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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 In this thirtéenth yeare of king Richards reigne, the christians tooke in hand a iournie against the Sa|racens of Barbarie,A iournie a|gainst the Saracens. through sute of the Genowais, so that there went a great number of lords, knights, and gentlemen of France and England, the duke of Burbon being their generall. Out of England there went one Iohn de Beaufort bastard son to the duke of Lancaster (as Froissard hath noted) also sir Iohn Russell, sir Iohn Butler and others. They set forward in the latter end of this thirtéenth yeare, and came to Genoa, where they remained not long, but that the gallies and other vessels of the Genowais were rea|die to passe them ouer into Barbarie. And so about Midsummer in the beginning of the fourteenth yeare of this kings reigne, Anno Reg. 14. the whole armie being imbar|ked,The English archers good seruice. sailed foorth to the coasts of Barbarie, where neare to the citie of Affrike they landed, at which in|stant the English archers (as some write) stood all the companie in good stead, with their long bowes, bea|ting backe the enimies from the shore, which came downe to resist their landing.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 5 6 After they had got to land, they inuironed the ci|tie of Affrike (called by the moores Mahemedia) with a strong siege: but at length constrained with the in|temperancie of the scalding aire in that hot coun|trie, bréeding in the armie sundrie diseases, they fell to a composition vpon certeine articles to be perfor|med in the behalfe of the Saracens, and so 61 daies after their first arriuall there, they tooke the seas a|gaine, & returned home, as in the histories of France and Italie is likewise expressed. Where, by Polydor Virgil it may séeme, that the lord Henrie of Lanca|ster earle of Derbie, should be capteine of the Eng|lish men, that (as before ye haue heard) went into Barbarie with the Frenchmen, and Genowais. It should otherwise appeare by other writers, who af|firme that the said earle made a iournie in deed the same time against the miscreants, Thom. Wals. The earle of Derbie his exploits in his iournie against the infidels of Prutzenland. not into Barba|rie, but into Prutzenland, where he shewed good proofe of his noble and valiant courage: for ioining with the masters and knights of the Dutch order there, the armie of the Lithuanians that came a|gainst the said order was vanquished, and foure chiefe leaders of the Lithuanians were taken priso|ners, thrée other being slaine, with thrée hundred of their chiefest and best approoued soldiers. Through the policie also and worthie manhood of the earle of Der|bie, there was a certeine citie taken, where the said earle and his men first entring vpon the walles, did set vp his banner: other being slouthfull, or at the least vnskilfull how to deale in such exploits. There were taken and slaine foure thousand of the common people, and amongst them that were found dead, the king of Polognies brother was one. The castell of the same citie was besieged fiue weekes space: but by reason of sickenesse and such infirmities as chan|ced in the armie, the masters of Prutzen, and Life|land would not tarie any longer, but brake vp their siege and returned. The master of Lifeland led with him into his countrie thrée thousand prisoners.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 In the meane time, whilest the christians were thus occupied, as well against the infidels in Barbarie, as in the east parts towards Littawe, a roiall iusts and martiall turnament was proclaimed to be hol|den within Smithfield in London,A roiall iusts holden in Smithfield at London. to begin on sun|daie next after the feast of saint Michaell. And bi|cause this triumphant pastime was published, not onelie in England, but also in Scotland, in Almaine, in Flanders, in Brabant, in Heinault, & in France, manie strangers came hither foorth of diuerse coun|tries, namelie Ualeran erle of saint Paule, that had married king Richards sister the ladie Mauld de Courtnie, and William the yoong erle of Osteruant, sonne to Albert de Bauiere earle of Holland and Heinault. At the daie appointed, when all things were prepared, there issued foorth of the tower about thrée of the clocke in the after noone sixtie coursers apparelled for the iustes, and vpon euerie one an es|quier of honor, riding a soft pace. Then came foorth foure and twentie ladies of honour (three score saith Froissard) mounted on palfries,The manner of the iusts in Smithfield. riding on the one side richlie apparelled, and euerie ladie led a knight with a chaine of gold. Those knights being on the kings part, had their armor and apparell garnished with white hearts and crownes of gold about their necks, and so they came riding through the stréets of Lon|don vnto Smithfield,Siluer saith Froissard. with a great number of trum|pets and other instruments before them.

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