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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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TO THE RIGHT HO|norable sir Henrie Sidneie knight, lord deputie of Ireland, lord president of Wales, knight of the most noble order of the garter, and one of hir maiesties priuie councell within hir realme of England.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 _HOw cumbersome (right honorable) and dangerous a taske it is, to ingrosse & divulge the dooings of others, especiallie when the parties registred or their issue are liuing: both common reason sufficientlie acknowledgeth, and dailie ex|perience infalliblie prooueth. For man by course of nature is so parciallie affected to himselfe and his bloud, as he will be more agreeued with the chronicler for recording a peeuish trespasse, than he will be offended with his friend for committing an heinous treason. Ouer this, if the historian be long, he is accompted a trifler: if he be short, he is taken for a summister: if he com|mend, he is twighted for a flatterer: if he reprooue, he is holden for a carper: if he be pleasant, he is noted for a iester: if he be graue, he is reckoned for a drooper: if he misdate, he is named a falsifier: if he once but trip, he is tearmed a stumbler: so that let him beare himselfe in his chronicle as vprightlie and as conscionablie as he may possible, yet he shall be sure to find them that will be more prest to blab foorth his pelfish faults, than they will be readie to blaze out his good deserts. Others there be, that although they are not able to reprooue what is written, yet they will be sure to cast in his dish what is forgotten. Heere, saie they, this exploit is omit|ted: there that policie is not detected: heere this saieng would haue beene inter|laced: there that trecherie should haue beene displaied. These & the like discom|modities, with which historiographers are vsuallie cloid, haue borne backe diuers and sundrie willing minds, who taking the waie to be thornie, the credit slipperie, the carpers to be manie, would in no case be medlers, choosing rather to sit by their owne fire obscurelie at home, than to be baited with enuious toongs openlie abroad.

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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.

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The thirde Booke of the Hiſtorie of Ireland, compriſing the raigne of Henry the eyght: continued by Richard Stanihurſt, and vvritten to the right honorable Sir Henrie Sidney Knight, Lord Deputie of Ireland, Lord preſident of VVales, Knight of the moſt noble order of the Garter, and one of hir Maieſties priue Counſayle within hir Realme of Englande.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 _HOw comber|ſome (ryghte Honorable) & daungerous a taſke it is, to engroſſe & di|vulge the do|ings of others, eſpecially whẽ the parties re|giſtred or their iſſue are liuing: both common reaſon ſufficient|ly acknowledgeth, and dayly experience infal|libly approueth. For Man by courſe of nature is ſo partially affected to himſelf, and his bloud, as hee will bee more agreeued with the Chro|nicler for recording a peeuiſh treſpaſſe, than hee will be offended with his friende, for cõmitting an heynous treaſon.