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Abr. Fl. ex [...]a [...]ian. 438.¶ Upon the daie of the translation of saint Ed|ward, or the twelfth of October, vpon which daie the maior and his brethren for the yeare following, and daie when the commoners of the citie,Tailors ma|lepertnesse at the election of an alderman. after their an|cient custome had chosen two aldermen, such as be|fore had béene shiriffes of London and of Middlesex, namelie Robert Clopton draper, and Rafe Holland tailo [...] and them presented by name vnto the maior and his brethren, then sitting in the vtter chamber where the maiors courts be kept, to the intent that the said maior and his brethren might choose one of the said two, such as they thought most necessarie and worshipfull for the roome; the said maior and his brethren choosing Robert Clopton, brought him after downe vpon his right hand towards the hall. Where|of when certeine tailors there present were aware, and saw that Rafe Holland was not chosen, anon they cried; Nay, nay: not this, but Rafe Holland. Wherewith the old maior being astonished, stood still vpon the staire, and commanded them to keepe si|lence, and so held on his waie to the east end of the hall, where he sat him downe, and his brethren about him. In the meane time, the said tailors continued their crie, and incensed others of base tra [...]es of the ci|tie (as simple persons) to take their part, and to crie as fast as they, not proffering to cease their misrule for all that the maior could saie, no nor yet when the maiors sergeant at armes had cried O [...]yes. Here|vpon the maior, to appease the rumor, sent downe the shiriffes, and commanded them to take the offendors, and send them to the goale; which precept was fulfil|led, & about twelue or sixteene of the principall com|mitted to Newgate, where some of them abode a long time imprisoned; and others that were fined set at libertie. This is reported by Polychronicon, but in somewhat a differing maner.1442 [...]nno Reg. 21.]

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The councell of England forgat not the late enter|prise of the [...] king, atchiued in the duchie of of Guien, and the refore doubting some other the like attempt, they se [...]t thither sir William Wood [...] with eight hundred men, to strengthen the frontiers, and further, set foorth a proclamation, that all men which would transport anie corne, chéese, or other vit|tels thither, should paie no maner of custome or tal|lage: which [...] caused the countrie of Aquitaine to be well furnished of all things necessarie. About this season Iohn the valiant lord Talbot for his ap|proued prowesse and wisdome,Iohn lord Talbot crea|ted earle of Shrewes|burie. aswell in England as in France, both in peace & warre so well tried, was [...]reated earle of Sh [...]ewesburie, and with a companie of three thousand men sent aga [...]ne into Normandie, for the better def [...]nse of the same.

*This yéere died Lodow [...]ke [...] [...]ewes Lischburne, bishop of Elie, Fr. Thin. being the fiue an [...] twentith that in| [...]oied that place, who came to the sam [...] after this ma|ner. After the death of Philip Morgan bishop of that sée, the moonks of Elie chose for their pastor Robert [...]tz Hugh bishop of London but he dieng at saint O [...]ees before his confirmation, neuer possessed the honour thereof. Wherevpon the king directed his let|ters to the couent of Elie, to make election of Tho|mas Rudburne (bishop of S. Dauids in Wales) for their bishop. But they contrarie therevnto (taking it now for a custome, hauing so often vsed it before, as did well appeare) made choise of Thomas Bour|chier (borne of a noble house, sonne to the countesse of Stafford, chancellor of Oxenford, and bishop of Worcester) to succeed Philip Morgan. Which Bour|chier, the king (offended with the moonkes for the lit|tle regard had to his request) vtterlie refused, and would not admit him vnto that place. Wherevpon there were buls procured from Eugenius the fourth (then bishop of Rome) which were sent into England to confirme the election of the said Bourchier.

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