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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 This yeare on Whitsunday, Maud the wife of king William was crowned Queene by Acldred archbishop of Yorke. Matth. We [...]. The same yeare also was Hen|rie his sonne borne here in England: for his other two sonnes Robert and William were borne in Normandie,Edmund the great. before he had conquered this land. About the same time also, Goodwine and Edmund surna|med the great, the sonnes of K. Harold, came from Ireland, and landing in Somersetshire, fought with Adriothus that had béene maister of their fathers horsses, whom they [...]ue, with a great number of o|thers; and so hauing gotten this victorie, returned into Ireland, from whence they came with a great bootie which they tooke in their returne out of Corne|wall, Deuonshire, and other places thereabouts. In like maner, Excester did as then rebell, and like|wise the countrie of Northumberland, wherevpon the king appointed one of his capteines named Robert Cumin, Wil. Mal [...] Simon Dun. a right noble personage (but more valiant than circumspect) to go against the northerne people with a part of his armie, whilest he himselfe and the other part went to subdue them of Excester: where, at his comming before the citie, the citizens prepared themselues to defend their gates and wals: but after he began to make his approch to assaile them, part of the citizens repenting their foolish at|tempts, opened the gates, and suffered him to enter. Thus hauing subdued them of Excester, he greeuous|lie punished the chéefe offendors. But the countesse Gita, the sister of Sweine K. of Denmarke, and sometime wife to earle Goodwine, and mother to the last K. Harold, with diuers other that were got in|to that citie, found meanes to flie, and so escaped ouer into Flanders. King William hauing passed his businesse in such wise in Deuonshire, hasted backe towards Yorke, being aduertised in the waie, that the Northumbers hauing knowledge by their spials, that Robert generall of the Normans being come to Durham, did not so diligentlie cause watch and ward to be kept about the towne in the night season as was requisite, did set vpon him about midnight, & slue the same Robert with all his companie,This chaun|ced the 28. of Ianuarie on a wednesday. Polydor. so that of seauen hundred which he brought with him, there was but one that escaped to bring tidings to the king their souereigne.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 He heard also, how Edgar Etheling at the same time, being in the countrie, riding abroad with a troope of horsemen, and hearing of the discomfiture of those Normans, pursued them egerlie, and slue great numbers of them, as they were about to saue themselues by flight, Polydor. with which newes being in no small furie, be made speed forward, and comming at the last into Northumberland, he easilie vanquished the foresaid rebels, and putting the cheefe authors of this mutinie to death, he reserued some of the rest as captiues, and of other some he caused the hands to be chopped off in token of their inconstancie and rebelli|ous dealing. After this, he came to Yorke, and there in like sort punished those that had aided Ed|gar, which doone, he returned to London.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 In the meane time, those Englishmen that were fled (as you haue heard) into Denmarke, by continu|all sute made to Sueine then king of that realme,Swetne and Osborne hath Matth. Paris. to procure him to make a iournie into England for recouerie of the right descended to him from his an|cestors, at length obteined their purpose, in so much that king Sueine sent his sonnes Harold and Ca|nutus toward England, who with a nauie of two hundred saile,Thrée hun|dred sailes saith M. W. but Sim. Dun. hath 240. in the companie of Osborne their vn|cle, arriued in the mouth of Humber betwéene the two later ladie daies, and there landing their people with the English outlawes, whom they had brought with them, they straightwaies marched towards Yorke, wasting and spoiling the countrie with great crueltie as they passed. Soone after also came Ed|gar, and such other English exiles as had before fled into Scotland, and ioined their forces with them. When the newes of these things were brought to Yorke, the people there were striken with a maruel|lous feare, insomuch that Aeldred the archbishop (through verie greefe and anguish of mind) departed this life. The Normans also which laie there in gar|rison, after they vnderstood by their spies that the eni|mies were come within two daies iournie of them, began not a little to mistrust the faith of the citi|zens, and bicause the suburbes should not he any aid EEBO page image 7 vnto them, they set fire on the same, which by the hugenesse of the wind that suddenlie arose, the flame became so big, and mounted such a height, that it caught the citie also, and consumed a great part ther|of to ashes,Yorke burnt. togither with the minster of S. Peter, and a famous librarie belonging to the same. Here|vpon the Normans and citizens in like maner were constreined to issue foorth at the same time, and being vpon the enimies before they had any knowledge of their approch, were forced to trie the matter by disordered battell: whose number though it was far inferiour vnto theirs, yet they valiantlie defended themselues for a time, till being oppressed with mul|titudes, they were ouercome and slaine, so that there perished in this conflict, to the number of three thou|sand of them.Normans slaine. Manie of the Englishmen also that came with them to the field, were saued by the eni|mies, to the end they might gaine somewhat by their ransomes, as William Mallet shirife of the shire, with his wife, Simon Dun. and two of their children, Gilbert de Gaunt, and diuers other. This slaughter chanced on a saturdaie, being the nineteenth day of Septem|ber; a dismall daie to the Normans.

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