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Compare 1577 edition: 1 Iohn Gunthorpe went into Italie, where he heard that eloquent learned man Guarinus read in Fer|rara, after his comming home into England he was deane of Welles, and kéeper of the priuie seale; Iohn Hambois an excellent musician, and for his notable cunning therein made doctor of musicke; William Caxton wrote a chronicle called Fructus temporum, and an appendix vnto Treuisa, beside di|uerse other bookes and translations; Iohn Miluer|ton a Carmelit frier of Bristow, and prouinciall of his order through England, Ireland, and Scotland, at length (bicause he defended such of his order as preached against endowments of the church with temporall possessions) he was brought into trouble, committed to prison in castell S. Angelo in Rome, where he continued thrée yeares, and at length was deliuered thorough certeine of the cardinals that were appointed his iudges; Dauid Morgan a Welsh man, treasuror of the church of Landaffe, wrote of the antiquities of Wales, & a description of the countrie.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Iohn Tiptoff, a noble man borne, a great trauel|ler, excellentlie learned, and wrote diuerse treatises, and finallie lost his head in the yeare 1471, in time of the ciuill warre betwixt the houses of Yorke and Lancaster; Iohn Shirwood bishop of Durham; Tho|mas Kent an excellent philosopher; Robert Huggon borne in Norffolke in a towne called Hardingham, wrote certeine vaine prophesies; Iohn Maxfield a learned physician; William Gréene a Carmelit fri|er; Thomas Norton borne in Bristow an alcumist; Iohn Meare a moonke of Norwich; Richard Por|land borne in Norffolke a Franciscane frier, and a doctor of diuinitie; Thomas Milling a moonke of Westminster, a doctor of diuinitie and preferred to the bishoprike of Hereford; Scogan a learned gen|tleman and student for a time in Oxford, of a plesant wit, and bent to merrie deuises, in respect whereof he was called into the court, where giuing himselfe to his naturall inclination of mirth & pleasant pastime, he plaied manie sporting parts, although not in such vnciuill maner as hath beene of him reported.

Thus farre the prosperous reigne of Edward the fourth, sonne and heire to Richard duke of Yorke.
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The historie of king Edward the fift, and king Richard the third vnfinished, written by maister Thomas More then one of the vnder shiriffes of London, about the yeare of our Lord 1513, accor|ding to a copie of his owne hand, printed among his other workes.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 _KIng Edward the fourth of that name, after that he had liued fiftie & three yeeres, seuen moneths, and six daies, and thereof reigned two and twentie yeares, one moneth, & eight daies, died at West|minster the ninth daie of A|prill, the yeare of our redemption, a thousand foure hundred fourescore and thrée; leauing much faire is|sue, that is to wit, Edward the prince, a thirtéene yeares of age; Richard duke of Yorke two yeares yoonger; Elizabeth, whose fortune and grace was af|ter to be quéene, wife vnto king Henrie the seuenth, and mother vnto the eight; Cicilie, not so fortunate as faire; Briget, which representing the vertue of hir, whose name she bare, professed and obserued a re|ligious life in Dertford, an house of close nunnes; Anne, that was after honorablie married vnto Tho|mas, then lord Howard, and after earle of Surrie; and Katharine, which long time tossed in either for|tune, sometime in wealth, oft in aduersitie, at the last, if this be the last (for She liued at such time as this storie was penned. yet she liueth) is by the be|nignitie of hir nephue king Henrie the eight, in verie prosperous estate, and worthie hir birth and vertue.

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