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10.29. The earle leauing Wexford vpon the newes that Fitzstephans was in hold, went to Waterford, and from thence sailed into England, & was reconciled to the king. Chap. 29.

The earle leauing Wexford vpon the newes that Fitzstephans was in hold, went to Waterford, and from thence sailed into England, & was reconciled to the king. Chap. 29.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 AS the earle was marching towards Guefford, and was come to the borders ther|of, certeine messengers met him, and shewed to him the mischance happened vnto Robert Fitzstephans, and of the setting on fire the towne of Wexford: adding moreouer, that the traitors were fullie determined if they trauelled anie further to|wards them, they would cut off all the heads of Fitz|stephans and his companie, and send them vnto him. Wherevpon with heauie cheare & sorrowfull hearts they change their minds, and turne towards Wa|terford. Where when they were come, they found Heruie now latelie returned from the king with a message and letters from him vnto the earle, persua|ding and requiring him to come ouer into Eng|land vnto him. Wherevpon the earle prepared and made himselfe readie, and as soone as wind and wea|ther serued he tooke shipping, and caried Heruie a|long with him. And being landed he rode towards the king, and met him at a towne called Newham néere vnto Glocester, where he was in redines with a great armie to saile ouer into Irland. Where after sundrie & manie altercations passed betweene them, at length by means of Heruie the kings displeasure was appeased, and it was agreed that the erle should sweare allegeance to the king, and yéeld and sur|render vnto him the citie of Dublin, with the can|treds thervnto adioining, as also all such towns and forts as were bordering vpon the sea side. And as for the residue he should haue and reteine to him and his heirs, holding the same of the king & of his heirs. These things thus concluded, the king with his ar|mie marched along by Seuerne side, & the sea coasts of (1) Westwales, vnto the towne (2) of Pen|broke, where he taried vntill he had assembled all his armie in (3) Milford hauen there to be shipped.

(1) Westwales in Latine is named Demetia, and is that which is now called Penbrokeshire. It rea|cheth from the seas on the north vnto the seas on the south. In the west part thereof is the bishops sée of Meneue named saint Dauids: and on the east side it bordereth vpon Southwales named Dehenbaxt. In this part were the Flemmings placed first.

(2) Penbroke is the chiefest towne of all Demetia, and lieth on the east side of Milford hauen, wherein was sometimes a verie strong castell bu [...]ided (as some write) by a noble man named Arnulph Mont|gomer.

EEBO page image 21 (3) Milford is a famous and a goodlie harborough lieng in Demetia, or Westwales, The Welshmen name it the mouth of two swords. It hath two bran|ches or armes, the one flowing hard to Hauerford west, and the other thorough the countrie named Rossia.

10.30. Ororike prince of Meth besieging Du|blin, is driuen off by Miles Cogan, and hath the woorst side. Chap. 30.

Ororike prince of Meth besieging Du|blin, is driuen off by Miles Cogan, and hath the woorst side. Chap. 30.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 IN the meane time Ororike, the one eied king of Meth, watching the absence of the earle as also of Reimond, the one being in England, and the other at Waterford, he must [...]red a great number of soldiors, and vpon a sudden about the kalends of September, laieth siege to the citie of Dublin: within the which there were then but few men, but yet they were valiant and ve|rie men indeed. And as the flame can not be suppres|sed, but that it will breake out: euen so vertue and valiantnesse can not be shut vp, but that it will (when time and occasion serueth) shew it selfe. For Miles Cogan and all his companie vpon a sudden issue out vpon the enimies, and vnwares taking them nap|ping, made a great slaughter of them: among whom there was the sonne of Ororike, a lustie yoong gen|tleman, and he slaine also. And at this time the king of England, lieng at Penbroke in Wales, he fell out with the noblemen and gentlemen of the coun|trie: bicause they had suffered the earle Richard to take his passage among them from thense into Ire|land. And remoouing such as had anie charge or kée|ping of any forts there, he placed others therein: but at length his heat being cooled, & his displeasure quai|led, they were reconciled againe to his good fauour and grace.

Whilest the king laie there, he had great pleasure in hawking, and as he was walking abroad with a goshawke of Norwaie vpon his fist, he had espied a falcon sitting vpon a rocke; and as he went about the rocke to view and behold him, his goshawke hauing also espied the falcon, bated vnto him, and therewith the king let him flie. The falcon séeing hir selfe thus béeset, taketh also wing: and albeit hir flight was but slow at the first; yet at length she maketh wing and mounteth vp of a great height: and taking the ad|uantage of the goshawke hir aduersarie, commeth downe with all hir might, and striking hir she claue hir backe asunder, and fell downe dead at the kings foot: wherat the king and all they that were then pre|sent had great maruell. And the king hauing good li|king, and being in loue with the falcon, did yearelie at the bréeding and disclosing time send thither for them: for in all his land there was not a better and a more hardie hawke.

10.31. The comming of king Henrie into Ireland. Chap. 31.

The comming of king Henrie into Ireland. Chap. 31.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 THese things thus doone, and all prepa|red in a readinesse fit for such a noble en|terprise, and for which the king had staied a long time in Wales, he went to saint Da|uids church, where when he had made his praiers and doone his deuotion, the wind and the wether well seruing, he tooke shipping and arriued vnto Water|ford in the kalends of Nouember, being saint Luks daie: hauing in his retinue fiue hundred gentlemen of seruice, and of bowmen and horssemen a great number. This was in the seuentéenth yeare of his reigne, the one & fortith of his age, and in the yeare of our Lord one thousand one hundred seauentie & two, Alexander the third then pope, Frederike then em|peror, and Lewes then French king. And now was Prophesies of Merlin and Molin fulfil|led. fulfilled the prophesie of Merlin, that A firie globe shall come out of the east, and shall deuour and con|sume all Ireland round about: and likewise the pro|phesie of saint Molin, that Out of the east shall come a mightie hurling wind, & rush thorough to the west, and shall run thorough and ouerthrow the force and strength of Ireland.

