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Abr. Fl. ex I. S [...] pag. 673.¶On Bartholomew daie at the wrestling neere vn|to Clerkenwell, a gentleman belonging to the prior of saint Iohns, made a rumor or tumult, for the which (by the commandement of the maior) he was arested by Richard Allie one of the shiriffes,The maior, shiriffes and aldermen, re|sisted and a|bused in a [...]ra [...]e neére Clerkenwell. and deliuered to Paris a sergeant. But such resistance was made by parts taking, that the shiriffe was faine to craue helpe of the maior, who with his brethren the alder|men arose from the game, and strengthened the shi|riffes. And for the rescue of the said gentleman, one named Ca [...]is, came out of saint Iohns with a great strength of archers, to resist the maior, in the which fraie a yeoman of saint Iohns was slaine, and ma|nie other sore hurt. The maior himselfe escaped hard|lie, for his cap was smitten from his head with an arrow: but the maior with his citizens put the other to flight, sent the principall of them to Newgate, and then tooke his place againe till the games were en|ded: by which time the citizens had gathered them|selues in great number, and fetched him home, neuer maior so stronglie nor so honorablie.]

* This yeare was Thomas Bourchier bishop of Elie (sonne to the countesse of Stafford, Fr. Thin. Anno Reg. 32. 1454 and brother to Henrie Bourchier earle of Essex) remooued to the see of Canturburie; who in the yeare after the word became flesh and appeared in humane shape 1443, first obteined the sée of Elie (although once before he was by the king put backe from thence after his election of the couent therevnto, and confirmation of the pope) being translated from Worcester to the said sée of Elie, the twelfth daie of March in the said yeare 1443. This man (after that he had remained at Elie ten yeares, thrée and twentie wéekes, and fiue daies) was (as is before said) in this yeare 1454 remooued to Canturburie by Nicholas the fift then bishop of Rome. After this he was made chancellor, which office he obteined the seauenth of March, in the yeare 1455, being the thrée and thirtith yeare of king Henrie the sixts reigne. Lastlie he was aduanced to the dignitie of cardinall by pope Paule the second, in the yeare of our Lord 1465, of whome is made a more liberall discourse in a In a tretise hereafter fol|lowing.tretise of the liues of the chancellors of England: a place of no small authori|tie and reputation.]

Compare 1577 edition: 1 After the warres foulie ended in forren parties, ci|uill dissention began againe at home, diuided speci|allie into two factions. As K. Henrie descended of the house of Lancaster possessed the crowne from his grandfather king Henrie the fourth (first author of that title) so Richard duke of Yorke, as heire to Lio|nell duke of Clarence, third sonne to king Edward the third, inforced. By reason whereof, the nobles as well as the common people were into parts diui|ded, to the vtter destruction of manie a man, and to the great ruine and decaie of this region: for while the one partie sought to destroie the other, all care of the common-wealth was set aside, and iustice and e|quitie clearelie exiled.

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