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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.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 These rebels thus frantikelie assembled, with all spéed marched toward Caen, to the intent there both to increase their number, and also to consult what waie they should follow in their new begun enter|prise. But the dukes of Yorke and Summerset, then lieng in Normandie, hauing perfect knowledge here|of, immediatlie sent foorth the earle of Arundell, and the lord Willoughbie with six thousand archers, and thirtéene hundred light horssemen, to staie and kéepe them from making anie further progresse. The earle of Arundell appointed the lord Willoughbie, with two thousand archers, and certeine horssemen to go afore him, and lie in a stale within some couert place. Which doone, the earle followed; & so keeping in the multitude at the backe, droue them before him as deare into a buckestale: and when the miserable wretches came néere to the stale, the earle made a to|ken, whereat a gun shot off for a signe. Therewith the lord Willoughbie set on them before, and the earle behind, shooting so fiercelie, that the poore cai|tiues, wounded and galled with the shot of arrowes, threw awaie their harnesse, and cried out instantlie for mercie.

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