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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The citie of Worcester about this season was by a casuall fire almost wholie burnt vp and consumed.

Floriacensis Wigorniensis. Worcester burnt. Polydor.

The Welshmẽ inuade the en|glish marshes. K. Henrie en|treth into Wales with an armie.

Which mishap, bicause that citie ioineth néere vnto Wales, was thought to be a signification of trou|bles to folow by the insurrection of the Welshmen: who conceiuing hope of good speed by their good suc|cesse in the wars held with William Rufus, began now to inuade & waste the English marshes. Wher|vpon king Henrie desirous to tame their hautie sto|machs (bicause it was a gréefe to him still to be vex|ed with such tumults and vprisings as they dailie procured) assembled a mightie armie, and went into Wales. Now bicause he knew the Welshmen tru|sted more to the woods and mountains, than to their owne strength, he beset all the places of their refuge with armed men, and sent into the woods certeine bands to laie them waste, & to hunt the Welsh out of their holes. The soldiours (for their parts) néeded no exhortation: for remembring the losses susteined a|fore time at the Welshmens hands, they shewed well by their fresh pursute, how much they desired to EEBO page image 38 be reuenged, so that the Welsh were slaine on each hand, and that in great numbers, till the king percei|ued the huge slaughter, & saw that hauing throwne away their armour and weapons, they sought to saue themselues by flight, he commanded the souldi|ours to ceasse from killing, and to take the residue that were left prisoners, if they would yéeld them|selues: which they did, and besought the king of his mercie and grace to pardon and forgiue them.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The king thus hauing vanquished and ouercome the Welshmen,Garisons pla|ced in Wales by K. Henrie. Floriacensis Wigorniensis. placed garisons in sundrie townes & castels, where he thought most necessarie, and then re|turned to London with great triumph. Thither shortlie after came ambassadours from the empe|rour, requiring the kings daughter affianced (as be|fore you haue heard) vnto him, and (being now viri|potent or mariable) desired that she might be deliue|red vnto them.A subsidie rai|sed by the king to bestowe with his daughter. Hen. Hunt. Polydor. King Henrie hauing heard their sute and willing with spéed to performe the same, raised a great tax among his subiects, rated after euerie hide of land which they held, & taking of ech one thrée shil|lings towards the paiment of the monie which was couenanted to be giuen with hir at the time of the contract. Which when the king had leuied, with much more, towards the charges to be emploied in sending hir foorth, he appointed certeine of his greatest péeres to safe conduct hir vnto hir husband, who with all con|uenient speed conueied hir into Germanie, and in verie honorable maner there deliuered hir vnto the foresaid emperour. After this, the king went into Normandie,The king go|eth ouer into Normandie. and there created his sonne William duke of that countrie, causing the people to sweare fealtie and obedience to him, whereof rose a custome, that the kings of England from thencefoorth (so long as Normandie remained in their hands) made euer their eldest sonnes dukes of that countrie. When he had doone this with other his businesse in Norman|die, he returned into England.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 In this yeare about the fiftéenth daie of October, the sea so decreased and shranke from the old accusto|med water-markes and coasts of the land here in this realme, The sea de|creaseth. Woonders. Wil. Thorne. that a man might haue passed on foot o|uer the sands and washes, for the space of a whole daie togither, so that it was taken for a great woon|der. It was also noted, that the maine riuers (which by the tides of the sea vsed to ebbe and flow twice in 24. houres) became so shallow, that in many places men might go ouer them without danger, and nam|lie the riuer of Thames was so lowe for the space of a day and a night, Simon Dun. Ran. Higd. Matth. Westm. that horsses, men, and children pas|sed ouer it betwixt London bridge and the tower, and also vnder the bridge, the water not reaching a|boue their knées. Moreouer, in the moneth of De|cember, the aire appeared red, as though it had bur|ned. In like maner, the Winter was verie extreame cold with frosts,1115 Anno Reg. 16. by reason whereof at the thawing and breaking of the yce, the most part of all the brid|ges in England were broken and borne downe.

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