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Compare 1577 edition: 1 Henrie bishop of Winchester perceiuing the wrath of the empresse more and more to increase dailie a|gainst hir people, Polydor. thinking it wisedome to serue the time,Castels forti|fied by the bi|shop of win|chester. manned all the castels which he had builded within his dieces; as at Waltham, Farnham, and o|ther places, and withdrew himselfe into the castell of Winchester, there to remaine, till he might sée to what end the furie of the woman would grow. This being knowne, the empresse tooke vnto hir Dauid king of Scotland that was hir vncle, who immediat|lie ioining their armies togither, went to Winche|ster and besieged the castell. In the meane time the quéene and hir sonne Eustace, with the helpe of their freends, as the Kentishmen, the Londoners and other had assembled a great armie, and appointed the go|uernement and generall conduct thereof vnto one William of Ypres a Fleming,William de Ypresse. who for his valian|cie was by king Stephan created earle of Kent: he was sonne to Philip of Flanders, Ia. Meir. begotten of a con|cubine, his father also was sonne to Robert earle of Flanders, surnamed Frisius. This William was ba|nished out of his countrie by Theodorike Elsas earle of Flanders, bicause he attempted to bereaue him of his earledome.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The quéenes armie thus committed to his gui|ding, came néere vnto Winchester, and kept the em|presse and hir people in maner besieged:

Wil. Malm. In nouella hi|storia.

N. Triue [...]. Sim. Dun. Polydor.

The empresse armie put to flight.

Wil. Malm. Robert earle of Glocester taken priso|ner.

at length perceiuing the aduantage after the comming of a great supplie of Londoners to their aid, they set vpon hir armie as the same was departing, with such vio|lence, that straightwaies hir host was put to flight and discomfited. The empresse was glad to saine hir selfe dead, and so to be conueied in a coch as a dead corps vnto Glocester. Hir brother Robert with ma|nie other of the Nobles that staied behind, till she and other might get out of danger, were taken pri|soners. And bicause the king was kept at Bristow vnder the custodie of the said Robert, the queene cau|sed him to be hardlie handled, that he might prooue the words of the gospell true: With what measure yée meat vnto other, Matt. Paris. with the same by other shall it be remeasured vnto you. He had deserued verie euill of the king heretofore, and therefore it was now re|membred. He was taken (in maner abouesaid) on the feast day of the exaltation of the crosse.

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Wil. Paruus. N. Triuet. Dauid king of Scots reti|red home.

Simon Dun. R. Houe. Alberike de Uéer slaine.

Dauid king of Scotland was not at the battell himselfe, but hearing of the discomfiture, got him out of the countrie, and by helpe of trustie guides re|turned into Scotland, whilest Alberike de [...]éer was slaine at London in a seditious tumult raised by the citizens. The kingdome being thus diuided into two seuerall factions, was by all similitudes like to come to vtter ruine: for the people kindled in hatred one against another, sought nothing else but reuenge on both sides, Wil. Malm. and still the land was sp [...]iled and wasted by the men of warre which lodged within the castels and fortresses, Polydor. and would often issue out to harrie and spoile the countries. But now that the two cheefest heads were prisoners, there was good hope conceiued that God had so wrought it, whereby might grow some ouerture of talke, to quiet such troubles by fréendlie peace and agreement.

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