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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.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Herevpon those lords that wished well to the com|mon-wealth, began to intreate betwixt them, and articles were propounded for a concord to be had, and an exchange of prisoners on both sides. But the em|presse and hir brother would not hearken to any a|gréement, except that the realme might wholie re|maine to the said empresse. Whereby the enimies were rather increased than decreased by this treatie, so that at length the king and the earle (weried with tedious yrksomnesse of yrons and hard imprison|ment,

Geruasius Dorober.

The king and the earle of Glocester de|liuered by ex|change.

and putting all their hope in the chance of war) about the feast of All saints made exchange by de|liuering of the one for the other, without making mention of any peace at all: Anno Reg. 7. 1142 and so kindled with new displeasures, they renewed the warre.

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