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Compare 1577 edition: 1 The said challengers brake vp their houshold, af|ter they had kept open hospitalitie, and feasted the king, quéene, and all the lords, beside all the knights and burgesses of the common house in time of the parlement, and the maior, aldermen, and all their wiues to their no small honor, though great expense. In the parlement which began the eightéenth of A|prill last past, the religion of saint Iohns in Eng|land, commonlie called the order of knights of the Rhodes,The order of the Rhodes dissolued. was dissolued; & on the ascension day, being the fift of Maie, sir William Weston knight, prior of saint Iohns departed this life for thought (as was reported) which he tooke to the heart, after he heard of that dissolution of his order. I S. pag 1019. Saint Iohns in Smithfield suppressed. ¶For the king tooke all the lands that belonged to that order into his hands, to the augmentation of his crowne, and gaue vnto euerie of the challengers aboue written for a re|ward of their valiantnesse, a hundred marks, and a house to dwell in of yearelie reuenues out of the said lands for euer.]

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The same moneth were sent to the Tower doctor Samson,The bishop of Chichester, & doctor Wilson committed to the Tower. bishop of Chichester, and doctor Wilson, for reléeuing certeine traitorous persons: and for the same offense was one Richard Farmer, a grocer of London, a rich and welthie man, and of good estimati|on in the citie, committed to the Marshalseie, & after at Westminster hall arreigned, and atteinted in the premunire; so that he lost all his goods. ¶The ninth daie of Iulie, Abr. Fle. ex. Ed. Hal. Ccxlij. The lord Cromwell committed to the Tower. Thomas lord Cromwell, late made earle of Essex (as before you haue heard) being in the councell chamber, was suddenlie apprehended & com|mitted to the Tower of London: the which manie la|mented, but more reioised, and speciallie such as ei|ther had béene religious men, or fauoured religious persons, for they banketed & triumphed togither that night, manie wishing that that daie had béene seuen yeares before; & some fearing that he should escape, although he were imprisoned, could not be merie.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Other who knew nothing but truth by him, both lamented him, and heartilie praied for him. But this is true, that of certeine of the cleargie he was dete|stablie hated, and speciallie such as had borne swinge and by his meanes were put from it: for in déed he was a man that in all his dooings seemed not to fa|uor anie kind of poperie, nor could not abide the snuffing pride of some prelats, which vndoubtedlie (whatsoeuer else was the cause of his death) did shor|ten his life, and procured the end that he was brought vnto: which was, that the ninteenth daie of the said moneth he was atteinted by parlement, and neuer came to his answer: which law manie reported that he caused first to be made, howbeit the plaine truth thereof I know not. The articles for which he died appeare in the records, where his attaindor is writ|ten, which are too long here to be rehearsed; but to con|clude he was there atteinted of heresie and high trea|son, and the eight & twentith of Iulie was brought to the scaffold on the Tower hill, where he said these words following.

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