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Compare 1587 edition: 1 2 3 4 The Iſles and high lande quietly go|uerned.He vſed the matter alſo in ſuche wiſe with the principall Captaynes of the Iles, and of the hye lands, that the ſame were as quietly gouerned, as any part of the lowe Landes, ſhewing all obe|dience aſwell in paying ſuch duties as they owed to ye King for their lands, as alſo in readineſſe to EEBO page image 396 ſerue in the warres with greate companyes of men as became them to do.Donald Earle of Roſſe, and Lord of the Iſles. Specially Donalde, Lord of the Iſles and Earle of Roſſe, who hadde before ioyned hymſelfe in confederacie with the Earles of Dowglas and Crawfort agaynſt the King, and had taken into his hands the Kyngs houſe, and caſtel of Inuerneſſe (as before ye haue heard) naming hymſelfe King of the Iles. Ne|uertheleſſe, he was now at length recõciled to the King, and gaue pledges for his good demeanor, and afterwards brought to the King three thou|ſand men in ayde at the ſeege of Roxburgh. In this meane while greate diſſention roſe in Eng|lande betweene the two houſes of Lancaſter and Yorke, the King being principall of the houſe of Lancaſter, was taken himſelfe at the battell of Saint Albons.Diſſention in England. But the Queene with hir ſonne the Prince, and Henry the yong Duke of Som|merſet, and diuers other, fled into ye North parts of England, and ſent to the King of Scotlande to deſire him of ayde, who vppon good aduice ta|ken with his counſell, for that King Henry hadde euer kept well ye peace with the Realme of Scot|land, and alſo for reuenge of his vncle the Duke of Sommerſet his deathe, prepared an army of twentie thouſande men to paſſe into Englande, and in the meane time all the North partes of England, hearing that King Iames was ready to ſupport the Queene of England, ioyned with hir, and paſt forward into the South partes, con|ſtrayning the Duke of Yorke to flee the Realme, and ſo king Henry enioyed the gouernemente of his Realme agayne, and for that time concluded an agreemente with the Duke of Yorke his ad|uerſarie whiche laſted not long. The Duke of Yorke remembring how ready king Iames was to prepare an armie in ſupporte of his aduerſarie King Henry, procured the bordurers to make in|curſions vpon the Scottiſh ſubiects, and woulde ſuffer no redreſſe to be had nor dayes of truce kept on the borders, as in time of peace the cuſtome was.King Iames inuadeth Englande. Wherevpon king Iames reyſed a power, and in perſon entred with the ſame into Englãd, doing great hurt by deſtroying diuers Townes, Caſtels and Pyles in Northumberland, the Bi|ſhoprike and other partes, till at length vpon faire promiſes made by the Engliſhmen, hee returned into his owne countrey.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 2 1458.After this, King Henry of Englande, percey|uing that the Duke of Yorke by the counſell of the Earle of Warwike, ceaſſed not to practiſe conſpiracies againſt him, ſent eftſoones to kyng Iames, requiring him of ayde againſt them, and promiſed therefore to reſtore vnto the King of Scotland, the Lands in Northumberlãd, Cum|berland, the Biſhoprike of Dureſme and ſuche like, which the Kings of Scotland had helde be|fore. This offer was accepted, and by treaties and contracts accorded, ſealed, and enterchanged be|twixt the two Princes (as the Scottiſhmen al|ledge.) The yeere next following,1459 at the Queene of Englandes deſire to ſupporte hir againſte the houſe of Yorke, King Iames with a great army entred England, but after that the Queene in the meane time had ſlayne the Duke of Yorke, and gote the vpper hande of hir enimies, at the ſame Queenes requeſt, hee retired into Scotlande a|gaine. Neuertheleſſe ſhortly after, when ye Erles of March and Warwike ſought ſtill to mayne|teyne their quarrell againſt the Queene of Eng|lande, ſhe was conſtreyned to withdraw into the North partes,1460 and to deſire King Iames to ap|proche eftſoones with his armie vnto the bor|dures whiche he did, meaning to winne the Ca|ſtels of Roxburgh and Warke, whiche were a|mongſt other things promiſed to bee deliuered vnto him by King Henry: and ſo comming to Roxburgh, laide his armie round about that Ca|ſtell, and planted his ſeege in full warlike man|ner. Here the King hauing greate experience in knowledge of ſhooting greate artillerie, departed from his campe, accompanyed with the Earle of Angus and others, and came to the trenches where the great ordynaunce was planted, which he cauſed to be ſhot off.King Iames the ſecond is ſlayne. Aand here by great miſ|fortune, this worthy Prince Iames the ſeconde, was ſlayne by the ſlice of a great peece of artil|lerie, which by ouercharging chanced to breake, and ſlewe not only the King ſtanding ſomewhat neere it, but alſo hurte the Earle of Angus with other, being a notable preſident from hencefoorth, how ſuch great Princes approch ſo neere within daunger of ſuch peeces of ordynance when they are ſo ſhotte off.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 He was thus killed the third day of Auguſt,Alias .17. in the yeere of his life .29. of his raigne .24. and af|ter the incarnation .1480.


The buriall of Iames the ſeconde.

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