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Compare 1577 edition: 1 The king nothing mooued herewith, but as one that disdained to make a direct answer, murmured certeine things with himselfe, and turned away from the duke, as one that either by experience knew his brothers light and vnstable mind, or as one that de|termined to be reuenged of him euen to the vtter|most. Duke Robert also,The brethren depart in dis|pleasure. abhorring and vtterlie de|testing this his brothers pride, streightwaies retur|ned home, purposing with himselfe to trie the hazard of warre, sith he sawe no hope to be had in brotherlie loue and amitie. Wherevpon he prouided for wars with all his power, seeking aid from all places where he might get any,K. Henrie pas|seth into Nor|mandie to pur|sue his bro|ther. though the king his brother gaue him small leisure thereto, who followed him inconti|nentlie with a new supplie of souldiours, desiring no|thing more than to get him within his danger.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 EEBO page image 33Soone after, both the brethren approching néere togither, ech of them pitched their campe within the sight of other, preparing themselues to giue battell with princelie stomachs.They ioine in battell. The king surmounting the duke his brother in number, first bringeth foorth his men in order of battell, and streightwaies the duke likewise, bo [...]h being readie to trie the matter by dint of sword. Then the one prouoking the other, and the trumpets sounding aloft, the conflict began. The kings souldiers trusting too much in their owne force, by reason of their great multitude, brake their arraie, and assailed their enimies on ech side verie disorderlie: but the Normans being wiselie orde|red and instructed by their duke, kept themselues close togither: so that the kings battell, which had without order stept foorth to assaile them, finding sturdie resistance, began now to result or giue backe: for not onelie duke Robert but also William earle of Mortaigne preased foreward amongst their men, and fought valiantlie with their owne hands. Wher|vpon the king, when he perceiued how his men be|gan to shrinke, cried vpon them to staie, and withall commanded his horssemen to breake vppon the flanks of his enimies battell: which they did, with such violence that they disparkled the same, and cau|sed the enimies to scatter. Herewith also the kings foot men,The Nor|mans van|quished. togither with the horssemen inuaded the Normans afresh, who neuerthelesse resisted a while, till being compassed about in maner on euerie side, they began to flee: as oftentimes it chanceth, when a few driuen in sunder by a multitude, are assailed on all sides. The king then hauing vanquished his ad|uersaries, followeth the chase, and maketh great slaughter of them, though not without some losse of his owne: for the Normans despairing of safetie, turned oftentimes againe vpon their pursuers.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 The earle of Mortaigne.Duke Robert and the earle of Mortaigne fighting most manfullie in the verie prease of their enimies, were taken, or (as other saie) betraied, and deliuered into their enimies hands: Eadmerus. W. Crispine. W. Ferreis. Robert de E|stoutuille. The number slaine. beside which twaine, Wil|liam Crispine, William Ferreis, Robert Estout|uille the elder, with foure hundreth men of armes, and to the number of 10. thousand footmen were ta|ken. As for the number that were slaine in this bat|tell, there is none that declareth the certeintie: but yet it is reported by diuers writers, that no one bat|tell in those daies was sorer fought, nor with greater bloudshed either in Normandie, or elsewhere.

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