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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 But now was all the studie by what meanes this matter, being of it selfe so heinous, might be first bro|ken to the people, in such wise that it might be well taken. To this councell they tooke diuerse, such as they thought meetlie to be trusted, likelie to be indu|ced to that part, and able to stand them in st [...]ed either by power or policie. Among whome they made of councell Edmund Shaw knight then maior of Lon|don, which vpon trust of his owne aduancement,Edmund Shaw maior of London. whereof he was of a proud heart highlie desirous, should frame the citie to their appetite. Of spirituall men they tooke such as had wit, and were in authori|tie among the people for opinion of their learning, and had no scrupulous conscience. Among these had they Iohn Shaw clearke brother to the maior, and frier Penker, prouinciall of the Augustine friers both doctors of diuinitie, both great preachers, both of more learning than vertue, of more fame than learning. For they were before greatlie estéemed a|mong the people: but after that neuer.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Of these two the one had a sermon in praise of the protector before the coronation, the other after, both so full of tedious flatterie, that no mans eares could a|bide them. Penker in his sermon so lost his voice, that he was faine to leaue off, and come downe in the midst.Doct. Shaw. Frier Pen|ker. Doctor Shaw by his sermon lost his hone|stie, & soone after his life, for verie shame of the world, into which he durst neuer after come abroad. But the frier forced for no shame, and so it harmed him the lesse. Howbeit some doubt, and manie thinke, that Penker was not of counsell in the matter before the coronation, but after the common maner fell to flatterie after: namelie sith his sermon was not in|continentlie vpon it, but at saint Marie hospitall at the Easter after.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 But certeine it is, that doctor Shaw was of coun|sell in the begining, so farre foorth that they determi|ned that he should first breake the matter in a ser|mon at Paules crosse, in which he should (by the au|thoritie of his preaching) incline the people to the pro|tectors ghostlie purpose. But now was all the labor and studie in the deuise of some conuenient pretext, for which the people should be content to depose the prince, and accept the protector for king. In which di|uerse things they deuised.The chiefest deuise to de|pose the prince. But the chéefe thing & the weightiest of all that inuention rested in this, that they should alledge bastardie, either in king Ed|ward himselfe, or in his children, or both. So that he should séeme disabled to inherit the crowne, by the duke of Yorke, and the prince by him.

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