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Compare 1577 edition: 1 Euerie man answered him faire, as though no man mistrusted the matter, which of truth no man beléeued,The protec|tors procla|mation. Yet for the further appeasing of the peoples minds, he sent immediatlie after diner in all the hast one herald of armes, with a proclamation to be made through the citie in the kings name, contei|ning, that the lord Hastings, with diuerse other of his traitorous purpose, had before conspired the same day to haue slaine the lord protector, and the duke of Buckingham sitting in the councell; and after to haue taken vpon them to rule the king & the realme at their pleasure, and therby to pill and spoile whome they list vncontrolled. And much matter there was in that proclamation, deuised to the slander of the lord chamberleine, as that he was an ill councellor to the kings father, intising him to manie things highlie redounding to the minishing of his honour, and to the vniuersall hurt of the realme.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 The meanes whereby; namelie, his euill companie, sinister procuring,The life and déeds of the lord chamber|leine laid open and vngratious example, as well in manie other things, as in the vicious liuing and inordinate abusion of his bodie, both with manie o|ther, and also speciallie with Shores wife, which was one also of his most secret counsell in this most hei|nous treason, with whom he laie nightlie, and name|lie the night last past next before his death. So that it was the lesse maruell, if vngratious liuing brought him to an vnhappie ending, which he was now put vnto by the most dred commandement of the kings highnesse, and of his honorable and faithfull councell, both for his demerits, being so openlie taken in his falslie conceiued treason, and also least the delaieng of his execution might haue incouraged other mis|chiefous persons, partners of his conspiracie, to ga|ther and assemble themselues togither, in making some great commotion for his deliuerance: whose hope being now by his well deserued death politike|lie repressed, all the realme should (by Gods grace) rest in good quiet and peace.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Now was this proclamation made within two houres after that he was beheaded, and it was so cu|riouslie indicted, & so faire written in parchment, in so well a set hand, and therewith of it selfe so long a processe, that euerie child might well perceiue that it was prepared before. For all the time, betwéene his death and the proclaming, could scant haue sufficed vnto the bare writing alone, all had it bene but in pa|per, and scribled foorth in hast at aduenture. So that vpon the proclaming thereof, one that was schoole|maister of Powles, of chance standing by, and com|paring the shortnesse of the time with the length of the matter, said vnto them that stood about him; Here is a gaie goodlie cast foule cast awaie for hast. And a merchant answered him, that it was written by pro|phesie.

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