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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The multitude of Englishmen and Gauntiners at this siege was great, so that diuerse skirmishes chan|ced betwixt them, and such as were appointed by the earle to lie in garrisons about in the countrie a|gainst them: but still the victorie abode on the Eng|lish side. Also there was an English préest, one sir Iohn Boring that went to Gaunt with fiue hundred English archers, Ia. Meir. by whose aid Arnold Hans one of the capteins of Gaunt ouercame his enimies in bat|tell, which were laid in a castell neere to the hauen of Allost, and stopped that no vittels might safelie come out of Holland or Zeland to be conueied to Gaunt. The earle of Flanders was not well contented in his mind, Anno Reg. 7. that the Englishmen were thus entred in|to his countrie, and therefore earnestlie laboured to the duke of Burgognie (that had married his daugh|ter, and should be heire of all his dominions and seigniories after his deceasse) to find some remedie in the matter.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 The duke, whome the matter touched so néere, did so much with his nephue the French king, that eftsoones he raised his whole puissance, and came downe into Flanders, so that the Englishmen perceiuing them|selues not of power to incounter with this huge and mightie armie, were constreined after a great as|sault, EEBO page image 444 which they gaue the eight of August, to raise their siege from Ypres the mondaie after,The siege at Ypres broken vp. being S. Laurence daie, and to withdraw into Bruckburge, Berghen, Dixmew, Newport, Cassell, Dunkirke, Grauelin, and other places which they had woon. But at Newport the townesmen set vp the earles ban|ner, and assailing those that were come into the towne,Newport sac|ked and burnt by the Eng|lishmen and Gauntiners. slue diuerse of them. The Englishmen being sore offended therewith, came running thither with certeine Gauntiners, and made great slaughter of them that had so murthered their fellowes. The towne was sacked, and all the goods aswell church iewels as other were sent awaie, partlie by sea into England, and partlie by waggons vnto Berge. Af|ter this, they set fire in more than thirtie places of the towne, so that there remained nothing vnburnt. The Englishmen & Gauntiners that were withdrawne into Berge, got togither all the waggons in the countrie about, placing the same vpon the diches and rampiers, to fortifie the same against their enimies.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Thom. Wals. Some write, that after the breaking of the siege at Ypres, the bishop of Norwich would gladlie haue persuaded the lords and knights that were there with him,A couragious & warlike bi|shop. to haue entred into Picardie, and there to haue offered the French king battell, before his whole puissance had beene assembled: but sir Thomas Tri|uet and sir William Elmham with other, would in no wise consent therevnto, so that the bishop taking with him sir Hugh Caluerlie, that did neuer forsake him, bad the other farewell; and first making a road into Picardie, he after withdrew into Grauelin, whiles the other went to Bruckburge. But by Frois|sard, and other writers it appeareth, that sir Hugh was certeinlie at Berge, with other that were reti|red thither, in purpose to defend it against the French king, who still followed them, and recouered diuerse places out of their hands by force, as Mont Cassell, the castell of Crincham, and other. Also at his com|ming to Berghen, the said sir Hugh Caluerlie, and other that were within it, perceiuing that they were not able to defend it against such a puissance as the French king had there with him, being greater than euer sir Hugh Caluerlie that ancient capteine wold haue thought that France had béene able to haue set foorth, departed, and left the towne to be spoiled of the Britons, and other French souldiers, which executed there all kinds of crueltie. The more part of the En|glishmen went to Bruckburge, but sir Hugh Cal|uerlie went to Grauelin, and so to Calis, as one sore displeased in his mind, for that his counsell could not be regarded in all this voiage, which if it had béene followed, would haue brought it to a better issue than now it was, as was supposed.

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