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Compare 1587 edition: 1 2 The thirtith of May the Cardinall beeyng within his Caſtell of S. Andrewes, certaine of his owne friends as he tooke them, to wit. Nor|man, Lord Leſſie, William Kirkandie, ye yong Lard of Grange, with ſixteene choſen men, en|tred the Caſtell very ſecretely in the morning, tooke the [...]orter, and all the Cardinals ſeruãts, thruſting them out of the place by a poſterne gate, and that done, paſſing to hys Chamber EEBO page image 466 where he lay in bedde, as hee gote vp, and was opening his Chamber dore,The Cardinall of S Andrewes murthered. they ſlew him, and ſeiſed vpon the artillerie and munition, where|with that fortreſſe was right plentifully furni|ſhed, and likewiſe with rich hangings, houſhold ſtuffe of all ſortes, apparell, copes, iewells, or|naments of Churches, great ſtore of golde and ſiluer plate, beſide no ſmall quantitie of treaſure in ready coyne. Sir Iames Leiremouth Pro|uoſt of Saint Andrewes, aſſembled all ye people of that Towne for the reſene of the Cardinall, after he heard that the conſpirators were entred the Caſtel, but they ſhewed the dead body of the Cardinall ouer the walles, as a ſpectacle to the people, and ſo they made no further atttempte, ſith they ſawe no meane how to remedie or re|uenge the matter at that preſent. The cauſe that moued the conſpirators thus to kyll the Cardinall, was thought to be partly in reuenge of the brenning of M. George Wiſthart, fea|ring to be ſerued with the ſame ſauſe, and in the ende to bee made to drinke of the ſame cuppe. Partly alſo it was thoughte they attempted it through counſell of ſome greate menne of the Realme, that hadde conceyued ſome deadly ha|tred againſt him.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The ſame euening, the olde Lard of Grange, Maiſter Henry Bailnauis, one of the Counſell of the Realme, and ſundrye Gentlemen of the ſurname of the Meluines, Iohn Knoctes and others, to the number of ſeuen ſcore perſons, en|tred the Caſtell to their ſupporte, taking vppon them to keepe it againſt the gouernour and hys partakers.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 2 The Gouernour hearing that his deere cou|ſin the Cardinall was thus made away, aſſem|bled the greate Lordes of the Realme, as the Earles of Angus, Huntley, Argyle, and others, by whoſe aduiſe hee called a Parliamente, and forfalted them that had ſlayne the Cardinall,The ſlayers of the Cardinall forfalted. and kept the Caſtell of Saint Andrewes: here|with alſo hee reyſed a power and beſieged the ſame Caſtell, planting diuers peeces of greate artillerie againſt it,The Caſtell of Saint Andrews beſieged. but it was ſo ſtrongly fur|niſhed with all manner of artillerie and muni|tion by the Cardinall in his life time, that they within cared little for all the enforcements that their aduerſaries withoute coulde aduaunce a|gainſt them, wherevpõ, after that the ſiege had continued the ſpace of three monethes,The ſiege rei|ſed. the Go|uernour was glad to take an appoyntmẽt with them within, to the end he might get out of their handes his eldeſt ſonne, who was remayning with the Cardinall at the time when hee was murthered, and ſo kepte by them that dyd the murther, tyll nowe they agreed to delyuer hym to his father, with condition that hee ſhoulde reyſe his ſiege.

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