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Compare 1577 edition: 1 1490 Anno Reg. 6.In the sixt yeare of king Henries reigne there came ambassadors to him from the French king the lord Francis of Lutzenburgh,Ambassadors from ye Frẽch king to the king of Eng|land. Charles Marignane, and Robert Gaguine minister of the Bonnehom|mes of the trinitie. The effect of their comming was to haue concluded a peace with king Henrie, and that with good will the French king might dispose of the mariage of the yoong duchesse of Britaine, as he should thinke good; and to make void the contract and former mariage, which by proxie the deputie of Maxi|milian king of Romans had before time contracted & made with hir. But thereto would not king Henrie giue his consent, euer harping on this string, that the maiden being once lawfullie combined in matrimo|nie with Maximilian, ought not to be compelled a|gainst hir will and promise (yea and contrarie to all law, right and equitie) to take anie other person than him to hir spouse and husband.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 [...]. Henrie is [...] that the French king should marrie the duchesse of Britaine.In deed king Henrie was loth that the French king should marrie the duchesse of Britaine himselfe (as he perceiued his meaning was) and so some the duchie of Britaine to the crowne of France: and therefore he did what he could to hinder that bar|gaine. Yet at length it was agréed that a forme of a league should be drawen with conditions, clauses, and couenants. And for full concluding of the same, it was thought expedient, that the king of England should send ambassadors to the French king to finish all matters betwixt them. Wherevpon the French ambassadors being dismissed with great rewards, streightwaies Thomas erle of Ormond, and Tho|mas Goldenston prior of Christes church in Cantur|burie, were appointed by the king to follow them in|to France, instructed fullie in althings that he would haue on his behalfe either moued or determined.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 In this meane space,Lionell bishop of Concordia sent from the pope to the French king. Lionell the bishop of Con|cordia was sent as oratour from pope Alexander the sixt to the French king for certeine matters: and a|mongst other things, he had in charge to conclude a peace and vnitie betwixt the French king and the king of England. He moouing this matter to the French king, found him nothing strange to incline to his motion. Wherevpon the bishop of Concordia conceiuing good hope, and therewith desirous (as be|came him best bearing that title) to set an attone|ment betwixt those two kings, tooke his iournie to|wards England, to the intent he might mooue king Henrie to be agréeable therevnto, and so comming to Calis, found the English ambassadors there, be|ing so farre on their waie towards the French king; and being honorablie receiued of them into that towne, after they had communed togither, the bishop tooke the sea, and was transported ouer into Eng|land, and the ambassadors departed towards the French king.

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