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Compare 1577 edition: 1 About the same time came newes to the king,Hugh Lacie slaine. that Hugh Lacie was slaine in Ireland by an Irish gentleman that was his confederate (or rather by a labourer, as in the Irish historie you may read) whereof the king was nothing sorie, bicause the same Hugh was growne to so high degrée of puis|sance in that countrie, that he refused to obeie the kings commandement when he sent for him.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 ¶ It is to be noted, that when king Henrie had conquered the most part of Ireland, and set the coun|trie in some good order, after his comming from thence, such capteines as he left there behind him, EEBO page image 103 were not idle, but still did what they could to inlarge the confines which were committed to their gouer|nance: but amongst them all this Hugh Lacie was the chéefest, in somuch that after the death of Richard earle of Striguile,Hugh Lacies diligence to inlarge his possessions in Ireland. the king made him gouernour of the countrie in place of the said earle, by reason whereof he so inlarged his possessions, that within a while he became dreadfull, not onelie to the enimies, but also to his associats, as to such English capteins as were abiding in Ireland vpon gard of the Eng|lish frontiers. For if any of them disobeied his com|mandement, he would not sticke to chastise them at his pleasure, so that by such meanes he seemed rather to conquer the countrie to his owne vse, than to the kings. Wherein he dealt not so directlie or discréetlie as he might; for,

Homines volunt allici non impelli.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 He had also ioined himselfe in mariage with a daughter of the king of Unlester, not making king Henrie priuie to the same. Wherevpon the king ha|uing sundrie informations presented to him of such his presumptuous demeanour, commanded him by his letters to returne home, and come before his pre|sence, which to doo (as before I haue said) he refused, by reason whereof he confirmed the suspicion which was conceiued of him, to rise vpon no vaine conie|ctures, and therefore the euill that came to him was nothing lamented of king Henrie,King Henrie not sorie for the death of Lacie. who with good cause was highlie offended towards him for the con|tempts and considerations aforesaid.

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