THIS Nothatus had vneath reigned two yéeres, when all the people began to crie out vpon
him, for such tyrannicall parts as he practised as well against the meane estates as the high. And
forsomuch as he being admonished of his duetie, and required to reforme certeine dishonorable vsages by him exercised, he would giue no eare thereto: therefore one Doualus gouernor
of Brigantia, conspiring with other nobles of the realme to depose him, intised Reuther king
Brigantia, now called as the Scots say Galloway.
Doruadilles sonne, to take part with them, and to claime the crowne as due to him by descent from his father. And so assembling a companie of their faction sufficient for their
enterprise, they entered the palace where Nothatus lay, and after reasoning with him of certeine points touching his misgouernment in the estate, diuers of their companie not tarieng
till they were commanded, rashlie fell vpon him, and murthered him togither with diuers of
such nobles and gentlemen, as they knew to be enimies to Doualus and his friends.