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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 This prudent yoong prince, minding to take time when time serued, called a great councell, both of the lords spirituall and temporall, and to them repeated the title and right that he had to the crowne, rehear|sing also the articles concluded betwéene king Hen|rie and his father, by their writings signed and sea|led, and also confirmed by act of parlement; the brea|ches whereof he neither forgat, nor left vndeclared. After the lords had considered of this matter, they determined by authoritie of the said councell, that because king Henrie had doone contrarie to the ordi|nances in the last parlement concluded, and was in|sufficient of himselfe to rule the realme, he was ther|fore to be depriued of all kinglie estate: and inconti|nentlie was Edward earle of March, sonne and heire to Richard duke of Yorke, by the lords in the said councell assembled, named, elected,The earle of March elec|ted king. and admit|ted for king and gouernour of the realme.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 On which daie, the people of the earles part, being in their muster in S. Iohns field, and a great num|ber of the substantiall citizens there assembled, to be|hold their order; the lord Fauconbridge, who tooke the musters,The lord Faucon|bridge. wiselie anon declared to the people the offenses and breaches of the late agréement, commit|ted by king Henrie the sixt; and demanded of the people, whether they would haue him to rule and reigne anie longer ouer them? To whome they with whole voice answered; Naie, naie. Then he asked them, if they would serue, loue, honour, and obeie the erle of March, as their onlie king and souereigne lord? To which question they answered; Yea, yea: cri|eng (King Edward) with manie great showts & clap|ping of hands in assent and gladnesse of the same.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The lords were shortlie aduertised of the louing consent which the commons frankelie and fréelie had giuen. Whervpon incontinentlie, they all with a con|uenient number of the most substantiall commons repaired to the erle at Bainards castell, making iust and true report of their election and admission, and the louing assent of the commons. The earle, after long pausing, first thanked God of his great grace and benefit towards him shewed; then the lords and commons for their fauour and fidelitie: notwith|standing, like a wise prince, he alleged his insuffi|ciencie for so great a roome and weightie burthen, as lacke of knowledge, want of experience, and diuerse other qualities to a gouernour apperteining. But yet in conclusion, being persuaded by the archbishop of Canturburie, the bishop of Excester,The earle of March ta|keth vpon him as king. and other lords then present, he agréed to their petition, and tooke vp|on him the charge of the kingdome, as forfeited to him by breach of the couenants established in par|lement.

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