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Compare 1577 edition: 1 In the meane time, by the king of Englands ap|pointment, William king of Scotland went ouer into Normandie, and by the aduice and good admo|nition of king Henrie, he granted licence vnto two bishops of his realme of Scotland, to wit, Aberdene and saint Andrewes, to returne into Scotland, whom he had latelie before banished, and driuen out of his realme. Moreouer, as king Henrie laie at Harfléet readie to saile ouer into England, discord fell betwixt the king of France and the erle of Flanders, so that the king of England at desire of the French king returned backe, and came vnto Gisors, where the French king met him, and so did the earle of Fland|ers, betwixt whom vpon talke had in the matter de|pending in controuersie, he made a concord, and then comming downe to Chirburge, he and the king of Scots in his companie passed ouer into Eng|land, landing at Portesmouth the 26. of Iulie.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 The king now being returned into England, or|deined a statute for armour and weapon to be had a|mongst his subiects heere in this realme, which was thus.An ordinance for armour. Euerie man that held a knights fée should be bound to haue a paire of curasses, an helmet, with shield and speare; and euerie knight or man of arms should haue as manie curasses, helmets, shields and speares as he held knights fées in demaine. Euerie man of the laitie hauing goods or reuenues to the value of sixteene marks, should haue one paire of cu|rasses, an helmet, a speare, and a shield. And euerie free man of the laitie hauing goods in value worth ten marks, should haue an habergeon, a steele cap, & a speare; and all burgesses, and the whole communal|tie of frée men should haue a wambais, a cap o [...] stéele, and a speare.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Further it was ordeined, that euerie man thus bound to haue armour, should be sworne to haue th [...] same before the feast of S. Hilarie, and to be true vn|to king Henrie Fitz empres, in defense of whome and of his realme they should kéepe with them such armour and weapon, according to his precept and commandement thereof had and made. And no man being furnished with such armour, should sell, pledge, lend, or otherwise alien the same, neither may his lord by any means take the same from him, either by waie of forfeiture, by distresse or pledge, nor by any other means: and when any man died, hauing such armour, he shall leaue it to his heire, and if his heire be not of lawfull age to weare it into the field, then he that hath the custodie of his bodie shall haue the armour, and find an able man to weare it for him, till he come to age.

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