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Compare 1587 edition: 1 2 After this, the Iriſh hearing that the Engliſhe men were comming as victorers to the reſcue of their friends, they burnt their citie and fled to the Ile that lieth in the mouth of the hauen there cal|led holy Iland, with al their riches, goodes, & cap|tiues. In the meane time the Erle of Pembroke paſſing forth towards Wexford, was encountred at the paſe of Odrone by the army of Lymrike yt was got thither before him to defende the paſſage there againſt him. But ſuch was the force of the Engliſh power (though but a handfull in cõpari|ſon to the number of their aduerſaries, that with ſlaughter of a great number of the Iriſh, they got through into the plaines without any loſſe at all, except of one yong gentleman.Meiller. In this cõflict the accuſtomed prowes of Meiller was ſufficiently apparãt. The Engliſhmẽ then drawing towards Wexford, & bearing what had chaũced vnto Fitz Stephans, they were highly diſpleaſed & troubled in mind, and forthwith turning on the right hand toward Waterford, where they foũd Heruey that was come from the king of Englãd,Heruie retur|neth from the king of Eng|lande. to whom he had bin ſent, and now vpon his returne, brought letters, by the tenor wherof he was authoriſed to perſwade the Erle to returne home into Englãd, who not only ſhewed the letters, but alſo in ſpeech vſed what perſwaſions he might to induce ye Erle to accompliſh the kings pleaſure. The Erle per|ceyuing the kings iealouſie ſtill to continue, & a|gain (how no ſmal part of his army was decayed through ſicknes, & in defẽce of diuerſe good towns which king Roderik had aſſaulted,) he determined to returne into Englande, & to ſeeke to pacifie the kings minde, ſo as he might purchaſe ſome aſſy|ſtance to go through with that he had begon tou|ching the conqueſt of Ireland, and ſo hauing ta|ken order for ye defence of thoſe places which were in his poſſeſſion, he paſſeth the ſea, and came to the king whom he found at Miweham, not farre from Gloceſter redy there with an army to paſſe forward towards Ireland. Here after much talke and reaſoning of matters, by the mediation & in|terceſſion of Heruey,The Earle of Pembroke re|ceyued into the kings fa|uor againe. the Earle was reconciled to the kings fauor, yeelding to the king the chiefeſt parcels of all his winnings, as Dublyn with the Canthredes adioyning, & all the townes & caſtels alongſt by the ſea ſide, and for the reſidue which it pleaſed the king to permit him to inioy, he coue|nanted to acknowledge that he helde the ſame of the king & his heyres for euer. Theſe things thus accorded, the K. toke his iourney directly towards Milford hauen, where he rigged a goodly nauy of ſhippes. About this time the Abbay de caſtro dei was founded. In the meane time Ororike ſur|named Monoculus, that is with the one eie,


Ororike king of Meth com|meth to aſſaile Dublin.

King of Methe, taking occaſion by the abſence of the Erle & alſo of Reymond that remained as yet at Waterforde about the kalendes of September, came to Dublin with a great multitude of men, and finding in the Citie but a few to defende it a|gaynſt [figure appears here on page 28] EEBO page image 29 him with great noyſe and violence aſſay|led the walles and rampyres, in hope to haue en|tred by fine force at the firſt aſſault: but Myles Cogan gouernour of the Citie,Miles Cogan diſcomfiteth the enimies. although he had no great number to make account of about him at that preſent, yet knowing that thoſe few which he had, were men of approued manhoode, ſallyed forth, and ſetting vpon the enimies on the ſodain, made ſuch ſlaughter amongſt thẽ, that the whole number beeing vtterly diſcomfited, he returned backe into the Citie with a glorious victorie. A|mong other of the Iriſh that were ſlaine, a ſonne of king Morice a iolly luſtie yong Gentleman was one.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 2 Whileſt theſe things were a doing in Ireland king Henrie was buſie to prouide all things rea|die to paſſe ouer,The arriual king Henrie in Ireland. and ſo taking the Sea, landed at Waterford about Saint Lukes day, with fiue hundred knightes, beſide other horſemen, and a great number of Archers. This was in the .xvij. yeare of his raigne.1172 and .xlj. of his age. Whileſt he remayned for a fewe dayes ſpace in Waterford, thither came vnto him the towneſmen of Wex|ford to make their way for pardon and fauour at his handes, and for a policie to nouriſh the ſuſpi|tion which was entred the kings minde againſt thoſe gentlemen that firſt had attempted the in|uaſion of Irelande,Fitz Stephans preſented to the king of England by his takers. they preſented vnto him Fitz Stephans in Irons, as it were to gratifie him, for that contrarie to his aſſent he had bene the firſt that came thither, and occaſioned al the other that after followed to do the like.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The king for that cauſe ſeeming highly of|fended agaynſt him at the firſt, dealt verie ſtraitly with him, and ſent him back togither with one of his fellowes to be kept bounde and chained in fet|ters within Reighnaldes tower.