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14.10. Edward the fourth and Edward the fift.

Edward the fourth and Edward the fift.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 _THomas Fitzmorice earle Lieutenants and deputies in king Ed|ward the fourth his daies. of Kildare, lord iustice till the third yeare of Edward the fourth, after which time the duke of Clarence, brother to the king, had the office of lieutenant while he liued, & made his deputies by sundry turnes, Thomas earle of Desmond, Iohn Tiptost earle of Worcester the kings cousine, Thomas earle of Kildare, and Henrie lord Greie of Ru [...]hin. Great was the credit of the Giraldins euer when the house of Yorke prospered, and likewise the Butlers thri|ued The But|lers. vnder the bloud of the Lancasters: for which cause the earle of Desmond remained manie yeres deputie to George duke of Clarence his good bro|ther: but when he had spoken certeine disdainefull words against the late marriage of king Edward with the ladie Elizabeth Greie, the said ladie being now queene, caused his trade of life after the Irish maner, contrarie to sundrie old statutes inacted in that behalfe, to be sifted and examined by Iohn erle of Worcester his successor; so that he was atteinted The earle of worcester. 1467 of treason, condemned, and for the same beheaded at Droghedagh.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Iames the father of this Thomas earle of Des|mond, Campion out of Sentleger in his collec|tions. being suffered and not controlled, during the gouernment of Richard duke of Yorke his godcept, and of Thomas earle of Kildare his kinsman, put vpon the kings subiects within the countries of Waterford, Corke, Kerrie, and Limerike, the I|rish Irish imposi|tions. impositions of quinio and liuerie, cartings, carriages, lodgings, cocherings, bonnaght, and such like, which customes are the verie bréeders, maintei|ners, and vpholders of all Irish enormities, wring|ing from the poore tenants euerlasting sesse, allow|ance of meat and monie, whereby their bodies and goods were brought in seruice and thraldome, so that the men of warre, horsses, and their Galloglasses lie still vpon the farmers, eat them out, begger the coun|trie, foster a sort of idle vagabonds, readie to rebell if their lord command them, euer nuzled in stealth and robberies.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 These euill presidents giuen by the father, the son did exercise, being lord deputie, to whome the refor|mation of that disorder speciallie belonged. Not|withstanding the same fault being winked at in o|ther, and with such rigor auenged in him, was ma|nifestlie taken for a quarrell sought and procured. Two yeares after, the said earle of Worcester 146 [...] EEBO page image 79 lost his head, whilest Henrie the sixt taken out of the tower was set vp againe, and king Edward procla|med vsurper, and then was Kildare inlarged, whom likewise atteinted, they thought also to haue rid, and shortlie both the earles of Kildare & Desmond were Restitution to bloud. 1470 Flatsburie. restored to their bloud by parlement. Sir Rowland Eustace, sometime treasuror and lord chancellor, was lastlie also lord deputie of Ireland. He founded saint Francis abbeie beside Kilcollen bridge. King Edward a yeare before his death honored his yoong|er sonne (Richard duke of Yorke) with the title of lieutenant ouer this land, which he inioied till his vn|naturall vncle bereft both him and his brother king Edward the fift of their naturall liues.

14.11. Richard the third.

Richard the third.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 _WHen this monster of na|ture & cruell tyrant Richard the third had killed his two yoong nephues, and taken vp|on him the crowne & gouerne|ment of England, he prefer|red his owne sonne Edward to the dignitie of lord lieute|nant of Ireland, whose deputie was Girald earle of Kildare that bare that office all the reigne of king Richard, and a while in Henrie the seuenth his daies.

