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Compare 1587 edition: 1 The lord Grey [...] vnto the Queene.The Lord Grey being in Muſkelburgh, ſent to the Queene Regente, that lay as then in the Caſtell of Edenburgh, deſiring an abſtinence of warre for foure and twenty houres, that in the meane time he might ſende ſome of his Coun|ſell to declare vnto hir the cauſe of his comming with that army, and to cõmune of ſuche things as might ſlaunch the ſhedding of bloud. The Queene graunted heerevnto, and ſent an Her|rault to Leith, to cauſe the ſaid aſſurance to bee taken, but ere he came to the Towne, the Skir|miſh aforeſayd was begun.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 2 3 In this meane time, the Lord Grey ſent ſir George Howard,Men are ſente to ſpeake with the Queene mother. and Sir Iames Croſts to ye Caſtell of Edenbugh, to ſpeake with ye Queene to that effect, who had long conference with hir vppon the Blockhouſe, at the vtter gate of the Caſtell, during the time of the ſkirmiſh, where they declared, that the occaſiõ of the cõming of the armye, was for the cauſe aboue mentioned,The Frenchmã to departe the Realme. deſiring the Queene to procure the Frenchmen to departe the Realme of Scotlande: and EEBO page image 492 they promiſed in that caſe to returne againe in|to their owne Realme, and neyther to diſquiet Frenchmen nor Scots, whervpon the Queene tooke time to be aduiſed till the nexte daye, that ſhe might conſult with ye principall perſonages within the Towne of Leith, requiring that it might be lawfull for hir to ſend to them to that effect, which was graunted, and ſo the next day ſhe ſent one Drummond a Trumpetter with a letter to Monſieur de la Broſſe, to the effect a|foreſaid, directing him to paſſe to the Engliſhe Campe, and to get a guide with him to goe to the Towne of Leith, as was agreed: and there was one appointed to goe with him. But im|mediately after his departing from the Engliſh Camp, he was ſuddainely called backe againe, and his letters taken from him, was comman|ded to repaire to the Caſtell of Edẽburgh to the Queene,The Engliſhe are deſirous to reuenge the iniuries done vnto them. and to declare to hir that they woulde not haue any talke, but woulde bee reuenged on the Frenchmen, for the ſlaughter of their men the night before. Thus the parlee ceaſſing, the ſiege was enforced with righte ſharpe purſute, and ſtrong defending on either parte. The En|gliſhmen caſt trenches vpon the South eaſt ſide of the Towne, and reyſed a little Mont, which they named Mont Pellam, and placed theyr ordinance aloft thereon, but bycauſe it was ſo farre from the Towne,A trench caſt to little pur|poſe. they dyd not ſo muche ſkath therto, as they intended. The Lord Grey Lieutenant of the Engliſh army lodged during this ſiege within the Towne of Leſtalrike, in the Deanes houſe, and the moſt parte of theyr demilances and other Horſemen, lay in ye ſame Towne. The footemen with their Captaynes lodged in Hales, tents, and Pauilions, vpon the South and South eaſt ſyde of the Towne of Leith, and diuers Scottiſhe Lordes encamped with them in the fieldes, as the Earles of Ar|gile, Arrane, Morton, and Glẽcarne, the Lords Boyd, Ogiltree, the Prior of Saint Andrews, the maiſter of Maxwell, and others. The Duke of Chatellerault and diuers with him remay|ned in Holy Roode houſe. And with ye Queene in the Caſtell, the Biſhop of Saint Andrews, the Biſhoppe of Dunkeld, the Earle Marſhall, the Lorde Erſkin, Captaine of the Caſtell, M. Iames Macgill, Clearke of the Regiſter, the Prouoſt of Dunglas, called Maiſter Abraham Cerichton, and diuers other.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 2 On Eaſter Euen, Captaine Wood, and Captaine Dethicke, ſeruing on the Sea vnder M. Winter the Engliſh Admirall there, were appointed by him to paſſe vp ye riuer to Black|neſſe, who with their hands going aboorde into a Barke, prepared for that purpoſe, ſayled for|ward, and on Eaſter daye in the morning pre|ſenting themſelues before the Caſtell, it was yeelded to them by certaine Frenchmenne that were within,The Caſtell of Blackeneſſe wonne. and therevpon it was deliuered to the keeping of Iames Hamilton, an auntiente Gentleman, and Captaine Wood, beeing ſet on ſhore, came to the Camp before Leith by lande. On blacke Monday, the Frenchmenne iſſuing forth of Leith,See more hereof in Eng|lande. ſet vpon the Engliſhmen in their trenches, and did muche harme, as in the En|gliſhe Hiſtorie it further appeareth. Duryng the ſiege thus afore Leith, the Queene Regent was ſore vexed with ſickneſſe, but neuertheleſſe, ſhe continued to labour for agreemẽt,The Queene laboured for an agreement not ceaſ|ſing to ſend to the Lordes for to haue the mat|ter taken vp: and for the better accompliſhing of hir deſire, ſhee procured the Earle of Huntley to come forth of the North, who tooke vp his lod|ging in Edenburgh, and tooke greate paynes to treate betwixt the Queene and Lords for ſome agreement: but when he perceyued his trauayle to be in vaine, hee returned into the Northe a|gaine, and left the ſiege lying ſtill as he founde it. In this meane while, the Engliſhmen lod|ging on the South ſyde of the Towne beſide Mont Pellam, battered with their greate artel|lerie at the pariſhe Church of Leith,Saint Antho|nyes ſteeple beaten downe and at S. Anthonies Steeple, in the whiche the French|men had laid certaine yeeres of artillerie, and at length beate it downe, but perceiuing they could not do any great hurt to the walles on that ſide, they caſt newe trenches vppon the South and Southweſt ſide of the Towne, and reyſed a Mount there, naming it Mont Somerſet,Mont Somer|ſet. and placed thereon certaine peeces in batterie, and ſo beate the walles, that a great pa [...] thereof was ouerthrowen, and breach made, wherevp|pon the Engliſhmenne and Scottes one mor|ning came with their ladders, and preſenting themſelues to the aſſault, founde the breache no|thing reaſonable, ſo that although they egrely preaſſed foreward to enter the Towne,They are bea|ten backe. yet they were fiercely beaten backe with great ſlaugh|ter and bloudſhed on both partes, but namely of the aſſaylants.

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