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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The eight and twentith of Nouember Iohn Hall late of Battell in Sussex gentleman,Hall and Wil|kinson execu|ted. and Oswold Wilkinson late of Yorke and gailor of Yorke cas|tell (being before arreigned and condemned of trea|son) were drawne from the tower of London to Ti|borne, and there hanged, bowelled, and quartered. This yéere a great and sharpe frost almost continual|lie lasted, from before the feast of All saints,Great frost and a sharpe winter. till after the feast of the Epiphanie of our Lord, with somtime great and déepe snowes, and sometime raines, which fréesed as fast as the same fell to the ground: where|through at Wrotham in Kent, and manie other pla|ces, the armes and boughs of trées being ouerchar|ged with ise, brake off, and fell from the stockes of the same trées. Also the wind continued north and east, till after the Ascension daie, with sharpe frosts and snowes, whereby followed a late spring.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The twelfe of Ianuarie William lord Howard, baron of Effingham, lord priuie seale,Lord priuie seale deceased. knight of the noble order of the garter, and one of the priuie coun|cell deceased at Hampton court.Earle of Wor|cester sent in|to France. The eightéenth of Ianuarie William lord Smmerset earle of Wor|cester began his iourneie towards France, to the christening of the kings daughter there in stead of the quéenes maiestie of England, who sent with him a font of gold for that purpose, weieng thrée hundred and six and twentie ounces. The said earle with ma|nie of his companie were robbed vpon the sea by pi|rats of much of their baggage,Earle of Wor|cester robbed on the sea. and thrée or foure of their men slaine. In France he and his traine were honorablie receiued. At the christening he gaue the child to name Elisabeth. They returned into Eng|land the seauen and twentith of Februarie.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 In the moneth of Februarie,The narrow seas scowred. thorough sundrie heinous complaints brought to the quéenes maiestie and hir councell of pirats that kept the narrow seas, dooing manie robberies, as also the robbing of the earle of Worcester (as is aforesaid) hi [...] highnesse, by the aduise of hir honourable councell, tooke order with the lord admerall of England, that he should send to the seas, ships and men to scowre the narow seas, & to apprehend so manie pirats ships as might be met with. And for the better dooing thereof, it plea|sed hir maiestie to send one of hir owne ships, na|med the Swallow to be the admerall, vnder the charge of William Holstocke of London esquier, comptrollor of hir highnesse ships, who had with him the Gillian, the barke Garet, and the barke of Yar|mouth, and thrée hundred and thrée score able mari|ners, gunners, and souldiors in the said thrée ships, and one barke which scowred the narrow seas, from the north foreland, as farre westward as Falmouth in Cornewall, and tooke twentie ships and ba [...]ks of EEBO page image 1258 sundrie nations,Pirats on the west seas. to wit, English, French, and Flem|mings (but all pirats) and in fashion of warre. He apprehended in those ships and barks to the number of nine hundred men of all nations, and sent them to ward to Sandwich, Douer, Wight, and Portes|mouth (whereof thrée of them that robbed the earle of Worcester were shortlie after executed at Wight.Pirats execu|ted.) Also the said William Holstocke did rescue and take from the aboue said pirats ships, fiftéene other mer|chants ships laden with merchandize, that were their prises, being of sundrie nations, and set at libertie the said fiftéene merchants ships and goods: which doone, he returned to Portesmouth, and there ended his voiage in March.

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