14.12. Henrie the seuenth.

Henrie the seuenth.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 _TO which earle came the wi|lie priest sir Richard Simon, bringing with him a lad that Henrie the se|uenth. Sir Richard Simon priest. Lambert counterfeit to be the earle of warwike. was his scholer, named Lam|bert, whome he feined to be the sonne of George earle of Cla|rence, latelie escaped foorth of the tower of London. And the boie could reckon vp his pedegrée so readilie, & had learned of the priest such princelie behauiour, that he lightlie mooued the said earle, and manie others the nobles of Ireland (tendering as well the linage roi|all of Richard Plantagenet duke of Yorke, and his sonne George their countrieman borne, as also ma|ligning the aduancement of the house of Lancaster in Henrie the seuenth) either to thinke or to faine, that the world might beléeue they thought verelie this child to be Edward earle of Warwike, the duke of Clarence his lawfull sonne.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 And although king Henrie more than halfe mar|red their sport, in shewing the right earle through all the stréets of London, yet the ladie Margaret duches of Burgongne, sister to Edward the fourth, hir ne|phue The lord Louell. Sir Thomas Broughton. Iohn de la Poole, the lord Louell, sir Thomas Broughton knight, and diuers other capteins of this conspiracie, deuised to abuse the colour of this yoong earles name, for preferring their purpose: which if it came to good, they agréed to depose Lambert, and to erect the verie earle indéed, now prisoner in the tow|er, for whose quarrell had they pretended to fight, they déemed it likelie he should haue béene made awaie. Wherefore it was blazed in Ireland, that the king to mocke his subiects, had schooled a boie to take vpon him the earle of Warwikes name, and had shewed him about London, to blind the eies of the simple folke, and to defeat the lawfull inheritour of the good duke of Clarence their countriman and pro|tector during his life, vnto whose linage they also deriued title in right to the crowne.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 In all hast they assembled at Dublin, and there Lambert crowned. in Christs church they crowned this idoll, honoring him with titles imperiall, feasting and triumphing, raising mightie shouts and cries, carrieng him from thense to the castell vpon tall mens shoulders, that he might be seene and noted, as he was sure an ho|norable child to looke vpon. Heerewith assembling their forces togither, they prouided themselues of ships, and imbarking therein, they tooke the [...]a, and landing in Lancashire, passed forwards, till they came to Newarke vpon Trent. Therevpon insued the battell of Stoke, commonlie called Martin Swarts field, wherein Lambert and his maister were taken, but yet pardoned of life, and were not executed. The erle of Lincolne, the lord Louell, Mar|tin Swart, the Almaine capteine, and Maurice Fitzthomas capteine of the Irish, were slaine, and all their power discomfited, as in the English histo|rie it may further appeare. Iasper duke of Bedford, 1460 Iasper duke of Bedford lieutenent. and earle of Penbroke lieutenant, and Walter arch|bishop of Dublin his deputie.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 In this time befell another like Irish illusion, procured by the duchesse aforesaid, and certeine no|bles in England, whereby was exalted as rightfull king of England, and vndoubted earle of Ulster, the counterfeit Richard duke of Yorke, preserued from king Richards crueltie (as the adherents faced the matter downe) and with this maigame lord, named indéed Peter (in scorne Perkin) Warbecke, they flattered themselues manie yeares after. Then was Perkin War|becke. sir Edward Poinings knight sent ouer lord depu|tie, with commission to apprehend Warbecks princi|pall 1494 Sir Edward Poinings lord deputie. parteners in Ireland: amongst whom was na|med Girald Fitzgirald, whose purgation the king (notwithstanding diuerse surmising and auouching the contrarie) did accept. After much adoo, Perkin be|ing Perkin War|becke taken. taken, confessed by his owne writing the course of his whole life, and all his proceedings in this en|terprise, whereof in the English historie, as we haue borowed the same foorth of Halles chronicles, yee may read more, and therefore héere we haue omitted to speake further of that matter.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 In the yeare 1501, king Henrie made lieutenant 1501 Henrie duke of yorke, after king Henrie the eight, lord lieutenant. of Ireland his second sonne Henrie, as then duke of Yorke, who after reigned by the name of Henrie the eight. To him was appointed deputie the foresaid Girald erle of Kildare, who accompanied with Iohn Blake maior of Dublin, warred vpon William le Burgh, Obren, and Mac Nemarre, O [...]arroull, and fought with the greatest power of Irishmen that had béene togither since the conquest, vnder the The field of Knocktow. hill of Knocktow, in English the hill of the axes, six miles from Galowaie, and two miles from Bel|liclare Burghes manour towne. Mac William and his complices were there taken, his souldiers that escaped the sword were pursued fleeing, for the space of fiue miles: great slaughter was made of them, and manie capteins caught, without the losse of one Englishman. The earle of Kildare at his returne was made knight of the noble order of the garter, The earle of Kildare, knight of the garter. and liued in worthie estimation all his life long, as well for this seruice, as diuerse other his famous ex|ploits.

Thus farre the Irish Chronicles continued and ended at Henrie the seauenth.

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3.7. Edwarde the fourth, And Edward the fifth.

