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Compare 1587 edition: 1 In this fight when they had continued a long ſpace, and ſhewed right notable proofes of theyr manhood:Canutes words to Edmond I|ronſide. Edmund (ſayth Canute) ſithe it hath pleaſed almighty God, yt thou ſhouldſt thus trie the force of my hande without hurte or wound, I thinke it be likewiſe his pleaſure, that thou ſhouldeſt enioy parte of the realme, go to there|fore, I receyue thee as partener with me in the kingdome, ſo that (if thou be ſo contented) let vs diuide the kingdome betwixte vs without any more contention.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 Edmund gladly accepted this condition of agreement, ſuppoſing it better to haue halfe the kingdome, than to ſtande to the doubtfull triall of loſing the whole, for he had receyued a wound at Canutes handes, though Canute vnderſtoode not ſo muche: agayne he foreſaw that occaſion hereafter might be offered, whereby he mighte without all trouble come to enioy the whole.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 So herevpon eyther of them lept beſide theyr weried horſes in that fierce and earneſt fight. and embracing ech other became good frendes,The diuiſion of the realme of England, be|twixt Canute and Edmond Ironſide. in de|uiding the realme according to the aboue men|cioned mocion of Canute. That parte of En|gland that lieth ouer againſt Fraunce, was aſſi|gned vnto Canute, & the other that is the north partes vnto Edmund. In the meane time Em|ma the wife of Etheldred, with hyr twoo ſonnes (whiche ſhee had by the ſame Etheldred) Alured and Edward,Alured & Ed|ward the ſons of king El|dred. fled ouer into Normandie; doub|ting leaſt this cõcorde betwixt Canute and Ed|mund ſhould turne ſmally to hyr aduauncemẽt.

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