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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 In this yeare also, the kings daughter, the ladie Elizabeth, after wife to king Henrie the seauenth,1466. Anno Reg 6. was borne; king Edward concluded an amitie and league with Henrie king of Castile,Cotteshold shéepe trans|ported into Spaine. and Iohn king of Aragon; at the concluding whereof, he granted li|cence for certeine Cotteshold sheepe, to be transpor|ted into the countrie of Spaine (as people report) which haue there so multiplied and increased, that it hath turned the commoditie of England much to the Spanish profit. Beside this, to haue an amitie with his next neighbour the king of Scots,Truce with Scots. he winked at the losse of Berwike, and was contented to take a truce for fiftéene yeares. Thus king Edward, though for refusall of the French kings sister in law he wan him enimies in France; yet in other places he procu|red him fréends: but those fréends had stood him in small steed, if fortune had not holpe him to an other, euen at his elbow.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 This was Charles earle of Charolois, the sonne and heire apparant vnto Philip duke of Burgognie, which Charles being then a widower, was counsel|led to be suter vnto king Edward, for to haue in mariage the ladie Margaret, sister to the said king, a ladie of excellent beautie, and indued with so manie worthie gifts of nature, grace, and fortune, that she was thought not vnworthie to match with the greatest prince of the world.1467 Anno Reg. [...] The lord Anthonie ba|stard brother to the said earle Charolois, commonlie EEBO page image 669 called the bastard of Burgognie,The bastard of Burgognie ambassadour into England. a man of great wit, courage, and valiantnesse, was appointed by his father duke Philip, to go into England in ambas|sage, about this sute; who being furnished of plate and apparell, necessarie for his estate, hauing in his companie gentlemen, and other expert in all feats of chiualrie and martiall prowesse, to the number of foure hundred horsses, tooke his ship, and arriued in England, where he was of the king & nobles honou|rablie receiued.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 This message being declared, ye may be sure the same was ioifullie heard of the king and his coun|cell; the which by that affinitie, saw how they might be assured of a buckler against France. But yet the earle of Warwike, bearing his heartie fauour vnto the French king, did as much as in him laie by euill reports to hinder this marriage: but this notwith|standing, at length, the king granted to the bastards request; and the said bastard openlie in the kings great chamber contracted the said ladie Margaret, for, and in the name of his brother the said earle of Charolois.Iusts betwixt the bastard of Burgognie & the lord Scales. After this marriage thus concluded, the bastard challenged the lord Scales, brother to the queene, a man both equall in hart and valiantnesse with the bastard, to fight with him both on horsse|backe, and on foot: which demand the lord Scales gladlie accepted.

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