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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The earle of Salisburie, with the said lord Scales, and the other capteins before named, were appointed with an armie of ten thousand men, to besiege the rich and strong citie of Mans, the chéefe citie of all the countrie of Maine, whither when they came, they made their approches, and planted their batterie to the wals, so that with the shot of their great péeces (which kind of engins before that time had not beene much séene nor heard of in France) the citie was within a few daies despoiled of all hir towers and outward defenses.Mans deliue|red to the Englishmen. The citizens and soldiers, percei|uing in what danger they stood, & knowing not how to remedie the matter, offered the towne vpon this condition, that all persons which would tarrie within the towne, might abide; and all that would depart with horsse and harnesse onelie, should be permitted: which offers were accepted, and the towne rendered, whereof the earle made capteine the earle of Suf|folke, and his lieutenant sir Iohn Fastolfe.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 After this, the earle of Salisburie besieged the faire towne of saint S [...]san, whereof was capteine one Ambrose de Lore, a right valiant cheefteine. The earle-caused the towne to be assaulted at his first comming to it; but he lost more than he gained, and therefore left off his assaults, and caused a trench to be cast about the towne, and so planted his batterie, by force whereof he ouerthrew the walles, in such sort that the capteine offered for himselfe and his soldi|ers 200000 crownes, so that they might depart in their doublets onelie, which summe (bicause winter approched) was accepted, and the towne yeelded. Of this towne sir Iohn Popham was made capteine. Then the erle went to Maine la Iuhez, which towne after fiue wéekes siege was yéelded, and appointed to the kéeping of sir Iohn Montgomerie, knight.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 After the feast of the Purification of our ladie, the earle of Salisburie besieged the castell de la Fer [...] Barnard; during which siege a sale was made of the towne of Alanson being in the Englishmens posses|sion, by a Gascoigne that was one of the garrison there. But this sale being opened to the erle of Salis|burie by the same Gascoigne at the daie appointed, the lord Willoughbie and sir Iohn Fastolfe, with two thousand men were sent to incounter with the buiers of that towne; so that when Charles de Uilli|ers chéefe merchant of this ware, came earlie in a morning with two hundred horsemen, and three hun|dred footmen, and approached the towne, abiding for the Gascoigne, yer he was aware, the Englishmen had compassed him and his companie round about, and setting vpon the Frenchmen, slue and tooke all the whole number of them, saue Peter Danthenazie and fiue and twentie other, which by the swiftnesse of their horsses saued themselues.

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