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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 After this victorie, he besieged Louiers, whereof was capteine the Hire,Louiers be|sieged. and his brother, who rende|red the towne without assault. Then the earle assem|bling togither a great armie, returned againe to S. Selerine, & inuironed the towne with a strong siege. When he had lien there almost thrée moneths, eue|rie daie attempting or dooing somewhat, he finallie gaue so fierce an assault, that by force he entered the towne, and slue Iohn Almaigne, and Guilliam saint Albine,Saint Sele|rine won by assault. the chéefe capteins, and eight hundred other men of warre. The children of le seigneur de Lore were taken prisoners. The earle put new men of warre into the towne, and made capteine there sir Iohn Cornewall. After this, he before the strong towne of Sillie pitched his campe. The inhabitants terrified at the losse of saint Selerine, deliuered him pledges, vpon condition; that if they were not re|scued within thirtie daies next, then they (their liues saued) should render the towne into his possession: which offer was receiued.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 The French king, being aduertised hereof by a post, appointed (as some saie) Arthur earle of Rich|mont (or as other write, Iohn duke of Alanson) with a great companie of men of warre to go to the rescue of this towne. But whether it was the earle or duke, certeine it is at his approching to the siege, he incam|ped himselfe by a brooke side, ouer the which a man might haue striden, & perceiuing how stronglie the English were incamped against him, he thought it not for his profit to giue battell; & so in the night sea|son raised & went his waie without further attempt. When they within the towne knew that their suc|cours failed, they rendered themselues to the mercie of the earle of Arundell, who gentlie receiued them, and leauing a garrison in the towne, departed to Mans, and in his waie tooke the castels of Mellaie and saint Laurence. About this time the lord Wil|loughbie & sir Thomas Kiriell, returning with great victorie out of Burgognie, passing by the towne of Louiers, latelie reduced to the English obeisance, furnished it both with men and munition.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Among so manie good chances, some euill are ac|customed to happen,An insurrec|tion in Nor|mandie. or else the gainers would not know themselues. And so at this time it happened, that a great number of the common and rusticall people in Normandie dwelling by the sea coast, ei|ther prouoked by the French king, or desirous of al|teration and change (which thing the commons much couet and desire) made an insurrection, put on har|nesse, and by force expelled certeine English garri|sons out of their holds, publishing and proclaming openlie, that their onelie purpose and intent was to expell and banish the whole English nation out of their countries and coasts. Wherefore it maie be likelie, that the blacke Morian will sooner became white, than the people bred in France will heartilie loue an English borne. For it standeth not with their enuious nature to alter their malicious ma|ners; as the old prouerbe saith truelie of them:

Celtica natura semper sequitur sua iura.

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