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Compare 1587 edition: 1 The firſt proofe he attempted to ſhew of hys ſeruice in the King of Englands behalfe, was this, hauing inſtructions thereto from the Erle of Lennox, vnder colour of a conference, for matters touching the eſtate of the Countrey, he had ſuborned one of his aliance and ſeruantes, called ye Clane Reignald, [...] Rey [...] ſlayeth [...] Lorde [...]. to entrappe the Erles of Arguile and Huntley, and although they eſ|caped very narrowly, the Lord Louet an aun|tient Baron, and greate friende to thoſe two Earles, was ſlayne by the ſayd Clane, togyther with ſeauen hundred of his kinſmen and friẽds, in ſo muche, that there remayned not but one yong boy of that lignage to ſucceede in that Lords lands.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 2 3 4 After this, the L. of the Iles with ſixe M. mẽ embarqued in certayne veſſels, paſſed ouer into Carrike,The Lord of [...] Iſles in| [...] Carike. harried and brent the lands of the Erle of Caſſels, then a great enimie to the Kyng of England. In this voyage he got great ſpoiles, and flew many of the enimies: after which en|terpriſe ſo atchieued, he came with his power by Sea, [...] commeth [...] Ireland. and landed in Irelande, where the Earles of Lennox and Ormonde were, with twelue hundred Iriſhmenne, appoynted to ioyne with him, that with their whole power they myghte inuade the Earle of Argulles Countreys, and conſequently the mayne lande of Scotlande at the brode ſyde. But before the preparation could be made ready for that iourney, the newe Lord of the Iles deceaſſed, [...] departeth [...] [...]e. whoſe buriall in Irelande to honor the Earle of Lennox, ſtoode the Kyng of England in foure hundred pounds ſterling. But now to returne vnto ye doings on the bor|dures betwixt England and Scotland in thys ſeaſon. Ye ſhall vnderſtand, that after the army of Scotland was broken vp, the Earle of Hert|ford by vertue of his cõmiſſion reyſed an army in the Countreys of the further ſide of Trente Northwardes, ſo that when the ſame was aſ|ſembled togither with ſuch ſtraungers as were then in the Kynges wages, [...] eightee M. [...] ſay. they were in all of Horſemenne and footemen twelue thouſande fighting men. With thys army garded with great ſtore of artillerie, munition, and all man|ner of furniture neceſſary,The Earle of Hereford in|uadeth Scot|lande. the Earle of Hertford entred Scotlande, and m [...]hing to Colding|ham, paſt vp by the water of Tweed, and brent a great part of the Mers and Tiuidale, the Ab|beys of Kelſey, Meltos, Duborne, and Ied|worth, with Townes and Villages, to the nũ|ber of fiue ſcore, but yet he entred not farre with|in the countrey beyond the ſaid water, but kept alongſt neere to the ſame, & returned back with|out any encounter: for after the Scottiſh armye was broken vp, it was not like they woulde aſ|ſemble agayne, and ſo the Earle of Hereford ta|king the time that ſerued hys purpoſe, ſore en|domaged the Scottiſh bordures at that preſent. Many other ſmal inuaſions were made, as wel by the one parte as the other, and ſome ſkirmi|ſhes fell out betwixt them, ſometime to the loſſe of the Scottiſhe, and ſometime of the Engliſhe, according to the courſe of warre. In the Lent ſeaſon the Cardinall of S. Andrewes cauſedial the Biſhoppes and Prelates of the Realme to aſſemble at the towne of S. Andrewes, where a learned man, named M. George Wiſchart, that had bin in the Schooles of Germany, was accuſed of Hereſie, which he had (as was alled|ged againſt him) publiquely preached and pri|uately taught in Dundee, Breehin, and dyuers other parts of Scotlãd, ſince hys returne home. This matter was ſo vrged againſt him,George Wiſ|hart a learned man brent. that he was conuict, and brente there in the Towne of Saint Andrewes during the time of that con|uention and aſſembly.

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