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Compare 1577 edition: 1 But king Edward, trusting to pa [...]ifie all this bu|sie tumult without anie further bloudshed, promised both those persons their pardons, causing them vpon his promise to come out of sanctuarie to his pre|sence, EEBO page image 674 and calling to him the lord Welles, willed him to write to his sonne to leaue off the warre, and in the meane season he with his armie went forward, hauing with him the lord Welles, and sir Thomas Dimmocke. Anno Reg. 10. And being not past two daies iournie from Stamford, where his enimies had ptiched their field, and hearing that sir Robert Welles, not regar|ding his fathers letters,The lord Welles and Thomas Dimmocke beheaded. kept his campe still, he cau|sed the lord Welles, father to the said sir Robert, and sir Thomas Dimmocke to be beheaded, contrarie to his promise.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Sir Robert Welles, hearing that the king appro|ched, and that his father and sir Thomas Dimmocke were beheaded, though he was somewhat doubtfull to fight, before the earle of Warwike were with his power assembled, yet hauing a yoong and lustie cou|rage, manfullie set on his enimies. The battell was sore fought on both sides, and manie a man slaine; till sir Robert, perceiuing his people at point to slie, was busilie in hand to exhort them to tarie, and in the meane time compassed about with enimies was there taken, & with him sir Thomas de Land knight, and manie more. After the taking of their cap|teine, the Lincolneshire men amazed, threw awaie their coats the lighter to run awaie, and fled amaine, and therefore this battell is called there yet vnto this daie,Losecote field Losecote field.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The king reioising at this victorie, caused sir Ro|bert Welles, and diuerse other to be put to execution in the same place. The fame went that at this battell were slaine ten thousand men at the least. The earle of Warwike laie at the same time at his castell of Warwike, and meant to haue set forward the next daie toward his armie in Lincolnshire. But when he heard that the same was ouerthrowne, he tooke new counsell, and with all diligence imagined how to compasse Thomas lord Stanleie, which had maried his sister, that he might be one of the conspiracie. Which thing when he could not bring to passe (for the lord Stanleie had answered him,The faithful|nesse of the lord Stanlie. that he would ne|uer make warre against king Edward) he thought no longer to spend time in wast; and mistrusting he was not able to méet with his enimies, he with his sonne in law the duke of Clarence departed to Ex|cester, and there tarieng a few daies,The duke of Clarence and the earle of Warwike take the sea. deter [...]ined to saile into France, to purchase aid of king Lewes.

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