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Compare 1577 edition: 1 About the same time, the citie of Ierusalem was taken by Saladine the chéefe prince of the Sara|cens.Ierusalem taken. Wherevpon much conference was had among the christian princes for the succoring of those christi|ans, which as yet held and defended other péeces in the holie land, so that by publishing of the popes buls, manie tooke on them the crosse: and amongst other Richard the sonne of king Henrie (without anie li|cence obteined of his father) receiued the same, vow|ing to go thither out of hand, and to fight against Gods enimies to the vttermost of his power.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 In the meane time the grudge still increased be|twixt king Henrie and Philip the French king, part|lie for one cause, and partlie for an other,Out of the annales of France writ|ten by Ni|coll Gallis. but special|lie one cheefe occasion was for that earle Richard de|ferred the dooings of his homage vnto king Philip for the dutchie of Poictou, which by his fathers ap|pointment he now inioied and held. The French king to preuent his enimies, immediatlie vpon the expiring of the truce raised a power, and entring in|to the dominions belonging to king Henrie, wasted the countrie till he came vnto Chateu Raoul: about which castell also he foorthwith planted his siege.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 When king Henrie was aduertised hereof, he raised his power also, and togither with his sonne earle Richard came with all spéed to succour his peo|ple, EEBO page image 111 and to saue his castell from the hands of his eni|mies. Now when he approched néere vnto the place, he pitcht downe his tents ouer against the one side of the French campe, and earle Richard on the other, so that they were readie to assaile the French king on both sides at once, but before they came to ioine bat|tell, by the mediation of a cardinall (as some write) or (as other saie) through meanes made by the earle of Flanders, Ger. Dor. the matter was taken vp. For earle Richard through persuasion of the said earle of Flan|ders came to the French king, and agréed with him, before that his father king Henrie was resolued of any such matter for his part, so that he was now in a maruellous perplexitie, & almost to séeke what was best to doo, as a man fearing his owne suertie, by rea|son of mistrust which he had in his sonne Richard: but yet at the length through humble suit made by his said sonne vnto the French king,A truce granted. a truce was gran|ted by the space of two yeares.

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