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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 To conclude, so manie persons herevpon were apprehended, that all the prisons in and about Lon|don were full,Sir Roge [...] Acton & his complices condemned of treason and heresie. the chiefe of them were condemned by the cleargie of heresie, and atteinted of high treason in the Guildhall of London, and adiudged for that offense to be drawen and hanged, and for heresie to be consumed with fire, gallowes and all, which iudge|ment wis executed the same moneth, on the said sir Roger Acton, and eight and twentie others. ¶ Some saie, that the occasion of their death was onelie for the conueieng of the lord Cobham out of prison. O|thers write, that it was both for treason and heresie, and so it appeareth by the record. Certeine affirme, that it was for feined causes surmized by the spiritu|altie, more vpon displeasure than truth, and that they were assembled to heare their preacher (the foresaid Beuerlie) in that place there, out of the waie from re|sort of people, sith they might not come togither open|lie about any such matter, without danger to be ap|prehended; as the manner is, and hath beene euer of the persecuted flocke, when they are prohibited pu|blikelie the exercise of their religion. But howsoeuer the matter went with these men, apprehended they were, and diuerse of them executed (as before ye haue heard) whether for rebellion or heresie, or for both (as the forme of the indictment importeth) I néed not to spend manie words, sith others haue so largelie treated thereof; and therefore I refer those that wish to be more fullie satisfied herein vnto their reports.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 EEBO page image 545Whilest in the Lent season the king laie at Kil|lingworth, there came to him from Charles Dolphin of France certeine ambassadors, Eiton. A disdainefull [...]mbassage. that brought with them a barrell of Paris balles, which from their maister they presented to him for a token that was taken in verie ill part, as sent in scorne, to signifie, that it was more méet for the king to passe the time with such childish exercise, than to attempt any wor|thie exploit. Wherfore the K. wrote to him, that yer ought long, he would tosse him some London balles that perchance should shake the walles of the best court in France. ¶This yeare, Thom. Arundell arch|bishop of Canturburie departed this life, a stout prelat, and an earnest mainteiner of the Romish re|ligion: Tho. Walsi. Henrie Chichelie bishop of saint Dauid suc|ceeded the same Arundell in the sée of Canturburie, and the kings confessor Stephan Patrington a Car|melite frier was made bishop of S. Dauid. Henrie Persie then but a child, sonne to the lord Henrie Per|sie surnamed Hotspur, after his fathers deceasse, that was slaine at Shrewesburie field, was conueied into Scotland, and there left by his grandfather, where euer since he had remained: the king there|fore pitied his case,Persie resto|red to the erle|dome of Nor|thumberland. and so procured for him, that he came home, and was restored to all his lands and earledome of Northumberland, which lands before had béene giuen to the lord Iohn, the kings brother.

A case verie strange, and for manie causes alwaies right worthie of remembrance, W. P. in this yeare 1414, the second of this kings reigne did befall, Le Rosier la second partie. which con|teining in it so manie matters for knowledge of Gods great power and iustice, of wilfull breaking his diuine lawes, of the easie slip into ruine where his mercie dooth not s [...]aie vs, the busie bogging of the di|uell alwaies, our weakenesse in combat with him, into what outrage and confusion he haleth where he is not withstood, with what tyrannie he tormenteth where he vanquisheth, what the will and power of a souereigne ouer a subiect may force in cases of ini|quitie, where by vertue and grace he be not restrai|ned: the zeale of a parent, the pangs of a child, but chéeflie the verie plague of Gods wrath and in|dignation vpon wilfull and obstinate offendors, all which at those daies though touched in Naples, yet at all times and euerie where so well seruing for exam|ple and warning, it hath beene thought verie conue|nient the same in our stories also héere to be noted, which was thus. At this time newes were brought into France, how king Lancelot (the aduersarie to Lewes king of Sicill) was departed, and in man|ner thus. It hapned that he fell in loue with a yoong damosell his owne physicians daughter (a puzell ve|rie beautifull) and he in hope to inioy hir the easilier, caused hir father for his consent to be talked withall in the matter, which he vtterlie refused to grant, and shewed foorth manie reasons for him; but at last all causes & excuses reiected, sith (though constreined) he must néeds assent, feined himselfe willing and content. And forceing talke with his daughter vp|on his mind in the matter, cheeflie how méet it were she vsed his counsell how best with the king to keepe hir still in grace, he gaue hir a little box of ointment, and instruction withall, that when the king should come to haue his will, she should afore with that balme annoint all hir wombe; the damosell on good obseruation did after (at oportunitie) as hir father taught hir. Héerevpon so pittifullie came it to passe, that the verie same night the king laie with hir, his bellie and hirs were by and by set as it were all on a sindging fier, with torments of such vnquench|able scorching and burning euen into the verie en|trailes, that he of his kingdome, his life, his loue; and she of hir princelie promotion, thus soone both togi|ther made a sorrowfull end. After the plaie of this la|mentable tragedie, the physician fled for his safetie, and straight vpon the newes king Lewes gathered a great assemblie, wherewith to passe towards Na|ples, and sent before a good companie vnder the lord Longnie marshall of France.

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