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Compare 1587 edition: 1 Sueno hauing thus ouercome his enimies, and [figure appears here on page 229] now put in poſſeſſion of the whole realm of Eng|land,Suenoes cruell imagination. was in mind to haue deſtroyed al the Eng|liſh generation, ſo to eſtabliſh the kingdom to him and his poſteritie for euer, without any impeach|ment afterwards to be made by ſuch as ſhuld ſuc|ceed of them that were then aliue. But the nobles of Englãd aduertiſed of Suenoes determination,The nobles of England their humble peti|tion vnto Sueno. came humbly before his preſence, & falling downe on their knees at his feet, beſought him in moſt p [...]|tifull wiſe to haue compaſſion on their miſerable eſtate, who in times paſt beeing a moſt puiſſant nation, both by ſea and lande, were now ſatiſfied (if he woulde graunt them life) to continue vnder what bondage and ſeruitude it ſhould ſtand with his pleaſure to preſcribe, for they deſired neither poſſeſſion of caſtels, townes, or other ſouerainties, but onely to liue with their wiues and children vnder ſubiection within their owne natiue Coun|trey, at the victors will and appointment.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 Sueno albeit he was of nature very cruell, yet he qualified his diſpleaſure by this humble ſubmiſ|ſion of the Engliſh nobility, in ſuch ſort, that he v|ſed the victorie farre more gently,Vode [...] what conditions Sueno licenced the Engliſhmẽ to liue in their own countrey. than at the firſt he had purpoſed, cõmaũding that the whole Eng|liſh nation ſhould remaine in the countrey, but in ſuch wiſe, as by no meanes they ſhuld preſume to beare any armor or weapõ, but to apply thẽſelues vnto huſbandry, & other ſeruile occupations vnder the gouernment of the Danes, vnto whom they ſhuld reſigne & deliuer al their caſtels, forts, & ſtrõg holds, and taking an oth to be true liege men vnto Sueno as their ſoueraine lord & king: they ſhould bring in (to be deliuered vnto his vſe) al their wea|pon & armor with other munition for the warres, alſo all their golde and ſiluer, aſwell in plate as coyne. If any of the Engliſh men refuſed thus to do, proclamatiõ was made that he ſhould imme|diatly loſe his life as a rebel & a diſobedient perſon.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The Engliſh men were brought to ſuch an ex|tremitie, that they were faine to accept theſe con|ditions of peace, for other meane to auoyd preſent death they knew none. And thus was the domi|nion of Englãd cõquered by the Danes, after the Saxons had raigned in the ſame 564. yeares.529. H.B. The miſerie of the Engliſhmẽ vnder the bon|dage of the Danes.

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