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Compare 1577 edition: 1 When this feast was thus finished, the king sent home all the lords into their countries that would de|part, except the lord Stanleie, whome he reteined, till he heard what his sonne the lord Strange went about.A ga [...]e pre|tense of iustice and equitie. And to such as went home, he gaue streight charge and commandement, to sée their countries well ordered, and that no wrong nor extortion should be doone to his subiects. And thus he taught other to execute iustice and equitie, the contrarie whereof he dailie exercised. He also with great rewards giuen to the Northernemen, which he sent for to his corona|tion, sent them home to their countrie with great thanks: whereof diuerse of them (as they be all of nature verie gréedie of authoritie, & speciallie when they thinke to haue anie comfort or fauour) tooke on them so highlie, and wrought such maisteries, that the king was faine to ride thither in his first yeare, and to put some in execution, and staie the countrie, or else no small mischeefe had insued.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Now fell there mischeefs thicke. And as the thing euill gotten is neuer well kept, Sir Thoma [...] More agai [...]. thorough all the time of his reigne neuer ceassed there cruell death and slaughter, till his owne destruction ended it. But as he finished his time with the best death and the most rigtehous, that is to wit, his owne; so began he with the most pitious and wicked, I meane the lamenta|ble murther of his innocent nephues, the yoong king and his tender brother: whose death and finall infor|tune hath naithelesse comen so farre in question that some remaine yet in doubt, whether they were in his daies destroied or no. Not for that onelie that Per|kin Werbecke by manie folks malice,Perkin Wer|becke. and mo folks follie, so long space abusing the world, was as well with princes as the poorer people reputed and taken for the yoonger of these two; but for that also that all things were in late daies so couertlie demeaned, one thing pretended, and an other meant.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Insomuch that there was nothing so plaine and o|penlie prooued,Close dealing is euer su|spected. but that yet for the common custome of close and couert dealing, men had it euer inward|lie suspect; as manie well counterfaited iewels make the true mistrusted. Howbeit, concerning the opini|on, with the occasions moouing either partie, we shall haue place more at large to intreat, if we hereafter happen to write the time of the late noble prince of famous memorie king Henrie the seauenth, or per|case that historie of Perkin in anie compendious processe by it selfe. But in the meane time, for this present matter, I shall rehearse you the dolorous end of those babes, not after euerie waie that I haue heard, but after that waie that I haue so heard by such men and by such meanes, as me thinketh it were hard but it should be true.

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