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Compare 1577 edition: 1 It happened that this Robert was abroad in Ger|manie, when king William his father died (whither he went to raise a power, to the intent he might ther|by obteine the possession of Normandie, which he trusted to enioy in his fathers life time) where hea|ring newes of his death, he hasted straightwaies in|to Normandie, and there being ioyfullie receiued, was peac [...]ablie proclaimed duke of that countrie, with great gladnesse and shouting of the people.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 After this, considering with himselfe how disho|norable a thing it was for him, that his yoonger bro|ther should possesse the crowne of England, which of right (as he said) belonged vnto him, by reason of his age; he determined with all expedition to passe the seas with an armie, and recouer that into his hands, which his father had giuen from him, partlie (as it is thought) for his wilfulnesse and disobedience towards him, and partly also bicause he doubted that if he should leaue it vnto him, he would through his too much gentlenesse and facilitie, giue occasion to the English to resume strength, and therby to reuolt. Wherefore he iudged his yoonger brother the saied William (a man of a rougher nature) the m [...]ter of the twaine for the gouernement.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 As duke Robert was thus mooued by his owne desire to bereue his brother of the dominion of Eng|land, EEBO page image 17 so he was not a little incensed ther [...]nto by such of the English Nobilitie and Normans, as came dailie ouer vnto him out of the realme, complaining of the present state of the world, as those that misli|ked of the whole maner of regiment vsed in the be|ginning of the reigne of his brother William. His vncle Odo also (then bishop of Baieux) furthered the matter all that he might. This Odo was at first in great estimation with his brother the Conqueror, and bare great rule vnder him, till at length for en|uie that the archbishop Lanfranke was preferred before him, he conspired against him, who vnder|standing thereof, committed him foorthwith to pri|son, where he remained, till the said prince then lieng on his death-bed, released and restored him to his for|mer libertie. When the king was dead, William Rufus tooke him backe into England, supposing no lesse but to haue had a speciall fréend and a trustie counceller of him in all his affaires. But yer long after his comming thither, he fell againe into the same offense of ingratitude, wherof he became culp|able in the Conquerors daies:Odo the bi|shop of Bai| [...]x conspireth against his n [...]phue Wil|liam Rufus. for perceiuing that Lanfranke was so highlie esteemed with the king, that he could beare no rule, and partlie suspecting that Lanfranke had beene cheefe causer ofhis former imprisonment, he conspired with the rest against his nephue, and therevpon wrote sundrie letters ouer vnto duke Robert, counselling him to come ouer with an armie in all hast, to take the rule vpon him, which by his practise should easilie be compassed.

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