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Compare 1577 edition: 1 Anno Reg. 16. 1288This yeare, and likewise the yeare last past, was such plentie of graine, that wheat was sold in some places of this land for twentie pence a quarter, Chron. Dunst. Nic. Treuet. and in some places for sixtéene pence, and pease for twelue pence a quarter. The summer this yeare excéeded in heat, so that men thorough the intemperate excesse thereof died in diuers places. ¶ It chanced in Gas|coigne,O woonder by thunder! that as the king & queene sate in their cham|ber vpon a bed talking togither, the thunder bolt comming in at the window behind them, passed through betwixt them as they sate, and slue two of their gentlemen that stood before them, to the great terror of all that were present. Ri. Southwell. ¶ This yeare diuerse of those that robd the faire at Boston, were executed.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Moreouer, whereas Rees ap Meridoc continu|ed still in his mischieuous dooings, at length, the lord deputie of Wales, Polydor. Ran. Higd. N. Triuet. Robert Tiptost, vsing both spée|die diligence and timelie counsell, gathered all such power as he could make, & passed foorth against his aduersaries. Whereof when sir Rées was aduertised, and vnderstanding that the Englishmen were farre fewer in number than his Welshmen, he thought to ouerthrow them at his pleasure, and therefore incou|raging his people with manie comfortable words, to shew their manhood vpon the Englishmens approch, he hasted to méet them. The Welshmen being for the more part but yoong souldiers, and not trained to kéepe any order of battell, ran fiercelie vpon their e|nimies, assailing them on the front before, on the sides a flanke, and on the backe behind, inforcing themselues to the vttermost of their power to breake their arraie.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 But the Englishmen valiantlie resisted, so that there was a sore battell for a while, and the more cou|ragiouslie the Welshmen assailed, the more stoutlie the Englishmen defended, in keeping themselues close togither, and beating backe their aduersaries: and at length perceiuing them to faint and wax wea|rie, they rushed foorth into the middle of the Welsh|men, & brake them in sunder, so that when they saw themselues thus repelled by the Englishmen, con|trarie vnto all their expectation, they knew not what to doo, for they durst neither fight nor flée,The Welsh discomfited. Rees ap Me|ridoc taken. and so by that meanes were beaten downe on euerie side. Me|ridoc himselfe was taken, but the most part of all his armie was slaine, to the number of foure thou|sand men. Thus were the Welshmen woorthilie cha|stised for their rebellion. Sir Rées ap Meridoc was had to Yorke, where at length, after the king was re|turned out of Gascoigne, he was hanged, drawen and quartered.

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