Edwarde the fourth, And Edward the fifth.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 Lieutenaunts and Deputies in king Ed|ward the fourth his dayes.THomas Fitz Morice Earle of Kildare, Lord Iuſtice vntill the thirde yeere of Edward the fourth, after whiche time the Duke of Clarence, brother to the King, had the office of Lieutenant while he liued, and made his deputies by ſundry turnes, Thomas Erle of Deſmond, Iohn Tip|toft Erle of Wurcetor the Kings couſin, Tho|mas Earle of Kildare, and Henry Lord Grey of Ruthin. Great was the credit of the Giraldines euer whẽ the houſe of Yorke proſpered,The Butlers. and like|wiſe the Butlers thriued vnder the bloud of the Lancaſters: for whiche cauſe the Earle of Deſ|mond remayned many yeres Deputie to George Duke of Clarence his good brother: but when he had ſpoken certayne diſdaynefull words againſte the late marriage of king Edward with the La|dy Elizabeth Gray, the ſayd Lady beeing nowe Queene, cauſed his trade of life after the Iriſhe manner, contrary to ſundry olde ſtatutes enacted in that behalfe,The Erle of Wurceter. to be ſifted and examined by Iohn Earle of Wurcetor his ſucceſſor, ſo that hee was atteynted of treaſon, cõdemned, and forthe ſame beheaded at Droghedagh.1467

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Compare 1587 edition: 1 2 Campion out of Saint leger in his collec|tions.Iames the father of this Thomas Earle of Deſmond, being ſuffered and not controlled, du|ring the gouernemẽt of Richard Duke of Yorke his godcept, and of Thomas Erle of Kildare his kinſman, put vpon the Kings ſubiects within the countries of Waterford, Corke, Keary,Iriſh impoſi|tions. and Li|mirike, the Iriſh impoſitions of Quinio and Li|uery, Cartings, Cariages, lodings, Cocherings, Bonnaght and ſuch like, which cuſtomes are the very breeders, maynteyners and vpholders of all Iriſhe enormities, wringing from the poore te|nantes euerlaſting ceaſſe, allowãce of meate and money, whereby their bodies and goodes were brought in ſeruice and thraldome, ſo that the mẽ of warre, Horſes, and their Galloglaghes lye ſtil vpon the fermors, eate them out, begger the coũ|trey, foſter a ſort of Idle vagabonds, ready to re|bell if their Lord commaund them, euer non ſled in ſtelth and robberies. Theſe euill preſidents gi|uen by the father, the ſonne did exerciſe, being L. Deputie, to whome the reformation of that diſ|order ſpecially belonged. Notwithſtanding the ſame faulte beeing winked at in other, and with ſuch rigor auenged in him, was manifeſtly taken for a quarrell ſought and procured.1469 Two yeeres after, the ſayd Earle of Wurcetor loſt his head, while Henry the ſixt takẽ out of the Tower was ſet vp againe, & king Edward proclaymed vſur|per, and then was Kildare enlarged, whom like|wiſe atteynted, they thought alſo to haue rydde, and ſhortly both the Earles of Kildare and Deſ|mond were reſtored to their bloud by Parliamẽt.Reſtitution to bloud. Sir Rouland Euſtace,



ſometime Treaſorer and Lord Chancellor, was laſtly alſo Lord Deputie of Ireland. He founded S. Francis Abbey beſide Kilcollen bridge. King Edwarde a yeere before his death, honored his yonger ſon Richard Duke of Yorke, with the title of Lieutenant ouer thys lande, which he enioyed til his vnnaturall Vncle bereft both him and his brother King Edwarde the fifth of their naturall liues.

3.8. ¶ Richard the third.Richard the third.

¶ Richard the third.Richard the third.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 WHen this Monſter of nature and cruell Tyrant Richard the third had murthered his two yong Nephewes, and taken vpon hym the Crowne and gouernement of England, hee preferred his owne ſonne Edward to the dignitie of Lorde Lieutenante of Ireland, whoſe deputie was Geralde Earle of Kildare that bare that of|fice all the reigne of King Richard, and a while in Henry the ſeuenth his dayes.

3.9. ¶ Henry the ſeuenth.

