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Compare 1577 edition: 1 King Henrie in the meane time vnderstanding his meaning, assembled likewise his power, and rig|ged foorth a great number of ships, appointing them to lie in a readinesse to stop his brothers comming to land if it might be. He himselfe also lodged with his maine armie neere the towne of Hastings, to giue him battell if he landed thereabouts.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Duke Robert also meaning to set foreward, sent certeine of his ships before, to choose some conueni|ent place where he might land with his armie: which ships by chance fell into the danger of the kings na|nie, but yet absteining from battell, they recouered the wind, and returned backe to the duke, signifi|eng from point to point how they had sped in this voiage. The duke as he was of a bold courage, and of so gentle a nature that he beleeued he should win their good wils, with whom he should haue any thing to doo, passed forward, and approching to the kings nauie, vsed such mild persuasions, that a great part of the souldiours which were aboord in the kings ships, submitted themselues vnto him,Duke Robert arriued at Portsmouth. Simon Dun. Wil. Malm. Hen. Hunt. Polydor. by whose con|duct he arriued in Portsmouth hauen, and there lan|ded with his host, about the begining of August. Now when he had rested a few daies & refreshed his men, he tooke the way towards Winchester, a great num|ber of people flocking vnto him by the way.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 The king hauing knowledge as well of the arri|uall of his enimies, as also of the reuolting of his EEBO page image 30 subiects, raised his campe, and came to lodge neere vnto his enimies, the better to perceiue what he at|tempted and purposed to doo. They were also in ma|ner readie to haue ioined battell, when diuers Noble men that owght good will to both the brethren, and abhorred in their minds so vnnaturall discord, began to entreat for peace, Wil. Malm. Simon Dun. Hen. Hunt. which in the end they concluded vpon, conditionallie that Henrie (who was borne after his father had conquered the realme of Eng|land) should now enioy the same, yeelding and pai|eng yeerelie vnto duke Robert the summe of iij. M. marks. Prouided, that whose hap of the two it shuld be to suruiue or outliue, he should be the others right and lawfull heire, by mutuall agreement. Conditi|onallie also, that those English or Normans, which had taken part either with the king or the duke, should be pardoned of all offenses that could be laid vnto them for the same by either of the princes. There were twelue Noble men on either part that recei|ued corporall othes for performance of this agrée|ment, Hen. Hunt. Wil. Thorne. Matth. West. Geruasius Dorober. which being concluded vpon in this sort, duke Robert, who in his affaires shewed himselfe more credulous than suspicious, remained with his brother here in England till the feast of S. Michaell, and then shewing himselfe well contented with the compositi|on, returned into Normandie. In the second yeare of this kings reigne, the Quéene was deliuered of hir daughter Maud or Mathild, so called after hir owne name, who afterward was empresse, of whom yée shall heare by Gods grace anon in this historie.

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