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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 5 6 [...] plague.This yeare the plague was great, and reigned in diuerse parts of this realme.1 [...]0 The king kept his Christmas at Richmond. The twelfe of Ianuarie, diuerse gentlemen prepared to iust,The king run [...] at tilt in [...] owne [...]erson. and the king and one of his priuie chamber called William Comp|ton, secretlie armed themselues in the little parke of Richmond, & so came into the iustes, vnknowne to all persons. The king neuer ran openlie before, and did exceeding well. Maister Compton chanced to be sore hurt by Edward Neuill esquier, brother to the lord of Aburgauennie, so that he was like to haue died. One person there was that knew the king, and cried; God saue the king: and with that, all the peo|ple were astonied, and then the king discouered himselfe, to the great comfort of the people. The king soone after came to Westminster, and there kept his Shrouetide with great bankettings, dansings, and other iollie pastimes.

And on a time the king in person, accompanied with the earles of Essex, [...]. Hall in [...] vj. The king [...] other [...] disguised [...] Robin [...]ods men [...] disport. Wilshire and other noble men, to the number of twelue, came suddenlie in a morning into the queenes chamber, all apparelled in short coates of Kentish Kendall, with hoodes on their heads & hosen of the same, euerie one of them his bow and arrowes, and a sword and a buckler, like outlawes, or Robin Hoods men. Whereat the queene, the ladies, and all other there were abashed, as well for the strange sight, as also for their sudden comming, and after certeine danses and pastime made, they departed. On Shrouesundaie the same yeare, [...] banket. the king prepared a goodlie banket in the par|lement chamber at Westminster, for all the ambas|sadors, which then were here out of diuerse realmes and countries. The banket being readie, the king leading the quéene, entered into the chamber, then the ladies, ambassadours, and other noble men follo|wed in order.

The king caused the queene to keepe the estate, and then sate the ambassadours and ladies, as they were marshalled by the K. who would not sit, but walked from place to place, making cheare to the quéene and the strangers: suddenlie the king was gone. And shorlie after, his grace, with the earle of Essex, came in apparelled after the Turkie fashion,The king and others disguised after the Turkish [...]hion. in long robes of baudekin, powdered with gold, hats on their heds of crimsin veluet, with great rolles of gold, girded with two swords called cimiteries, hanging by great bauderiks of gold. Then next came the lord Henrie earle of Wilshire, and the lord Fitzwater, in two long gownes of yellow sattin, trauersed with white sattin, and in euerie band of white was a band of crimsin sattin after the fashion of Russia or Rus|land, with furred hats of graie on their heads, either of them hauing an hatchet in their hands, and boots with pikes turned vp.

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