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Compare 1587 edition: 1 2 1468The Ambaſſadors yt were ſent vnto Chriſtren King of Denmarke and Norway in the yeere 1468.The Ambaſ|ſadors ſente [...]nto Denmark [...] Ferrerio [...]. as ye ſaid Ferrerio affirmeth, were theſe, An|drow Biſhop of Glaſgow, William Biſhop of Orkney, Androw Lorde of Auandale, Chancel|lor of the Realm, Martine Wane the great aul|mone [...], and the kings Confeſſor, Gilbert de Ke|rick Archdeacon of Glaſgow, Dauid Creichton of Crau [...]ton, and Iohn Shaw of Haly. Theſe Ambaſſadors beeing diſpatched into Denmarke in Iuly, in the yeere aforeſaid, came at length vn|to Ha [...]nen, where king Chriſtierne then remay|ned, and were of him ioyfully receyued and well heard concerning their ſuite, in ſo much at length after he had proponed the matter to his counſell about the eighte of September, it was agreed in this ſorte,The marriage [...]ncluded. The Iſles of Orkney and Scotland en|gaged. that the Lady Margaret, daughter to the ſayd [...]ing Chriſtierne, ſhould be giuen in ma|riage vnto king Iames of Scotland, and that ye Iſles of Orkney, beeing in number . [...]8. and like|wiſe the Iſles of Shetland, of which there are .18. ſhuld remayne in poſſeſſion of the kings of Scot|land, till eyther the ſayd king Chriſtierne or hys ſucceſſors in name of the marriage money ſhould pay vnto King Iames, or to his ſucceſſors, the ſumme of .50. thouſand Florens of the Rh [...]ine. This marriage was thoughte, by reaſon of thys engaging of thoſe Iſles, right profitable vnto the Realm of Scotland, bycauſe of the controuerſie and variance whiche had continued long before thoſe dayes betwixt the Kings of Scotlande and Denmarke, about the righte of poſſeſſing thoſe Iſles.1469 In the moneth of Nouember next enſu|ing, after the marriage had bin conſummate in Iuly before, within the Abbey Churche of Holy Roode houſe (as before ye haue heard) or in Saint Giles Church in Edenburgh (as [...]her write) the three eſtates were called to aſſẽble in Edenburgh, where the Queene was Crowned, and the Par|liamente holden, the moſt parte of the Lordes re|mayning ſtill in Edenburgh all the next win|ter: And in the Sommer following,1470 the king and Queene made their progreſſe into the Northe partes, and were honorably receyued in the prin|cipall cities and townes where they [...]ame, [...] like|wiſe by the Nobles of the countrey, to the greate reioycing of the whole Realme. After their [...]e|turning to Edenburgh the king called a Parlia|ment in the moneth of May .1471.1471 in the whyche amõg other things it was ordeyned, that Lords, Barons, and the [...] of the Realme ſhoulde builde Shippes and b [...]ates, and prouide nettes for fiſhing. Alſo it was orde [...]ed,The like act for ſhooting was inſtituted by king Iames the firſt. Anno 14 [...]. Iohn Maior. that none ſhould weare ſilkes in double [...], gowne, or [...], except Knights, Minſtrels and Heralds, excepte they mighte diſpen [...] one hundred poundes in lands by yeere: and that ye [...] and other vn|lawfull games ſhoulde be debarred, and the exer|ciſe of ſhooting mainteyned. Iames eldeſt ſonne to king Iames the [...], was borne ye tenth day of March, in the yeere .1472.1472. who afterwards ſuc|ceded his father, and was called Iames ye fourth. Chriſtierne king of Denmarke,The right to Orkney and Shetlande reſigned. to congratulate the happie birth of this yong Prince beeing hys Nephewe by his daughter, releaſed all the rights, title and clayme which he or his ſucceſſors might haue to the Iſles of Orkney and Shetland.A blaſing Starre.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 2 3 4 5 6 A ſtraunge co [...]cte or blaſing Starre (as wee call it) appeared in ye South, from the ſeuententh day of Ianuarie,1473 vnto the eyghteenth of Februa|rie, and was placed betwixt ye Pole and the Ple|iades, that is to wit, the ſeuen Starres. A greate Ship built by the late Archbiſhop of Sainte An|drows Kenedie, called the Biſhops Barge, brake and was loſt beſide Banburgh,A Shipwrack. beeing fraughte with marchandiſe, the twelfth of Marche. Ma|ny Merchant mens ſeruantes and other paſſen|gers wee drowned wt hir, ſome eſcaped by boate, and were taken by the Engliſhmen, amongſt whome was the Abbot of S. Colme, who was cõſtreined to pay vnto his taker one Iames Kar, 80. poundes for his raunſome ere he could be ſuf|fered to depart. The A [...]arie of Dunfermeling being vacant, the couent thoſe one of their owne Monkes called Alexander Thomſon, and ye king promoted Henry Creichton Abbot of Paſlay therevnto whome the Pope admitted,Abbayes gi|uen by vnlaw|ful meanes. and Ro|bert Shaw parſon of Minto, was preferred by ye king vnto the Abbacie of Paſlay, and thẽ in ſuch wiſe began promotings of Secular Prieſts vnto Abbacies at the Princes requeſt, and the lauda|ble elections aunciently vſed, made voyd: bycauſe the Court of Rome admitted ſuche as the Prin|ces made ſuite for and named, getting greate re|wards EEBO page image 402 and eadle ſũmes of mony therby, ſo that neither the biſhops durſt admit ſuch as ye couents elected, nor ſuch as were elected durſt purſue their righte, & ſo the Abbeys were beſtowed vpon ſuch as followed the Court, & liued courtly, ſecularly, & voluptuouſly, to ye great ſlãder of religious mẽ, which by ye naughty enſãples of their gouernors, fel to the workes of wickedneſſe, whervpon daily much euil encreaſed, & vertue in al eſtates decayd. This yere in Septẽber,

