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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The king re|quested a prest of six thousand markes.The king standing in néed of monie to discharge such debts, and to mainteine such port as was be|houefull, sent the lord treasuror with maister Regi|nald Braie, and others, vnto the lord maior of Lon|don, requiring of the citie a prest of six thousand marks. Wherevpon the said lord maior and his bre|thren, with the commons of the citie, granted a prest of two thousand pounds, which was leuied of the companies, and not of the wards: and in the yeare next insuing, it was well and trulie againe repaid e|uerie penie, to the good contentation and satisfieng of them that disbursed it. The king considering that the suertie of his roiall estate and defense of the realme consisted chéefelie in good lawes and ordinances to be had and obserued among his people,A parlement summoned & new lawes for the com|monwealth enacted. summoned eft|soones his high court of parlement, therein to deuise and establish some profitable acts and statutes, for the wealth and commoditie of his people.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 After this, hauing set things in quiet about Lon|don, he tooke his iournie into the North parts, there to purge all the dregs of malicious treson that might rest in the hearts of vnquiet persons,The king go|eth into the North. and namelie in Yorkeshire, where the people bare more fauour vnto king Richard in his life time, than those of anie other part of the realme had commonlie doone. He kept the feast of Easter at Lincolne; where he was certified that the lord Louell and Humfrie Stafford, and Tho|mas Stafford, his brother, were departed out of the sanctuarie at Colchester, to what place or whither, no man as yet could tell. The king little regarding the matter, kept on his iournie, and came to Yorke, where as soone as he was once setled, it was openlie shewed and declared for a truth to the king himselfe, that Francis lord Louell was at hand with a strong and mightie power of men,A rebellion made by the [...]rd Louell and others. and would with all dili|gence inuade the citie.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 It was also told him, that the forenamed Staf|fords were in Worcestershire, and had raised a great band of the countrie people and commons there,Humfrie Stafford. Thomas Stafford. and had cast lots what part should assault the gates, what men should s [...]ale the wals of the citie of Worcester, and who should let the passages for letting of rescues and aiders. The king could not beleeue this report to be true at the first, but after that, by letters of cre|dence sent from his fréends, he was fullie persuaded that it was too true, he was put in no small feare, and not without great cause. For he wiselie conside|red, that he neither had anie competent armie rea|die, nor conuenient furniture to arme them that were present and also he was in such place, where he could not assemble anie power, but of those whome he sore mistrusted, as fréends to them that were most his enimies; the memorie of king Richard as yet being not amongst them forgotten nor worne out of mind.

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