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It being certeinlie knowne (for the brute thereof was gone foorth into all lands) that he not onelie in|tended the subuersion and ouerthrow of his natiue countrie of England by bringing in forren hostili|tie,Storie inten|deth the ouerthrow of England. if by anie means he might compasse it; but also [...]ailie and hourelie murthered Gods people: there was this platforme laid (by Gods prouidence no doubt) that one maister Parker a merchant should saile vnto Antwerpe,A platforme laid to appre|hend Storie. and by some means to conueie Storie into England. This Parker arriuing at Antwerpe, suborned certeine to repaire to doctor Storie, and to signifie vnto him, that there was an English ship come s [...]aught with merchandize; and that if he would make search thereof himselfe, hée should find store of English bookes, and other things for his purpose. Storie hearing [...]his and suspecting nothing, made hast towards the ship, thinking to make the same his preie; and comming aboord sear|ched for English hereticall books (as he called them) & going downe vnder the hatches,Storie sear|ched the Eng|lish ships for bookes, and is apprehended and brought into England. bicause he would be sure to haue their bloud if he could, they clapped downe the hatches, hoised vp their sailes, hauing (as God would) a good gale, and sailed awaie into Eng|land, where they arriuing presented this bloudie butcher and traitorous rebell Storie, to the no little reioising of manie an English heart.

He being now committed to prison, continued there a good space [...] during all which time, he was la|boured and solicited dailie by wise and learned fa|thers, to recant his diuelish & erronious opinions, to confirme himselfe to the truth, and to acknowledge the quéenes maiesties supremasie. All which he vt|terlie denied to the death, saieng that he was sworne subiect to the king of Spaine, and was no subiect to the quéene of England, nor shée his souereigne queene.Storie a trai|tor hanged, drawne and quartered. And therefore (as he well deserued) he was condemned (as a traitor to God, the quéenes maie|stie, and the realme) to be drawne, hanged, and quar|tered which was performed accordinglie, he being laid vpon an hurdle, and drawne from the tower a|long the streets to Tiburne, where he being hanged till he was halfe dead, was cut downe and stripped. And (which is not to be forgot) when the executioner had cut off his priuie members he rushing vp vpon a sudden gaue him a blow vpon the eare, to the great woonder of all that stood by. And thus ended this blou|die Nemrod his wretched life, whose iudgement I leaue to the Lord.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 The eighteenth of Iune in Trinitie terme,A combat appointed at Turhill but not tried. there was a combat appointed to haue beene fought for a certeine manour & demaine lands belonging there|vnto, in the Ile of Hartie, adioining to the Ile of [...] in Kent. Simon L [...]w & Iohn Kim [...]were plaintifs, and had brought a writ of right against Thomas Para [...]re, who offered to defend his right by battell. Whervpon the plaintifs aforsaid accepted to answer his challenge, offering likewise to defend their right to the same manour and lands, and to proue by battell, that Paramore had no right no [...] good title to haue the same manour and lands. Here|vpon EEBO page image 1226 the said Thomas Paramore brought before the iudges of the common plees at Westminster,Thorne and Nailer com| [...]ttants. one George Thorne, a big, broad, strong set fellow; & the plaintifs Henrie Nailer, maister of defense, and seruant to the right honourable the earle of Leice|ster, a proper slender man, & not so tall as the other. Thorne cast downe a gantlet, which Nailer tooke vp, vpon the sundaie before the battell should be tried. On the next morow, the matter was staied, & the par|ties agréed, that Paramore being in possession shuld haue the land, & was bound in fiue hundred pounds to consider the plaintifs, as vpon hearing the mat|ter the iudges should award. The quéenes maiestie abhorring bloudshed, & (as the poet verie well saith)

The quarell [...] combat [...] by the quéenes ma|ie [...]tie. (Tristia sanguinei deuitans praelia campi)
was the taker vp of the matter, in this wise. It was thought good, that for Paramores assurance, the or|der should be kept touching the combat, and that the plaintifs Low and Kime should make default of ap|pearance; but that yet such as were suerties for Nai|ler their champions appearance, should bring him in; and likewise those that were suerties for Thorne, should bring in the [...]ame Thorne in discharge of their band: and that the court should sit in Tuthill fields, where was prepared one plot of ground, of one and twentie yards square, double railed for the com|bat. Without the west square a stage being set vp for the iudges, representing the court of the common plées.

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