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Compare 1577 edition: 1 The king being apprehended and brought to the empresse lieng at Glocester, Polydor. The king led to Bristow. was commanded by hir to be conueied in safetie vnto Bristow, where he was kept as prisoner from that time of his taking, vntill the feast of All saints next ensuing. Not long after this field fought, as ye haue heard, Geffrey earle of Aniou husband to the empresse, W. Paru. receiuing ad|uertisement of this victorie atchiued in England, foorthwith inuaded Normandie, inducing all the No|bles of the countrie to incline vnto him: for by pub|lishing the captiuitie of king Stephan, it was easie for him to come by the possession of the same.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Moreouer, Dauid king of Scotland entred into Northumberland,

The king of Scots taketh Northumber|land into his possession. Polydor.

The empresse foloweth the victorie.

and by commandement of the em|presse tooke the countrie into his hands, whilest she (like a woman of great wisedome, as she was no lesse indéed) iudging that it stood hir vpon to vse the victorie which fell to hir lot, slept not hir businesse, but went forward, and setting from Glocester, she came to Winchester, where she was honorablie receiued of bishop Henrie, though he was king Stephans brother, and inwardlie lamented the misfortune of the king. Then came she backe againe to Wilton, and so to Oxenford, from thence to Reading, and then to S. Albons, into all which cities and townes she was receiued with great triumph and honour.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Hauing thus passed through all the south parts of the realme on that side,Shée cõmeth to London. she finallie came to London, where the citizens welcomed hir in most ioifull and hartie maner. Now being come to London, and con|sulting with those of hir councell for the quieting of the whole state of the realme, queene Maud wife to king Stephan (for so she was also called) made humble suit vnto hir to haue hir husband set at li|bertie,The quéene sueth to the empresse for the deliuerie of hir husband promising that he should resigne his whole claime and title into hir hands, and content himselfe with a priuate life. But hir suit was so farre off from being granted, that she was reiected and cast off with reprochfull words. Wherevpon she conceiued a most high displeasure, and vnderstood well inough; that peace was to be purchased by force of armes onelie, and not by any other meanes: insomuch that with all diligence she sent to hir sonne Eustace (then be|ing in Kent) & willed him to prepare an armie, which he did most spéedilie.

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