Not a single intellectual trace of the worlds most powerfull "brain"
during his 25 years in London!
John Stow an English historian, wrote "The Annales, Chronicle of England" from 1565 until his death 1605 (reprinted and enlarged 15 times.)
After his death a new author Edmund Howes in 1607 continued the Chronicles (The Abridge- ment ... "with matters forreign and domestical) reprinted 1611, 1615, 1631) signfi-cantly enlarged:
Who was Edmond Howes?
Since virtually nothing is known about him we are dependent on the information
A) of his preface "to the honest and friendly" Reader 1607 (See faksimile excerpts ) and
B) of his "Epistle Dedicatoire" to the Lord Major of London Henrie Rowe.
In his preface (A) he argues why he is enlarging Stowe's book, he complaines [pluralis maje-statis] that there was a memorable accident which resulted to be buried in oblivion and that he stands amazed, heaving already been condemned , and judged before he was tried or heard to speake.
I entered into particular conference with every man whose names hade been divulged.[who divulged my name] Some of them of honorable rancke, and reverend qualities: all of them learned, and of good sufficiencie, some wherof answered me, they thought that the giving out of their [my]names in this sort, was rather done by their secret enemies, of purpose to draw them into capital displeasure, and to bring their[my] names and lives into a general question , then for any other good; other said , Who doth this worke must flatter, which I can not, neither will I wilfully leave a scandal unto my posteritie….I thanke God I am not yet madd, to waste my time,s pend two hundred pound a yeare , trouble my selfe, and all my friends, only to gaine assuranceof endlesse reproch , losse of libertie, and bring all my dayes in question, and....
... who by an accident was buried in oblivion...had already been condemned ...had lost his liberty ...brought his name and live into a general question.....