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Compare 1577 edition: 1 The two princes shut vp in close [...].Then he that told him the tale, vsed him with good words, and put him in the best comfort he could. But foorthwith was the prince and his brother both shut vp, & all other remooued from them, onelie one (cal|led Blacke Will, or William Slaughter) excepted, set to serue them and sée them sure. After which time the prince neuer tied his points, nor ought rought of himselfe; but with that yoong babe his brother, lin|gered with thought and heauinesse, vntill this traito|rous death deliuered them of that wretchednesse. For sir Iames Tirrell deuised, that they should be mur|thered in their beds. To the execution whereof, he ap|pointed Miles Forrest, one of the foure that kept them,The two murtherers of the two prin|ces appointed. a fellow fleshed in murther before time. To him he ioined one Iohn Dighton his owne horsse|kéeper, a big, broad, square, and strong knaue.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Then all the other being remooued from them, this Miles Forrest, and Iohn Dighton, about mid|night (the séelie children lieng in their beds) came in|to the chamber,The yoong K. and his bro|ther murthe|red in their beds at mid| [...]ight in the Tower. & suddenlie lapping them vp among the clothes, so to bewrapped them and intangled them, keeping downe by force the fether-bed and pillowes hard vnto their mouths, that within a while, smoothe|red and stifled, their breath failing, they gaue vp to God their innocent soules into the ioies of heauen, leauing to the tormentors their bodies dead in the bed. Which after that the wretches perceiued, first by the strugling with the paines of death, and after long lieng still, to be thoroughlie dead, they laid their bo|dies naked out vpon the bed, and fetched sir Iames to sée them; which vpon the sight of them caused those murtherers to burie them at the staire foot, meetlie déepe in the ground, vnder a great heape of stones.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Then rode sir Iames in great hast to king Ri|chard, and shewed him all the maner of the murther; who gaue him great thanks, and (as some saie) there made him knight. But he allowed not (as I haue heard) the burieng in so vile a corner, saieng, that he would haue them buried in a better place, bicause they were a kings sonnes. Lo the honourable cou|courage of a king. Whervpon they saie, that a priest of sir Robert Brakenberies tooke vp the bodies a|gaine, and secretlie interred them in such place, as by the occasion of his death, which onelie knew it, could neuer since come to light. Uerie truth is it, and well knowne, that at such time as sir Iames Tirrell was in the Tower, for treason committed against the most famous prince king Henrie the seauenth, both Dighton and he were examined,The murther confessed. and confessed the murther in maner aboue written: but whither the bodies were remooued, they could nothing tell.

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