The Biſhop of Saint An|drowes made Achbiſhop.


ye indulgẽce of the ſea of S. Androws was publiſhed by Patricke Grahã, Biſhop therof, & the ſame ſea erected into the dig|nitie of an Archbiſhops ſea, at ſute of the ſaid Pa|trick, who gaue information to ye Pope, yt bicauſe ye archbiſhop of York was Metropolitan of Scot+land, and yt ther was oftentimes war betwixt the realms of England & Scotlãd, the Scottiſhmen could not haue acceſſe to their Metropolitan, ſpe|cially in caſes of appellation. And therefore the Pope (as ſom write) thought it reſon to make S. Androws primate & Metropolitan of Scotlãd,Primate and Metropolitan. Twelue Bi|ſhops in Scot|land. & ordeined yt the twelue other Biſhops of Scotlãd ſhuld be vnder his primacie, who would not agree thervnto, but promiſed ye K. by way of a taxatiõ xj. M. markes for his maintenãce againſt ye ſayd Archbiſhop: & the Prelates ſente to Rome about this matter.1476 This yere was a greate death in the Realme of Scotland, ſo that where a Parliamẽt was called in Septẽber, it was proroged vntil ye twelfth day after Chriſtmas.The Lord of the Iſles at|teynted. In Ianuary ye Par+liament was holdẽ at Edẽburgh, in which Iohn Lord of the Iles & Erle of Roſſe, was atteynted partly for his own euil deedes, but moſt ſpecially, for ye defaultes of his father Donald Lord of the Iles.The king ray|ſed an army. In May in the yere .1477. the king rayſed a puiſſant army of the moſt able mẽ vpõ the North ſide of the water of Forth, to purſue the Lord of ye Iles both by ſea & land. The Erle of Crawforde was made Admirall of the army by Sea, and the Erle of Athole, the kings vncle by his father, was Lieutenant of ye Army by land. But ſuch means was vſed by ye Erle of Athole,The Lord of the Iſles ſub|mitteth him|ſelfe. that the Lord of ye Iles humbled himſelfe to the kings pleaſure vpon certayn cõditions, & thervpon in the beginning of Iuly next enſuing, the ſaid lord of the Iles came to ye Parliament vnto Edenburgh, & there was ye agreement made & confirmed betwixt the king & him:He reſigneth Roſſe, Cantyre and Knapden. he reſigned into the kings hands all his right which he had to the Erledom of Roſſe, ye lands of Cantyre & Knapden, which Earledome the king annexed to ye Crowne, & pardoned him & his ſer|uants of al offences & tranſgreſſions before ye day committed, & inueſted him of new in ye Lordſhip & Seigniorie of the Iles, & other his lands not re|leaſed, to holde ye ſame of the king by the ſeruice of warde and reliefe. The king alſo gaue vnto the Erle of Athole for his diligence ſhewed, in redu|cing the ſaid Lord of the Iles vnto order, the lãds and foreſt of Clouy. There was an Inquiſitor this yere ſent by Pope Sextus into Scotland,

