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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Then he with his scholer sailed into Ireland, where he so set foorth the matter vnto the nobilitie of that countrie,Thomas Ge|rardine chan|cellor of Ire|land intertei|neth the coun|terfeit earle [...] hono|rabl [...]. that not onelie the lord Thomas Gerar|dine chancellor of that land deceiued through his craf|tie tale, receiued the counterfeit earle into his castell with all honour and reuerence; but also manie other noble men determined to aid him (with all their pow|ers) as one descended of the bloud roiall, and lineal|lie come of the house of Yorke, which the Irish people euermore highlie fauoured, honoured, and loued a|boue all other. By this meanes euerie man through|out all Ireland was willing and readie to take his part, and to submit themselues to him; alreadie re|puting and calling him of all hands king. So that now they of this sect (by the aduise of the préest) sent into England certeine priuie messengers to get fréends héere.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Also they sent into Flanders to the ladie Mar|garet, sister to king Edward,Margaret duchesse of Burgognie sister to king Edward the fourth, hir malicious mind to Lan|caster house. & late wife to Charles duke of Burgognie, to purchase aid and helpe at hir hands. This ladie Margaret bare no small rule in the low countries, and in verie déed sore grudged in hir heart, that king Henrie (being descended of the house of Lancaster) should reigne and gouerne the realme of England: and therefore, though she well vnderstood that this was but a coloured matter; yet to worke hir malicious intention against king Hen|rie, she was glad to haue so fit an occasion: and ther|fore promised the messengers all the aid that she should be able to make in furtherance of the quarell; and also to procure all the fréends she could in other places, to be alders and partakers of the same con|spiracie.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 King Henrie aduertised of all these dooings, was greatlie vexed therewith: and therefore to haue good aduise in the matter, he called togither his councell at the Charterhouse beside his manor of Richmond, and there consulted with them, by which means best this begun conspiracie might be appeased and disap|pointed without more disturbance.A generall pardon excep|ting no offẽse. It was therefore determined, that a generall pardon should be publi|shed to all offendors that were content to receiue the same. This pardon was so fréelie granted, that no of|fense was excepted, no not so much as high treason committed against the kings roiall person. It was further agréed in the same councell for the time then present,Order taken that the yoong earle of War|wike should be shewed abroad. that the earle of Warwike should personal|lie be shewed abroad in the citie, and other publike places: whereby the vntrue report falselie spred a|broad, that he should be in Ireland, might be among the communaltie prooued and knowne for a vaine imagined lie.

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