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Compare 1577 edition: 1 In this six and twentith yeare of the reigne of this king, but in the first of the rule of the quéene, Anno Reg. [...]6 I find nothing doone worthie of rehersall within the realme of England; but that the marquesse of Suffolke, by great fauour of the king, & more desire of the quéene, was erected to the title and dignitie of duke of Suf|folke, which he a short time inioied.Marquesse of Suffolke made duke. For Richard duke of Yorke being greatlie alied by his wife to the chiefe peeres and potentates of the realme, beside his owne progenie, perceiuing the king to be no ruler, but the whole burthen of the realme to rest in direction of the quéene, & the duke of Suffolke, began secretlie to al|lure his friends of the nobilitie;The duke of Yorke tempe|ring about his title to the crowne. and priuilie declared vnto them his title and right to the crowne, and like|wise did he to certeine wise gouernours of diuerse cities and townes. Which attempt was so politikelie handled, and so secretlie kept, that prouision to his purpose was readie, before his purpose was openlie published; and his friends opened themselues, yer the contrarie part could them espie: for in conclusion all shortlie in mischiefe burst out as ye may hereafter heare.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 During these dooings, Henrie Beauford bishop of Winchester, and called the rich cardinall, departed out of this world, & buried at Westminster. He was son to Iohn Duke of Lancaster,The death of the bishop of Winchester & his descriptiõ. descended of an ho|norable linage, but borne in hast, more noble in blood than notable in learning, hautie in stomach, and high of countenance, rich aboue measure, but not verie li|berall, disdainefull to his kin, and dreadfull to his lo|uers, preferring monie before friendship, manie things beginning and few performing, sauing in malice and mischiefe; his insatiable couetousnesse and hope of long life made him both to forget God, his prince, and himselfe. Of the getting of his goods both by power legantine, and spirituall briberie, I will not speake; but the keeping of them, which he chiefelie gathered for ambitious purpose, was both great losse to his naturall prince and natiue coun|trie: for his hidden riches might haue well holpen the king, and his secret treasure might haue relieued the communaltie, when monie was scant and char|ges great.

[Of this catholike clerke such were the déeds, W. P. EEBO page image 628 that with king and ech estate else (saith Polydor) the lighter was the losse, Lib. 23. bicause as for his hat he was a prelate proud inough, so for a bishop was there a bet|ter soone set in his roome. One William Patin, son and heire to Richard his father, and eldest brother to Iohn that deceassed deane of Chichester, and to Ri|chard that liued and died at Baslo in Derbishire. This William was a person by parentage borne a gentleman, for vertue and learning first consecrate bishop of Winchester, then anon after for wisedome and integritie chosen lord chancellor of England: wherein his prudence made eminent, in warilie weilding the weight of that office at those daies, which were so dangerous for all estates to liue in.

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