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Compare 1577 edition: 1 Yée haue heard, that in the yeare 1392, Robert Uéer duke of Ireland departed this life in Louaine in Brabant. Anno Reg. 19. King Richard therefore this yeare in Nouember, caused his corps being imbalmed, to be conueied into England, and so to the priorie of Col|nie in Essex,The duke of Irelãds corps conueied from Louaine into England, and there roiallie interred. appointing him to be laid in a coffine of cypresse, and to be adorned with princelie garments, hauing a chaine of gold about his necke, and rich rings on his fingers. And to shew what loue and af|fection he bare vnto him in his life time, the king caused the coffine to be opened, that he might behold his face bared, and touch him with his hands: he ho|nored his funerall exequies with his presence, ac|companied with the countesse of Oxenford, mother to the said duke, the archbishop of Canturburie, and manie other bishops, abbats, and priors: but of no|ble men there were verie few, for they had not yet digested the enuie and hatred which they had concei|ued against him.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Froissard. In this meane while, the duke of Lancaster was in Gascoigne, treating with the lords of the coun|trie, and the inhabitants of the good townes, which vtterlie refused to receiue him otherwise than as a lieutenant or substitute to the king of England,The Gas|coignes send vnto K. Rich. signifieng vn|to him, that they ought not to be di|ui [...]ed from the crowne. and in the end addressed messengers into England, to signifie to the king, that they had beene accustomed to be gouerned by kings, and meant not now to be|come subiects to anie other, contrarie to all reason, sith the king could not (sauing his oth) alien them from the crowne. The duke of Lancaster vsed all waies he might deuise, how to win their good wils, and had sent also certeine of his trustie councellors ouer hither into England, as sir William Perreer, sir Peter Clifton, and two clearkes learned in the lawe, the one called maister Iohn Huech, and the o|ther maister Iohn Richards a canon of Leicester, to plead and sollicit his cause.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 But to be breefe, such reasons were shewed, and such matter vnfolded by the Gascoignes, whie they ought not be separated from the crowne of Eng|land, that finallie (notwithstanding the duke of Glo|cester, and certeine other were against them) it was decréed, that the countrie and duchie of Aquitaine should remaine still in demesne of the crowne of England, least that by this transporting thereof,The grant of the duchie of Aquitaine to the duke of Lancaster re|uoked. it might fortune in time, that the heritage thereof should fall into the hands of some stranger, and eni|mie to the English nation, so that then the homage and souereigntie might perhaps be lost for euer. In|deed, the duke of Glocester, being a prince of an high mind, & loth to haue the duke of Lancaster at home, being so highlie in the kings fauor, could haue béene well pleased, that he should haue enioied his gift, for that he thought thereby to haue borne all the rule a|bout the king, for the duke of Yorke was a man ra|ther coueting to liue in pleasure, than to deale with much businesse, and the weightie affaires of the realme.

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