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Compare 1577 edition: 1 Now king Henrie hearing of the good successe of his men, passed ouer himselfe soone after with a migh|tie armie,The k. passeth ouer to Nor|mandie. Anno Reg. 6. Simon Dun. Gemeticensis. Polydor. and with little adoo tooke Eureux or (as o|thers haue) Baieux and Caen, which cities when he had furnished with sufficient garisons of men, he re|passed the sea into England, bicause the winter ap|proched, and the wether waxed troublesome for such as laie in the field. Herevpon duke Robert conside|ring how vnable he was (by reason that his people failed him at néed) to resist king Henrie, sith the Bri|tans also, and they of Aniou, tooke part with the said king, he thought good to laie armour aside, and to passe ouer into England, to entreat with him by way of brotherlie amitie, in full hope by that meanes to auoid this present danger. But at his arriuall here,1106 Anno Reg. 7. he learned how the king his brother as then was at Northampton: wherefore he hasted thither, and comming to him, made earnest sute for peace, beséeching the king in respect of brotherlie loue to grant the same; or if it were that he regarded not the goodwill of his naturall brother, to consider at least wise what apperteined to his accustomed gen|tlenesse, and to thinke with himselfe that warre be|twixt brethren could not be mainteined without re|proch, nor that victorie be honorable which was obtei|ned against his owne flesh. Wherefore he required him not to refuse peace, freendship, and voluntarie beneuolence, sith he was now readie to render all that euer he had into his hands.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 The king nothing mooued herewith, but as one that disdained to make a direct answer, murmured certeine things with himselfe, and turned away from the duke, as one that either by experience knew his brothers light and vnstable mind, or as one that de|termined to be reuenged of him euen to the vtter|most. Duke Robert also,The brethren depart in dis|pleasure. abhorring and vtterlie de|testing this his brothers pride, streightwaies retur|ned home, purposing with himselfe to trie the hazard of warre, sith he sawe no hope to be had in brotherlie loue and amitie. Wherevpon he prouided for wars with all his power, seeking aid from all places where he might get any,K. Henrie pas|seth into Nor|mandie to pur|sue his bro|ther. though the king his brother gaue him small leisure thereto, who followed him inconti|nentlie with a new supplie of souldiours, desiring no|thing more than to get him within his danger.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 EEBO page image 33Soone after, both the brethren approching néere togither, ech of them pitched their campe within the sight of other, preparing themselues to giue battell with princelie stomachs.They ioine in battell. The king surmounting the duke his brother in number, first bringeth foorth his men in order of battell, and streightwaies the duke likewise, bo [...]h being readie to trie the matter by dint of sword. Then the one prouoking the other, and the trumpets sounding aloft, the conflict began. The kings souldiers trusting too much in their owne force, by reason of their great multitude, brake their arraie, and assailed their enimies on ech side verie disorderlie: but the Normans being wiselie orde|red and instructed by their duke, kept themselues close togither: so that the kings battell, which had without order stept foorth to assaile them, finding sturdie resistance, began now to result or giue backe: for not onelie duke Robert but also William earle of Mortaigne preased foreward amongst their men, and fought valiantlie with their owne hands. Wher|vpon the king, when he perceiued how his men be|gan to shrinke, cried vpon them to staie, and withall commanded his horssemen to breake vppon the flanks of his enimies battell: which they did, with such violence that they disparkled the same, and cau|sed the enimies to scatter. Herewith also the kings foot men,The Nor|mans van|quished. togither with the horssemen inuaded the Normans afresh, who neuerthelesse resisted a while, till being compassed about in maner on euerie side, they began to flee: as oftentimes it chanceth, when a few driuen in sunder by a multitude, are assailed on all sides. The king then hauing vanquished his ad|uersaries, followeth the chase, and maketh great slaughter of them, though not without some losse of his owne: for the Normans despairing of safetie, turned oftentimes againe vpon their pursuers.

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