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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 When all things conuenient for such an enterprise were in a readinesse, the king came to Douer,14 [...] Anno Reg. [...] where he found fiue hundred ships and hoies readie to tran|sport him and his armie. And so the fourth daie of Iu|lie he passed ouer,The K. [...] an armie pas|seth ouer [...] France. and landed at Calis with great tri|umph; but his armie, horsses, and munitions of war scarse passed ouer in twentie daies. In this armie (being one of the best appointed that had passed out of England into France in manie yeares before) were fifteene hundred men of armes well horssed, of the which the most part were barded and richlie trap|ped, and manie of them trimmed in one sute. There were also fiftéene thousand archers with bowes and arrowes, of the which a great number were on hors|backe. There were also a great companie of other fighting men, and of such as serued to set vp tents and pauilions, to attend the artillerie and to inclose their campe, and otherwise to labour and be imploied in seruice.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 In all this armie was there not one page. The king of England was at his ariuall highlie displea|sed with the duke of Burgognie, who in the word of a prince had promised to meet him at his landing, with two thousand men of armes and light horsse|men, besides a great number of lanceknights and halberdiers, and that he would haue begun the war three moneths before the kings transporting; where|as contrarilie the duke laie lingering at the siege of Nusse,The siege of Nusse. and let passe the occasion of atchiuing a more profitable enterprise. King Edward incontinentlie dispatched the lord Scales in post vnto the duke, to put him in remembrance of his promise,The lord Scales. and to ad|uise him to come and ioine with him before the sum|mer were spent.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Before king Edward departed from Douer, he sent an officer of armes vnto the French king with a defiance. The French king,A defiance sent to the French king. receiuing the king of Englands letters at the messengers hand, read the same; and after he had considered thereof at leasure, he called the English herald aside, and to him decla|red the little trust that was to be put in the duke of Burgognie and the constable, by whose procurement he knew that king Edward was procured to come at that season into France; and therefore it should be better for him to haue peace with an old enimie, than to staie vpon the promises and familiaritie of a new dissembling freend, which peace did highlie please God, & was the thing that he most desired. ¶ But to giue the greater grace to the matter in hand, Abr. Fl. ex Edw. Hall. fol. Ccxxvij. it is good to laie downe the forme of the French kings spéech to the said herald, to whome he vttered these words in his wardrobe, as Edward Hall reporteth.

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