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My lord duke, behold the people of Kent come forth to méet you, and to receiue you as their liege lord, re|quiring at your hands the things which perteine to peace, and that vnder this condition; that all the peo|ple of Kent enioy for euer their ancient liberties, and may for euermore vse the lawes and customes of the countrie othe [...]wise they are readie presentlie to bid battell to you, and them that be with you and are min|ded rather to die here altogither, than to depart from [...]he law [...]s and customes of their countrie, and to sub|mit themsel [...]s to bondage, [...]hereof as yet they ne|uer had experie [...]ce.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 The duke sé [...]ing himselfe to be driuen to such an exigent & [...]a [...]row pinch, consulted a while with them that came with him, prudentlie considering, that if he should take anie repulse or displeasure at the hands of this people, whi [...]h [...]e [...] [...]ey of England, all that he had done before [...] disanulled and made of none effect, and all his hope and safetie should stand in danger and ieopardie: not so willinglie as wiselie he granted the people of Kent their request. Now when the couenant was established, and pledges giuen on both sides: the Kentishmen being ioyfull, conducted the Normans (who also were glad) vnto Rochester, and yéelded vp to the duke the earledome of Kent, and the noble castell of Douer.The ancient liberties and lawes of En|gland remaine in Kent onlie. Thus the ancient liberties of England, and the lawes and customes of the coun|trie, which before the comming of duke William out of Normandie, were equallie kept throughout all England, doo (through this industrie and earnest tra|uell of the archbishop Stigand and Egelsin abbat of S. Augustines) remaine inuiolablie obserued vntill this daie within that countie of Kent. ¶ Thus far Thomas Spot, Wil. Thorn [...]. and after him William Thorne writeth the same. Of the which the former (that is Spot) liued in the daies of king Edward the first, and William Thorne in the daies of king Richard the second.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 But now, before we procéed anie further in reci|tall of the Conquerours dooings, we haue here in a table noted all the noble capteins and gentlemen of name, aswell Normans as other strangers, which as|sisted duke William in the conquest of this land: and first, as we find them written in the chronicles of Normandie by one William Tailleur.

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