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Compare 1577 edition: 1 A little before this time, sir Thomas Rampston, sir Philip Branch, sir Nicholas Burdet, and other Englishmen, to the number of fiue hundred men of warre, repared and fortified the towne of S. Iames de Beuuron,Alias B [...]ron. situate on the frontiers of Normandie towards Britaine, within halfe a league of the duke of Britains ground, with whome as then they had o|pen warre; and so began to doo manie displeasures to his people. Wherevpon Arthur earle of Richmont and Yurie, brother to the said duke, and latelie before created constable of France, assembled an huge power of men to the number of fortie thousand (as some haue written) and with the same came before the said towne of S Iames de Beuuron,

Twentie thousand [...] Nicholas Giles.

S. Iames de Beuuron be|sieged.

and plan|ted his siege verie stronglie about it, inforcing with his great ordinance to ouerthrow the wals. And one day amongst other, he determined to giue the assault, and so did, the which continued a long space verie hot and earnest.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 The Britons Britonants were come downe into a low bottome, where there was a little pond or fish|poole, and they must néeds passe by a streict waie to come to the walles in great danger. On that side of the towne was a little bulworke,Sir Nicho|las Burdet. which sir Nicholas Burdet kept, hauing with him a fortie or eightie fighting men: and ouer against the same bulworke there was a gate well furnished also with English souldiers; so that the Britons which came downe in|to the ditches in great number to giue the assault, heard on either side them the Englishmen (within the said bulworke and gate) make a great noise, in crieng Salisburie and Suffolke; with the which crie the Britons being maruelouslie astonied, began to recoile in great disorder. And therewith the said sir Nicholas Burdet issued foorth vpon them, Enguerant de Monstrellet. and pur|suing them right valiantlie, s [...]ue them downe, so that there died of them what by the sword, and what by drowning in the said poole, about seauen thousand or eight hundred, and to the number of fiftie were taken prisoners. And beside this, those Englishmen gained eightéene standards and one baner.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Incontinentlie the newes hereof were reported to the constable of France, who was busie at the as|sault on the other side of the towne, whereof he was sore displeased, and no lesse amazed; so that he cau|sed the retreit to be sounded, for all the siege on that side toward the poole was alreadie raised. After this, vpon counsell taken amongst the Frenchmen, it was determined that they should dislodge: and so a|bout the middest of the next night, the constable and all the residue of his people departed toward Fou|giers, leauing behind them great plentie of artille|rie both great and small, with victuals, and all their other prouisions: as fourteene great guns and fortie barrels of powder, thrée hundred pipes of wine, two hundred pipes of bisket and flower, two hundred frailes of figs and reisins, and fiue hundred barrels of herrings.

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