1477 An inquiſ [...]tor ſent from the Pope.

The Archbi|ſhop is not wel handled.

to examine by vertue of his cõmiſſion Patrick Gra|ham Archbiſhop of S. Androwes, whoſe exami|nation and proues being ſent vnto the Pope, hee pronounced him an Heretike, Sciſmatike, & Sy|moniake, & declared him accurſed, condemning him to perpetual priſon:Depriued. and ſo he was degraded from all orders, cure, & dignitie of Eccleſiaſticall office, and William Schewes Archdeacõ of the ſame ſea, was promoted in his place, to whom he was alſo committed to ſee him ſafely kept in pri|ſon. He was firſt ſent vnto Saint Colmes Ins,Put in priſon. and from thence to Dunfermling, and laſtly to Lochleuin, where he dyed, and was buried in S. Sarffis Ile in Lochleuin.


William Schewes is cõ|ſecrated Archbiſhop.

The ſayd William Schewes was conſecrate Archbiſhop of Sainte Androwes on paſſion Sunday in Lente, within Holy Roode houſe, the king being preſent, & ma|ny of the nobles of the Realm. And there ye ſayde Archbiſhop receiued ye pall, as a ſigne of his Arch|biſhops dignitie, & ſo was cõfirmed primate & le|gate of ye Realm, notwithſtãding ye impediment made againſt Graham before by the Biſhops a|bout ye ſame. This yere alſo,The Duke of Albany im|priſoned. Alexander Duke of Albany was committed to priſon by the king his brother, within ye Caſtel of Edenburgh, through euil counſel, but he brake out & eſcaped to Dũbar, wher he cauſed the Caſtel to be furniſhed with al neceſſaries, & leauing his ſeruants within it,He eſcaped. paſ|ſed himſelf into France, & was there of ye king ho|norably receyued and louingly intreated.Edenburgh beſieged. In the beginning of May following, the king beſieged ye Caſtel by his Lieutenant the Erle of Au [...]ndale, who loſt at that ſiege .3. good knights, the Lord of Lute, ſir Iohn Schaw of Sauche, & the Lorde of Cragiwallace, with ye ſhot of a gun, & Iohn Rã|ſay was ſlain with a ſtone caſt by hãd. Whẽ thei within ſaw they could not lõg endure, they left ye Caſtel & fled away by ſea, & the Erle of Auandale entred & found it void of al things wherof any ac|cõpt was to be made.Doctor Ire|land ſent vnto the king of Scottes. Doctor Irelãd being gra|duat in diuinitie at Paris, was ſent from ye Frẽch king vnto ye king of Scottes, to perſwade him to make war into Englãd, to ye end yt king Edward ſhuld not aid ye Duke of Burgundy. And moreo|uer, he had in charge to moue for the Pardon of ye Duke of Albany, and ſhortly after returned with anſwer.


