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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 In the yeare following Theobald archbishop of Canturburie, and legat to the sée apostolike, Anno Reg. 16. 1151 held a generall synod or councell at London in the Lent season, Ger. Dorobe [...]. A synod at London. where king Stephan himselfe with his sonne Eustachius, and other the péeres of the realme were present. This councell was full of appeales, contrarie to that had beene vsed in this land, till the time that Henrie bishop of Winchester vnto his owne harme (whilest he was likewise the popes legat) had by vn|iust intrusion brought them in, and now at this coun|cell he was himselfe thrise appealed to the hearing of the popes owne consistorie. After this king Stephan in the same yeare brake into the citie of Worcester, and whereas he could not the last time win the ca|stell, he now endeuoured with all his force to take it. But when those within made valiant resistance, he raised two castels against it, and leauing in the same certeine of his Nobles to continue the siege, he himselfe returned home. ¶ Thus (as yee see) the kings propertie was to attempt manie things va|liantlie, but he procéeded in them oftentimes ve|rie slowlie: howbeit, now by the policie of the earle of Leicester, those two castels which the king had rai|sed to besiege the other castell, were shortlie after de|stroied: and so the besieged were deliuered from dan|ger. This earle of Leicester was brother to the earle of Mellent.The earle of Leicester bro|ther to the erle of Mellent. Thus the kings purposed intention and painefull trauell on that behalfe came to none effect.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 In the meane while Henrie duke of Normandie maried Elianor duches of Guien or Aquitaine, Anno Reg. 17. 1152 late|lie diuorsed from the French king,The duke of Normandie Fitzempresse marieth the duchesse of Aquitaine. and so in right of hir he became duke of Aquitaine, and earle of Poic|tou; for she was the onelie daughter to William duke of Guien, and earle of Poictou, and by hir father created his sole and lawfull heire.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 The French king was nothing pleased with this mariage,The French king maketh warre against the duke of Normandie. in somuch that he made sore warre vpon duke Henrie, ioining himselfe in league with king Stephan, with his sonne Eustace, and with the lord EEBO page image 59 Geffrey brother to duke Henrie, so that the said Henrie was constreined to defer his iournie into England, and applie his power to de [...]end his coun|tries and subiects on that side of the sea. For where|as he was readie at the mouth of the riuer of Barbe to passe ouer into England, not long after midsum|mer, the French king, with Eustace king Stephans sonne, Robert earle of Perch, Henrie erle of Cham|paigne, and Geffrey brother to duke Henrie, hauing assembled a mightie armie, came and besieged the castell of Newmarch, and sent foorth the lord Geffrey with a strong power to win the castell of Angers. Duke Henrie aduertised hereof, departing from the place where he soiourned, hasted foorth to succour his people that were besieged, but the castell of New|march was deliuered to the French king,The castell of Newmarch deliuered to the French king. through treason of those that had it in kéeping, before the duke could come to their rescue.

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