Of Difference by the Labell.
A second difference is by the Labell, borne chieefely as the difference of the elder Brother. As Edward the blacke Prince, and all our Princes of Wales, eldest sonnes Page 153 to the King, beare their Fathers Soueraigne Coate, with a Labell of three points, Siluer.
Iohn of Gauns had his Labell Ermin.
Edmond of Langley Duke of Yorke, on his Labell Sil∣uer, nine Torteauxes.
Edmond Plantagenes, sonne and heire of Richard Duke of Yorke, Earle of Ru•land, (who being a Child scarce twelue yeares of age, was stricken to the heart with a Dagger by the Lord Clifford at the battaile of Wakefield) had vpon his Labell of fiue points Argent, two Lion∣ceaux Gules, with nine Torteauxes. The Coate of Vls•er and Mortim•r being •mpaled with his owne, as may be seene in the windowes of F•deringhay Castle, the man∣sion house of the Duke of Yorke, where by his father Ri∣chard Duke of Yorke, and Cicely Nevill his mother, hee lyeth buried; whose bodies remoued out of F•deringhay Church-yard, (for the Chancell, in the Quire wherein they first were laid, in that fury of knocking Churches and sacred Monuments in the head, was also felled to the ground) lapped in Lead, were buried in the Church by the commandement of Queene Elizabeth, and a meane Monument of Plaister wrought with the Trowell, ere∣cted ouer them, very homely, and farre vnfitting so No∣ble Princes.
I remember Master Creuse, a Gentleman, and my w•r∣thy friend, who dwelt in the Colledge at the same time, told me, that their Coffins being opened, their bodies ap∣peared very plainly to be discerned; and withall, that the Dutchesse Cicely had about her necke, hanging in a Silke riband, a pardon from Rome, which penned in a ve∣ry fine Romane hand, was as faire and fresh to be read, as it had beene written but yesterday.