¶ Henry the ſeuenth.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 TO the which Earle came the wilie Prieſt,Henry the ſeuenth. Sir Richard Simõd Prieſt. Lambert coũ|terfeyt to be the Erle of Warwicke. ſir Richard Simond, bringing with him a lad that was his Scholer, named Lambert, whome hee feygned to bee the ſonne of George Earle of Clarence, lately eſcaped foorth of the Tower of London. And the boy could reckon vp his pede|gree ſo redily, and had learned of the Prieſt ſuche Princely behauiour, that hee lightly moued the ſayde Earle, and many other ye nobles of Ireland EEBO page image 75 (tendering as well the lignage royal of Richard Plantagenet Duke of Yorke, and hys ſonne George their Countreymã borne, as alſo ma|ligning the aduancement of the houſe of Lan|caſter in Henry the ſeuenth) eyther to thinke or to faine, yt the world might beleeue they thought verily this child to be Edward Earle of War|wike, the Duke of Clarence his lawfull ſonne.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 And although King Henry more than halfe marred their ſporte, in ſhewing the right Earle through all the ſtreetes of London, yet the Lady Margaret, Duches of Burgongne, ſiſter to Edwarde the fourth, hyr Nephewe Iohn de la Poole,The Lorde Louell. [...] Thomas Broughton. ye Lord Louell, Sir Thomas Brough|ton Knighte, and dyuers other Captaynes of this conſpiracy, deuiſed to abuſe the coloure of this yong Earles name, for preferring their pur|poſe: which if it came to good, they agreed to de|poſe Lamberte, and to erect the very Earle in|deede, nowe priſoner in the Tower, for whoſe quarrell, had they pretended to fight, they dee|med it likely hee ſhoulde haue bin made away. Wherefore it was blazed in Irelande, that the King to mocke hys ſubiectes, had ſcholed a boy, to take vppon hym the Earle of Warwikes name, and hadde ſhewed him about London, to blinde the eyes of the ſimple folke, and to defeate the lawfull inheritour of the good Duke of Cla|rence theyr countreyman and protector duryng his life, vnto whoſe lignage, they alſo deriued title in right to the Crowne.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 In all haſt, they aſſembled at Dublin, and there in Chriſts Churche, [...]mberte [...]ned. they Crowned thys Idoll, honoring him with titles imperiall, fea|ſting and triumphing, reyſing myghtie ſhoutes and cryes, carrying him from thence to the Ca|ſtell vpon tall mens ſhoulders, that hee myghte bee ſeene and noted, as hee was ſure an hono|rable childe to looke vpon.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 Heerewith, aſſembling their forces togither, they prouided themſelues of Shippes, and em|barquing therein, they tooke the Sea, and lan|ding in Lancaſhire, paſſed forwarde, till they came to Newarke vpon Trent: therevpon en|ſued the battell of Stoke, commonly called Martin Swartes field, wherein Lambert and hys maiſter were taken, but yet pardoned of life, and were not executed.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The Earle of Lincolne, the Lorde Louell, Martin Swart, the Almayne Captayne, and Maurice Fitz Thomas, Captayne of the Iriſh, were ſlayne, and all their power diſcomfited, as in the Engliſhe hiſtory it may further appeare.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 1460Iaſper Duke of Bedford, and Erle of Pem|broke Lieutenant,Iaſper Duke of Bedford Lieu|tenant. and Walter Archbyſhop of Dublin his Deputie.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 In this time, befell another like Iriſhe illuſi|on, procured by the Duches aforeſayd, and cer|tayne nobles in England, whereby was exalted as rightfull King of Englande, and vndoubted Earle of Vlſter, the counterfeyte Richarde Duke of Yorke, preſerued from kyng Richards crueltie (as the adherentes faced the matter downe) and with thys Maygame Lorde,Perkin War|becke. na|med indeede Peter (in ſcorne Perkin) War|becke, they flattered themſelues manye yeares after.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 Then was Sir Edward Poynings Knight ſente ouer Lorde Deputie,


Sir Edward Poynings L. Deputy.

with commiſſion to apprehende Warbeckes principall partners in Irelande: amongſt whome, was named Gi|ralde Fitz Girald Earle of Kildare, whoſe pur|gation the Kyng (notwithſtandyng dyuers furmiſing and auouching the contrarye) dyd accept.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 After muche adoe, Perkin beeing taken,Perkin War|becke taken. con|feſſed by hys owne writing the courſe of hys whole life, and al his proceedings in thys enter|priſe, whereof in the Engliſhe hiſtorie, as wee haue borowed the ſame forthe of Halles Chro|nicles, yee may reade more, and therefore heere we haue omitted to ſpeake further of that mat|ter.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 In the yeare .1501.1501 King Henrye made Lieutenant of Ireland his ſecond ſonne Henry,Henry Duke of Yorke, after King Henry the eyght, L. Lieutenaunt. as then Duke of Yorke, who after reigned by the name of Henry the eyght.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 To him was appoynted Deputie, the fore|ſayd Giralde Earle of Kildare, who accompa|nyed with Iohn Blake Maior of Dublin,The fielde of Knocktowe. warred vpon William le Burgh, Obrene, and Mack Nemarre, Ocarroul, and foughte wyth the greateſt power of Iriſhmen that hadde bin togither ſince the Conqueſt, vnder the hyll of Knocktowe, in Engliſhe, the hyll of the Axes, ſixe miles from Galoway, and two myles from Belliclare Burghes manour Towne: Mack William and his complices were there taken, hys Souldyers that eſcaped the ſworde were purſued fleeing, for the ſpace of fyue myles, great ſlaughter was made of them, and many Captaynes caughte, without the loſſe of one Engliſhman.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The Earle of Kildare at hys returne, was made Knighte of the noble order of the Garter,The Earle of Kildare, knight of the Garter. and lyued in worthy eſtimation all hys lyfe long, as well for thys ſeruice, as diuers other his famous exploytes.