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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 After this conflict, this towne was so hardlie hand|led with fierce and continuall assaults, that the cap|teins within offered to suffer the English nauie to passe by their towne without impeachment, vp to the citie of Rone. And also if Rone yeelded, they promi|sed to render the towne without delaie. Héerevpon the English nauie, to the number of an hundred sailes, passed by Cawdebecke, and came to Rone, and so besieged it on the water side. There came also to this siege the duke of Glocester, with the earle of Suffolke, and the lord Aburgauennie, which had ta|ken (as before yee haue heard) the towne of Chier|burgh, & lodged before the port of S. Hilarie, néerer to their enimies by fortie rodes than any other per|son of the armie.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 During this siege also, there arriued at Har [...]lue the lord of Kilmaine in Ireland,The lord of Kilmaine capteine of the Irishmen. with a band of six|teene hundred Irishmen, in maile, with darts and skains after the maner of their countrie, all of them being tall, quicke, and nimble persons, which came EEBO page image 566 and presented themselues before the king lieng still at the siege, of whom they were not onelie gentlie re|ceiued & welcomed; but also because it was thought that the French king and the duke of Burgognie would shortlie come, and either attempt to raise the siege, or vittell and man the towne by the north gate, they were appointed to kéepe the north side of the ar|mie, and speciallie the waie that commeth from the forest of Lions. Which charge the lord of Kilmaine and his companie ioifullie accepted, and did so their deuoir therein, that no men were more praised, nor did more damage to their enimies than they did:The good ser|uice of the I|rishmen at this siege. for suerlie their quickenesse & swiftnesse of foot did more preiudice to their enimies, than their barded horsses did hurt or damage to the nimble Irishmen. Also the kings coosine germane and alie (the king of Por|tingale) sent a great nanie of well appointed ships vnto the mouth of the riuer of Seine, Titus Liuius. The king of Portingale sendeth aid to king Henrie. to stop that no French vessels should enter the riuer, and passe vp the same, to the aid of them within Rone.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Thus was the faire citie of Rone compassed about with enimies, both by water and land, hauing nei|ther comfort nor aid of King, Dolphin, or Duke. And yet although the armie was strong without, there lacked not within both hardie capteins and manfull souldiers. And as for people, they had more than inough: for as it is written by some that had good cause to know the truth, and no occasion to erre from the same, there were in the citie at the time of the siege,The number within Rone. two hundred and ten thousand persons. Dailie were issues made out of the citie at diuerse gates, sometime to the losse of the one partie, and sometime of the other, as chances of warre in such aduentures happen. The Frenchmen in déed preferring fame be|fore worldlie riches, and despising pleasure (the eni|mie to warlike prowesse) sware ech to other neuer to render or deliuer the citie, while they might either hold sword in hand or speare in rest.

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