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¶This time a bill was set vp in London, much con|trarie to the honour of the cardinall, Anno. Reg. 19. Edw. Hall. in H. 8. fo. Clvj. in the which the cardinall was warned that he should not counsell the king to marrie his daughter into France: for if hée did,A caueat to the cardinall by a libell set [...]y in Lõdon. he should shew himselfe enimie to the king and the realme, with manie threatning words. This bill was deliuered to the cardinall by sir Thomas Sei|mor maior of the citie, which thanked him for the same, & made much search for the author of that bill, but he could not be found, which sore displeased the cardinall. And vpon this occasion the last daie of A|prill at night he caused a great watch to be kept at Westminster, and had there cart guns readie char|ged, & caused diuerse watches to be kept about Lon|don, in Newington, S. Iohns stréet, Westminster, saint Giles, Islington, and other places néere Lon|don: which watches were kept by gentlemen & their seruants, with housholders, and all for feare of the Londoners bicause of this bill. When the citizens knew of this, they said that they maruelled why the cardinall hated them so,The citizens of London are hated of the cardinall and he also of them for they said that if he mis|trusted them, he loued them not: and where loue is not, there is hatred: and they affirmed that they ne|uer intended anie harme toward him, and mused of this chance. For if fiue or six persons had made alarm in the citie, then had entred all these watchmen with their traine, which might haue spoiled the citie with|out cause. Wherefore they much murmured against the cardinall and his vndiscréet dooings.]

Compare 1577 edition: 1 The French ambassadors at Greenwich on sunday the fift of Maie,

The French ambassadors in the name of their maister sweare to ob|serue the league.

See Edw. Hall in H. 8. fol Clv. & deinceps.

sware in the name of their maister the French king to obserue the peace and league con|cluded betwéene them, for tearme of two princes liues. These ambassadours had great cheare, and iustes were enterprised for the honour and pleasure of them at the kings commandement by sir Nicho|las Carew, sir Robert Ierningham, sir Anthonie Browne, and Nicholas Haruie esquier chalengers. Against whome ran the marques of Excester, and thirtéen with him as defendants. When these ambas|sadours should returne, they had great rewards gi|u [...]n them of the king, and so tooke their leaue and de|parted. Shortlie after the king sent sir Thomas Bullen vicount Rochford, and sir Anthonie Browne knight, as ambassadours from him into France, which came to Paris to the bishop of Bath that laie there for the king as legier.Ambassadors into France.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Then these thrée went to the court, and saw the French king in person sweare to kéepe the league & amitie concluded betwéene him & the king of Eng|land. Also the king sent sir Francis Poins knight ambassadour from him to Charles the emperour, and with him went Clarenceaur king of armes, to demand the one halfe of the treasure and ordinance which was taken at Pauia,An ambassage to the emperor forsomuch as that warre was made as well at the kings charge as at the em|perours. Also they were commanded to demand one of the French kings sonnes, which lay in hostage with the emperour, that is to wit, the duke of Orle|ance to be deliuered to the king of England; and fur|ther that he shuld call backe his armie out of Italie. And if it were so that he refused these reasonable re|quests, then should they in the kings name denounce open warre against him. The English merchants liked the matter nothing at all, that there should bée anie warres betwixt the emperour and the king of England. And where they were desired by the cardi|nall to kéepe their marts at Calis, they would not assent thereto.

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