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Compare 1577 edition: 1 And to put the French men in doubt, least the Englishmen should séeke passage somewhere else, the king appointed certeine of the soldiers which had skill in swimming,A good [...] to go to a place thrée miles from the siege by the riuer side, and there to enter into the water, making great clamor and noise, as though they had meant to haue passed; but they had in com|mandement not to trauerse past halfe the riuer, so to procure the Frenchmen to make thitherwards, whilest the king in one place, and his brother the duke of Clarence in another, got ouer their men, and that in such number, before the Frenchmen had anie vn|derstanding thereof, that when they made towards them, and perceiued that they were not able to in|counter them, they fled backe, and durst not abide the English footmen, which would faine haue beene doo|ing with them.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 When the king saw that his men were on the o|ther side of the water, he (the next daie earlie) retur|ned to the towne, & assaulted it on both sides. When the inhabitants therefore saw themselues compassed on both sides, contrarie to their expectation, with humble heart and small ioy they rendered vp the towne vnto the kings hands.Pont de [...] rendred vp [...] ye English [...]. After this, the king ha|uing no let nor impediment, determined foorthwith to besiege the citie of Rone, and first sent before him his vncle the duke of Excester, with a great compa|nie of horssemen & archers to view the place, & ther|vpon with banner displaied came before the citie, and sent Windsore an herauld at armes to the cap|teins within, willing them to deliuer the citie vnto the king his maister, or else he would pursue them with fire and sword. To whome they proudlie answe|red, that none they receiued of him, nor anie they EEBO page image 565 would deliuer him, except by fine force they were therevnto compelled: and herewith there issued out of the towne a great band of men of armes, and in|countered fiercelie with the Englishmen, the which receiuing them with like manhood, and great force, draue the Frenchmen into the towne againe to their losse, for they left thirtie of their fellowes behind pri|soners and dead in the field.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 The duke returned with this good speed and proud answer of the Frenchmen vnto the king, who re|mained yet at Pont de Larch, and had giuen the towne of Louiers to his brother the duke of Cla|rence, which made there his deputie sir Iohn Godard knight. After that the duke of Excester was retur|ned to Pont Larch, the French capteins within Rone set fire on the suburbs, beat downe churches, cut downe trées, shred the bushes, destroied the vines round about the citie, to the intent that the English|men should haue no reléefe nor comfort either of lod|ging or [...]ewell.Rone besieged by K. Henrie. When the king heard of these despite|full dooings, he with his whole armie remooued from Pont Larch, and the last daie of Iulie came before the citie of Rone, and compassed it round about with a strong siege. This citie was verie rich in gold, sil|uer, and other pretious things, in so much that when the same was taken and seized vpon by the English, the spoile was verie great and excéeding aduantag|able: which the compiler of Anglorum praelia hath ve|rie well noted, in a few lines, but pithie; saieng:

Vltima Rothomagus restat, quae mercibus, auro,
Angl. prael. [...] Hen. 5. Argento, vasis pretiosis diues abundat:
Rothomagus capitur, iám Anglus adeptus opimas
Praedas, in patriam perpulchra trophaea remittit.

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