction of their trespasses, offered to giue him ten thousand pounds, but they were for this time sent home, and appointed to returne againe at a certeine day, not vnderstanding what they must pay, till the king with the aduise of his councell had ta|ken further order for them. At length, through such dailie sute as was made for the quieting of the kings hot displeasure towards the Londoners, he was contented to pardon all offenses past. But first, the ci|tizens were told, that the king meant to come from his manor of Shene, to the citie of London, and then vndoubtedlie, vpon knowledge had of their good meanings, hereafter to beare themselues like lo|uing subiects, they should obteine his fauour.

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