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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 Hall. Some thinke, that the king of England would neuer enter in league with him, bicause he had bro|ken his promise, oth, and writing sealed to him, and to his father. Other imagined this to be doone of a cau|tell, to cast a mist before the French kings eies, to the intent he should beléeue that this feat was wrought by the duchesse, without assent or knowledge of the duke or his councell; and so he was not bound to ac|complish anie act or thing doone in his wiues treatie. Thus may you sée, that princes sometime with such vaine glosses and scornefull expositions will hide their dooings, and cloke their purposes; to the intent they would not either be espied, or else that they may plucke their heads out of the collar at their plea|sure. But (as the common opinion goeth) he which is a promise-breaker escapeth not alwaies with impu|nitie. For it is well seene by dailie and vsuall euents both in princes and priuat persons, that for violating their faith, and breaking of promise, manie discom|modities arise, and inconueniences not a few doo fol|low. To the due keeping whereof the heathen bare such a religious conscience, that a prophane man in respect of others, preferreth it before sacrifice, the sen|tence is of great excellencie out of a pagans mouth:

Non boue mactato coelestia numina gaudent,
Sed quae praestanda est & sine teste fide.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 About this season, queene Katharine mother to the king of England departed out of this life,14 [...]7 and was buried by hir husband in the abbeie of Westminster. This woman, after the death of king Henrie the fift hir husband,Katharine mother to king Henrie maried Owen Teuther. being yoong and lustie, following more hir owne wanton appetite than fréendlie counsell, and regarding more priuate affection than prince-like honour, tooke to husband priuilie a galant gentle|man and a right beautifull person, indued with ma|nie goodlie gifts both of bodie & mind, called Owen Teuther, a man descended of the noble linage and ancient line of Cadwallader last king of the Bri|tains. By this Owen she brought foorth thrée goodlie sonnes, Edmund, Iasper, and another that was a monke in Westminster, and liued a small time: also a daughter which in hir youth departed out of this transitorie life.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 King Henrie, after the death of his mother, bi|cause, they were his brethren of one wombe, created Edmund earle of Richmund, and Iasper earle of Penbroke: which Edmund of Margaret daughter and sole heire to Iohn duke of Summerset begat Henrie, who after was king of this realme, called Henrie the seuenth, of whome ye shall heare more in place conuenient. This Owen, after the death of the quéene his wife, was apprehended and committed to+ward, bicause that (contrarie to the statute made in the sixt yeare of this king) he presumptuouslie had maried the quéene, without the kings especiall assent, out of which prison he escaped, and let out other with him, but was againe apprehended, and after escaped againe. Abr. Fl. Polychronicon saith that he was a squier of low birth and like degrée, the same author also re|porteth that he was commanded to Newgate by the duke of Glocester then lord protector of the realme: out of which prison he brake by the helpe of a preest that was his chapline. Neuerthelesse he was appre|hended afterwards by the lord Beaumont, & brought againe to Newgate, whence (when he had remained there a while) he was deliuered and set at libertie.]

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