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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The earle of Shrewsburie called Roger de Mount|gomerie, with a power of Welshmen set foorth from Shrewsburie, and with him were William bishop of Durham the kings houshold chapline, Barnard of Newmerch, Roger Lacie, and Rafe Mortimer, (all Normans or Frenchmen) who ioyning their po|wers togither, inuaded the countrie, and with fire and sword did much hurt where they came, killing and taking a great number of people. Afterwards comming to Worcester, they assaulted the citie, o|uerran the suburbs, & set the same on fire. But the ci|tizens shutting fast the gates of their citie (though with the sudden comming of the enimies they were somewhat afraid) made valiant resistance:Wo [...]cester assalted. and con|ueieng their goods, their wiues, and their children in|to the castell, got them to the walles and places of defense, to repell & beat backe the enimies. Among them in the towne was bishop Woolstan,Bishop Wool|stan. whom the citizens would haue compelled to go into the castell for his su [...]er safegard, but he refused it.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 At length it chanced that the enimies (continuing the said siege) b [...]gan to wax negligent, and ranged abroad in the countrie, little regarding watch and ward about their campe, wherevpon the English within the citie tooke this oportunitie, being mooued thereto with the comfortable exhortation of bishop Woolstan, and sailing foorth of the towne did set on their enimies with great fiercenes, whome they got at such aduantage, that they slue and tooke that daie aboue fiue M. men (as Henrie of Huntingdon re|cordeth.They slue fiue hundred, and chased the re|sidue as saith Simon Dunel.) For the English bearing a continuall ma|lice in their hearts against the French and Nor|mans, did now their best to be fullie reuenged of them, vpon so conuenient an occasion offered. Those that escaped by flight, hid themselues in the next townes, making such shifts for their liues as the pre|sent necessitie could minister.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Whilest the realme was thus troubled on ech side,The diligence of the archbi|shop Lan|franke. archbishop Lanfranke sendeth, writeth, and admoni|sheth all the kings fréends to make themselues rea|die to defend their prince. And after he vnderstood that they were assembled togither for that purpose, he counselleth the king to march into the field with them spéedilie, to represse his enimies. The king fol|lowing his counsell, first appointed his nauie to scowre and keepe the seas, and to withstand (if it were possible) the arriuall of his brother by faire words.The great curtesie shew|ed to the Eng|lishmen by Wil. Rufus. Simon Dun. Al|so he reconcileth Roger de Mountgomerie earle of Shrewsburie vnto him, and therewith maketh large promises to the English, that he would out of hand giue and restore vnto them such fauourable lawes as they would wish or desire. Moreouer he commanded all vniust imposts, tolles and tallages to be laid downe, and granted frée hunting in the woods, cha|ses and forrests. All which grants and promises he kept not long, though for the time he greatlie conten|ted the people with such a shew of good meaning to|wards them. This doone, Wil. Malm. he goeth with a mightie ar|mie into Kent, where the sedition began, and first comming to the castell of Tunbridge, he compelled capteine Gilbert to yeeld vp the fortresse into his hands. Then went he to Horne castell, where he heard saie Odo was (but the report was vntrue, for he had betaken himselfe to the castell of Pemsey) which when he had ouerthrowne, he hasted foorth vnto Pemsey, and besieged the castell there a long season, which the bishop had stronglie fortified.

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