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Compare 1587 edition: 1 2 3 4 Shortly after the Duke of Somerſet, heere|tofore in this Booke named Earle of Hertfort. Vncle by the mother vnto the yong Kyng of England, and admitted gouernour of his per|ſon,The Duke of Somerſet pro| [...] of Eng|lande. and protector of all his Realmes, domini|ons, and ſubiects, minding the aduancement of the yong King his nephew, thought good wyth all ſpeede to procure the conſummation of the marriage, betwixte him, and the yong Queene of Scottes, but perceyuing that the ſame could not be brought to paſſe withoute force, hee ſee|med loth to let paſſe the oportunitie of time thẽ offered (as hee tooke it) to ſerue his purpoſe: and therevpon by aduiſe of counſell le [...]ied an army with all expedition, & came to Berwike, aboute the later ende of Auguſt, and in the beginning of September entred Scotlande with the ſame armye, [...]eemeth [...] with [...]ye. conteyning a ſeauenteene or eyghteene thouſande men, whiche was deuided into three principall wardes, a vantgard led by the vali|ant Earle of Warwike, the battayle by the D. of Somerſet himſelfe, and the rerewarde by the Lord Dacres of the North. [...] order of Engliſhe [...]. There were cer|taine wings and troupes of men of armes di|milances, and light Horſemen, and alſo of Har|quebuſiers, that attended vpon theſe .iij. wards, garded with diuers peeces of great artillery: the lord Grey of Wiltõ high marſhall of the army, had the generall conductiõ of the men of armes and demilances. Sir Frauncis Brian, lieute|naunt of the light horſemen, with .viij. C. of them was appoynted to the vantgarde, Syr Peter Mewtas captaine of .v. C. Hagbutters, and ſir Frauncis Fleming, maiſter of the ordi|naunce with a. M. light horſmen were appoin|ted to the battaile, and ſir Richarde Manners, with .vi. C. light horſemen attended vpon the rerewarde. In this order marchyng throughe the Mers, and Louthian, they came at lengthe vnto a place called Buckling Brayes, neere to the Fourth ſide,The Engliſhe fleete. in which riuer ye Engliſh fleete was arriued, and laye before the Towne of Leith, but now by order giuen came backe from thence, and lay neerer to the army. The gouer|nour of Scotland aduertiſed of the comming of this army of Englande thus to inuade Scot|land,The Gouer|nour raiſeth an armye. with al diligẽce ſent abrode ſolemne ſum|monance for the leuying of a newe army forth of all partes of the Realme, the which being aſ|ſembled togither, hee encamped therewith neere to Muſkelburgh water, within leſſe than two miles of ye place where the Engliſh army came now to encamp.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 2 3 4 5 Heere we haue to vnderſtãd, that the Scots light Horſemen oftentimes woulde come pric|king almoſt within theyr ſtaues length of the Engliſhmen as they marched, whoouping & ſhouting, to the ende they mighte trayne them forth frõ their ſtrẽgth, and with rayling words would ſtil be in hand to prouoke thẽ therto,The goodnes of the Scottiſh horſemen fea|red of the En|gliſhemenne. The Lorde Grey deſireth to encounter the Scottiſh horſemenne. but the D. of Somerſet doubting the goodneſſe of thoſe Scottiſh prickers, gaue ſecret cõmandmẽt that no offer of ſkirmiſh by the Scottiſh Horſ|men ſhould be taken but at length the L. Grey of [...]tou, not well able to beare ſuch bold pre|ſumption in the Scots, aduẽturing as he tooke it ouer raſhly, & more thã ſtood with their owne ſuretie, made ſute to the D. of Somerſet, that if they continued in ſuch brauerie, it mighte bee lawfull for him to ſet them further off. The D. at the firſt would by no meanes aſſent thereto, telling the L. Grey, that hys deſire proceeded more of a iolitie of courage, than of any know|ledge of the enimie, and ſeemed to defende the goodneſſe of the Scottiſh Horſemen, but when the L. Grey perſiſted in his ſute, and the Earle of Warwike aſſiſted his requeſt the Duke in the ende yeelded thereto. Heerevppon when the Scottes the next time, whiche was on the Fri|day the ninth of September came forth to offer the ſkirmiſh after their wonted manner, the L. Grey taking with him certayne hands of Horſ|menne both menne of armes, Demilaunces, EEBO page image 468 and alſo lighte Horſemenne, deuided them in troupes, appoynting the Spaniſh and Italian hagbutters on Horſebacke to keepe on a wing, and to ga [...]d the hindermoſt troupe of the En|gliſh Horſemenne, giuing order to the leaders of euery troupe,Order gyuen by the Lorde Grey. that to which ſo euer the enimie ſhould once offer, in any wiſe that no aunſwer by ſkirmiſhe were made them, but after they had drawen them to their accuſtomed play, and proffer of charge, that troupe that it was offe|red vnto, preſently vppon the enimies wheeling about ſhould throughly gyue it them, and that ſo giuen, the nexte troupe preſently to giue it in the face, and ſo as occaſion required, both thoſe troupes wholly togyther to help other without breaking. The Scottes comming forward, pricking and whoouping after their olde wont, the Engliſhmen forbare a great whyle, tyll at the laſt, four or fyue hundred of them comming ſkattered vppon the ſpurre, with a maruellous ſhoute within their ſtaues length of the fore|moſt troupe, and thinking then to haue wheeled about,Nicholas Gayneſford. Maiſter Nicholas Gayneſford, the lea|der of that troupe, and Lieutenant of the Lorde Greys band of his men of armes of Bulloigne, cryed a charge, whyche as ſpeedily on the En|gliſh parte as vnlooked for of the Scottes bee|ing giuen, from charging at that time in ſport, the Scoties wer driuen to gallop away ſo faſt, as theyr Horſes myghte beare them,The Scottes Horſemen put to flight. loſing of their companyes that were taken and ſlayne to the number of an eyght hundred or more (as ſome haue written) but yet as dyuers of the Engliſhmen aduentured too farre in following the chaſe, they were diſtreſſed, and ſundrye of them taken priſoners, among the whiche were ſome of theyr Captaynes, as Sir Raufe Bul|mer,Engliſh Cap|taynes taken. Thomas Gower, and Robert Crouche, eache of them hauing in charge the leading of ſeueral bandes of lighte Horſemenne. Thus muche for this Fridayes ſkirmiſh, wherein the chiefeſt force of the Scottiſh Horſemen was de|feated, to the great diſcouragement of the reſt. But nowe to proceede to the chiefeſt poynt of the Scottes infortunate proceedings. True it is (as the Scottes haue reported) that the Go|uernoure,The Scottes meant not to haue gyuen battayle. and the nobilitie of Scotland meant not to hazarde battayle within theyr owne Realme, but rather to lye ſtyll and defend their ground, if the Engliſhmenne ſhoulde come for|warde to gyue them battayle there.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The Engliſhmen aduertiſed therof the mor|row after this great ſkirmiſh, reyſed theyr fleld verye earely, purpoſing to take an hyll called Pinkhill, where they myghte place their ordi|nance,The purpoſe of the Engliſh men. and to ſhoote into the Scottiſh Campe, whereby they ſhoulde force the Scottes to diſ|lodge from theyr ground of aduantange.

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