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Edward the sixt, sonne and successor to Henrie the eight.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 _AFter it had pleased al|mightie God to call to his mercie that famous prince king Henrie the eight, the parlement as yet continuing, and now by his death dissolued, the executours of the said king, and other of the no|bilitie, assembling them|selues togither, [...]. Edward proclamed. did first by sound of trumpet in the palace of Westminster, and so through London, cause his sonne and heire prince Edward to be pro|clamed king of this realme by the name of Edward the sixt, king of England, France, and Ireland, de|fender of the faith, and of the churches of England and Ireland the supreame head, he being yet but nine yeares and od moneths of age: he was thus pro|clamed the eight and twentith of Ianuarie, in the yeare of the world 5513, and after the birth of our Lord 1547, according to the accompt of them that begin the yeare at Christmasse; but after the accompt of the church of England, in the yeare 1546, about the nine and twentith yeare of the emperor Charles the fift, the three and thirtith of Francis the first of that name king of France, and in the fift yeare of the reigne of Marie quéene of Scotland.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Shortlie herevpon the earle of Hertford with o|ther of the lords resorted to Hatfield, where the yoong king then laie, from whence they conducted him with a great and right honorable companie to the Tower of London. During the time of his abode there, for the good gouernement of the realme, the honour and suertie of his maiesties person, his vncle Edward earle of Hertford, was by order of the councell, and the assent of his maiestie (as one most méetest to oc|cupie that roome) appointed gouernour of his roiall person,The earle of Hertford cho| [...] protector. and protector of his realmes, dominions and subiects, and so proclamed the first of Februarie by an herald at armes, and sound of trumpet through the citie of London in the vsuall places thereof, as it was thought expedient.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The sixt daie of Februarie the earle of Hertford lord protector adorned king Edward with the order of knighthood, remaining then in the Tower, and therewith the king standing vp, called for Henrie Hubbleshorne lord maior of the citie of London, who comming before his presence, the king tooke the sword of the lord protector, and dubbed the said Hub|blethorne knight, he being the first that euer he made. The seauenteenth of Februarie the lord protec|tor was created duke of Summerset,Lord protec| [...] made duke [...] Summer|set the earle of Essex was created marquesse of Northhampton, the lord Lisle high admerall of England was crea|ted earle of Warwike and high chamberlaine of England, sir Thomas Wriothesleie lord chancellour was created earle of Southhampton, sir Thomas Seimer was aduanced to the honour of lord of Sud|leie and high admerall of England, which office the earle of Warwike then resigned, sir Richard Rich was made lord Rich, and sir William Willoughbie was created lord Willoughbie of Parrham, sir Edmund Sheffield was made lord Sheffield of But|terwike; and as saith a late writer of this action:

Vt quisque est ditione potentior, auctus honore,
Et noua virtutis sumens insignia fulget.

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