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Compare 1577 edition: 1 This yeare (by reason of great tempests) raging winds, and raine, there rose such scarsitie, Anno Reg. 17. Dearth of vittels. that wheat was sold at three shillings foure pense the bushell, wine at twelue pense the gallon, baisalt at fourtéene pense the bushell, and malt at thirteene shillings foure pense the quarter, and all other graines at ex|cessiue prices aboue the old rate. ¶ Wherevpon Steuen Browne (saith Polychronicon) at the same season maior of London, Abr. Fl. ex Polychr. tendering the state of the citie in this want of breadcorne, sent into Pruse cer|teine ships, which returned loden with plentie of rie: wherwith he did much good to the people in that hard time, speciallie to them of the citie, where the want of corne was not so extreame as in some other places of the land,Bread made of ferne roots. where the poore distressed people that were hungerbitten, made them bred of ferne roots, and v|sed other hard shifts, till God prouided remedie for their penurie by good successe of husbandrie.]

Compare 1577 edition: 1 In the moneth of Iune, the earle of Huntington (as Steward of Guien) with two thousand archers, and foure hundred speares was sent into Gascoigne, as a supplie to the countrie and cõmons of the same: EEBO page image 617 for the king of England and his councell were infor|med, that the earle of Dunois laie in the frontiers of Tholouse secretlie, by rewards and faire promises practising to procure diuerse townes in Guien to be|come French. Wherefore this earle (like a politike warrior) altered not onelie the capteins in euerie towne and citie,A seat of a po|litike capteine & wise coun|cellor. but also remoued the magistrates, and changed the officers from towne to towne, and roome to roome; so that by this meanes, the earle of Dunois at that time lost both trauell and [...]ost.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 In the same moneth also, sir Richard Wooduile, sir William Chamberleine, sir William Peito, and sir William Storie, with a thousand men, were sent to stuffe the townes in Normandie, which at that time had therof great néed: for the English capteins had small confidence in the Normans, and not too much in some of their own nation. For that harlot briberie, with hir fellow couetousnesse,Two shrewd persuaders. ran so fast abroad with French crownes, that hard was it to remaine vncor|rupted. In this yeare, the Dolphin of France alied with Iohn duke of Alanson, and Iohn duke of Bur|gognie, rebelled against his father king Charles: but in the end, by wise persuasions, and wittie handling of the matter, the knot of that seditious faction was dissolued, and the king with his sonne, and the other confederates openlie and apparantlie pacified. The Englishmen taking aduantage of this domesticall diuision in France, raised an armie, and recouered againe diuerse townes, which had béene surprised from them before, and prepared also to haue recoue|red the citie of Paris, till they hard of the agréement betwixt the father and the sonne, and then they left off that enterprise.

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