Iohn Steward a priſoner.

The Erle of Mar called Iohn Steward ye kings yõger brother, this yeere in the moneth of December, was taken in the nighte within hys owne houſe, & conueyed vnto Cragunſter, where he was kept as priſoner by the kings commaun|dement, and after was conuict of conſpiracie for witchcraft which he ſhuld practiſe againſt ye king: & hervpon in Cannogate beſide Edenburgh,Was put to death. hys vaynes were cut & ſo he bled to death. Ther were many & diuers Witches & ſorcerers aſwil men as women cõuicted of ye crime, & burnt for ye ſame at Edẽb. The K. ſent Ambaſſadors into Englãd to EEBO page image 403 make ſuite to haue the Lady Cicill daughter to king Edward, [...]ariage cõ.|ded ioyned in mariage with his ſonne Iames ye Prince, which was grãted, and ye ma|riage concluded to be ſolemnizate, when ye prince of Scotland ſhould come to perfect age: as in the Engliſh hiſtorie it more playnely appeareth.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 2 Doctor Irelande, with a knight, and another religious man, came againe to king Iames from the French king, to perſwade him to make warre againſt England: and at length, King Iames & his nobles cõdiſcended to breake the peace, where|with Thomas Spens Biſhop of Abirdene that was full tenderly beloued of king Edwarde, [...] Spen| [...]ed. and had bin euer a mediator for peace betwixte the kings of England, France, and Scotlãd, and the Duke of Burgongne, when he heard that warre would folow, he dyed through griefe of mind and melancoly at Edenburgh, in the moneth of A|prill.


[...] Iames a ambaſ| [...]o king [...].

The king ſente two Heraldes vnto King Edwarde, requeſting him not to ayde the Duke of Burgongne, nor any other againſt ye King of France: for if he did, hee muſt needes ſupporte the Frenchmen by reaſon of ye league betwixt France & Scotland, but king Edward would not admit thoſe Heraldes to his preſence, [...]ing Edward [...] nauie [...] Scotland. but kept them ſtill without anſwer, till he had ſent foorth a nauie of Ships into ye Forth before Lieth, Kingorne, and Pettenwenne, & thẽ were the Heralds licenſed to returne. [...] taken [...]. The Engliſhe fleete entring the Forth, tooke eight great ſhippes which they found in that riuer, and landing at Blackneſſe, brent ye towne, and a great Barge that lay there at rode, and ſo returned. [...]he of king [...]and pre| [...]d an army The king aſſembled an army from all partes of the Realme, and amongſt other, ye Lord of the Iles came with a great cõpany: and nowe the king being ready to enter into England, there came to him a meſſenger of king Edward, ſente from a Cardinall Legate that was reſidente as then in England,Legate in| [...] him. commanding king Iames by authoritie apoſtolike, not to proceede any further in his purpoſed iourney, to the ende that peace be|ing obſerued, all Chriſtian Princes might bende their powers againſte the Turke and Infidels. This commaundemente did king Iames obey, and ſo diſcharged his army, notwithſtandyng, that king Edwarde ſent foorth his nauie agayne into the Forth, [...] na| [...] into [...]and. vnto the Ile of Ins Keith, but they did no hurt, for the countreymen kept them off. The Scottiſh borderers inuaded ye Engliſhe marches, deſtroyed townes, and led many priſo|ners away with them into Scotland. [...]ke aſſie| [...] an ar| [...] of Eng|land [...]en. The king of Englande cauſed Berwike to be aſſieged both by ſea and lande all the winter ſeaſon, and ouer|threw a wall that was newly made about it for defence thereof: but the Scottes within it defen|ded the towne for that time ſo ſtoutly, that the e|nimies might not winne it from them.

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