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Compare 1577 edition: 1 Wherevpon the said duke hauing knowledge by the waie that he should come too late thither, he en|camped first vpon the fide of the riuer of Andell, and wasted a great part of the countrie of Ueuxin or Ueulquesine,Ueulquesine. or Ueuxin. surnamed Le Normant, which lieth be|twixt the riuer of Epte and Andell. This countrie belonged somtime to Normandie, but Geffrey earle of Aniou the dukes father had resigned it to the French king, to the end he should not aid king Ste|phan. The duke also burned the castels of Bascher|uisle, Chitrey, Stirpiney, and the castell of Fort, that belonged to Hugh de Gourney, with diuerse other. About the end of August he left his townes in Nor|mandie sufficientlie furnished with garisons of soul|diers, and went into Aniou, where he besieged the ca|stell de mount Sotelli, till he had taken it, and all those that were within it, amongst whome was the lord thereof named William. The French king on the other side entring into Normandie, burnt part of the borough of Rieule, and either then or shortlie after that duke Henrie was gone ouer into Eng|land,The castell of Uernon. Simon Dun. he tooke the towne and castell of Uernon.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Whilest these things were thus a dooing in France, K. Stephan would haue caused the archbi|shop of Canturburie & diuerse other bishops, whom for that purpose he had assembled, to crowne, an|noint, and confirme his sonne Eustace king ouer the realme of England.The pope is against it. But the archbishops and bi|shops refused so to doo, bicause the pope by his letters sent to the archbishop, had commanded to the contra|rie; namelie, that he should in no wise crowne the kings son, bicause his father king Stephan had got the possession of the land against his oth receiued in behalfe of the empresse. The father and sonne being not a litle offended herewith, committed most of his bishops to ward,The bishops are threatned. séeking by threats and menacings to bring them to his purpose. The bishops also were in no small perplexitie: for according to the truth, the king neuer seemed greatlie to fauor church|men, bicause of their strength (as in former times by his rigor vsed against the bishops of Salisburie and Lincolne it plainelie appeared) and yet would not these men yéeld to his pleasure: wherevpon although they were set at libertie, they were neuerthelesse de|priued of their temporall possessions, which notwith|standing afterwards vpon the kings owne motion were restored vnto them.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Howbeit the archbishop of Canturburie persi|sting still in his opinion, Ger. Dor. was forsaken of diuerse of the bishops, who throgh feare durst not stand against their princes pleasure. But the archbishop, when he perceiued how the matter went, & that all the blame was like to light and rest on his shoulders,The archbi|shop of Can|turburie flieth out of the realme. he got himselfe by a maruellous hap ouer the Thames, and with spéed riding to Douer, passed the sea, to auoid both the fathers and sonnes reuengefull displeasure. Herevpon the king seized into his hands all the lands & possessions that belonged to the archbishop.

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