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Compare 1577 edition: 1 Ambassadors sent into France.The earle of Kent, and the archbishop of Dubline going ouer into France, could not light vpon anie good conclusion for the matter about the which they were sent, bicause the same time, or rather somewhat before, the lord Rase Basset of Draiton,The lord Basset. being the kings seneshall in Guien, had ouerthrowne a cer|teine towne, newlie fortified by the Frenchmen on the frontiers, for that the inhabitants, trusting on the French kings fauour and maintenance, refused to obeie the lawes and ordinances of the countrie of Aquitaine, and séemed to despise and set at naught the authoritie of the said lord Basset in that countrie, contrarie to all right, good order or reason. Neuerthe|lesse, the French king tooke the matter so greeuouslie, that except the lord Basset might be constreined to come vnto Paris, and there make answer to his of|fense, he would not hearken to anie other satisfacti|on. And therevpon, when the ambassadours were re|turned, he sent his vncle the lord Charles de Ualois earle of Anio [...], with a mightie armie, Anno Reg. 18. The earle of Amou sent into Guien. against the English subiects into Guien, where entring into Agenois, he tooke and seized all that countrie into the French kings hands.The earle of Kent. The earle of Kent being now gotten into those parts, with a great number of o|ther capteins and men of warre sent thither by the king of England, resisted the enimies verie manful|lie, in so much that vpon their approch to the Rioll, a strong towne in those parts, the earle of Kent as then being within it, did issue foorth, and giuing them battell, slue (as some write) fouretéene hundred of their men, so that they were glad to lodge at the first somewhat further off the towne.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Whilest this siege remained before the towne of the Rioll, Fabian. The king of England writeth to the duke of Bri|taine. Record. Tur. the king of England wrote his letters to the duke of Britaine, as one of the péeres of France, declaring the iniurious dealing of the French king, who had sent his vncle the earle of Aniou with an ar|mie against his people in Agenois, where he had ta|ken manie townes, destroied his people, and now had besieged his nephue Edmund earle of Kent, within the towne of the Rioll, inforsing his whole puissance wrongfullie to bereaue him of all the du|chie of Guien, and against all reason, and the prero|gatiue of the peeres of France, to an euill president or example in time to come of the perpetuall serui|tude of the said péeres.

And although saith the king of England, that the French alledge that we haue béen lawfullie summoned to come and doo homage, and haue refused so to doo, that is not so: for we were ne|uer in due order required as was conuenient, nei|ther could we doo homage, by reason of the great in|iuries and hard dealings practised against vs, from the feast of Easter last, till the date of those his pre|sent letters (which was the sixt of October, in this eighteenth yeare of his reigne) and yet, saith he, there was neuer anie lawfull processe had against vs be|fore our péeres, in the great chamber at Paris, as had béene requisite.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Herevpon he requested the duke of Britaine, that for the preseruation and maintenance of the honora|ble estate of the péeres of France, & for iustice sake he would helpe to aid him, either by waie of request, or other conuenient meanes, so as the said streict dealings and iniurious wrongs may ceasse, and the estate of the péereship may be mainteined as was requisite. He wrote likewise to the lord Iohn the infant, the lord of Biskie,The lord of Biskie. and to the ladie Marie of Biskie gouernesse of the king of Castile and Le|on, and to Iames king of Aragon, requesting them to aid him with men of warre, as well horssemen as footmen, against his aduersarie the French king, that most vniustlie went about to depriue him of his inheritance. But howsoeuer the matter went, no aid came to the earle of Kent from any part, till at length, the Frenchmen so reinforced the siege, that the towne was deliuered to the earle of Aniou, and a truce taken vpon certeine conditions, that EEBO page image 336 further talke might be had, Tho. Wals. A truce takẽ. for the conclusion of some peace.

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