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Compare 1577 edition: 1 But heere is one cheefe point to be noted, that ei|ther the disdeine amongest the cheefe péeres of the realme of England (as yée haue heard) or the negli|gence of the kings councell (which did not foresée dangers to come) was the losse of the whole domini|on of France, betwéene the riuers of Sone and Marne, and in especiall, of the noble citie of Paris. For where before, there were sent ouer thousands fo [...] defense of the holds and fortresses, now were sent hundreds, yea and scores, some rascals, and some not EEBO page image 613 able to draw a bowe, or carrie a bill: for the lord Willoughbie, and the bishop of Terwine, which had the gouernance of the great citie of Paris, had in their companie not two thousand Englishmen.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Which weakenesse king Charles well perceiued, and therefore by authoritie appointed the constable, Arthur of Britaine, the earle of Dunois, the lords de la Roch, and Lisle Adam, with other valiant cap|teins and men of warre, as well Burgognions as French, to go before Paris, trusting by fauour of certeine citizens, with whome he had intelligence, shortlie to be lord of the citie, without great losse or battell. So these capteins came before the citie of Paris. But perceiuing that all things succeeded not according to their expectation, they returned to Mont Martyr, and the next daie suddenlie set on the towne of saint Denis, and constreined the English|men that kept it, to flée into the abbeie, and into the tower Uenin. In this conflict two hundred English|men were slaine, the residue vpon reasonable com|position rendered vp the place, and departed to Paris.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Thomas lord Beaumont, who of late was come to Paris with eight hundred men, issued foorth with six hundred souldiers, intending to view the dooings and number of the French armie; but suddenlie com|passed about, within a small space was discomfited and taken, with him fourescore prisoners, beside two hundred slaine in the field, the remnant chased to the verie gates of the citie. The Parisiens, and especial|lie the maister of the halles, and some of the vniuer|sitie, and Michaell Lallier, and manie notable bur|gesses of the citie (who euer with an English counte|nance couered a French hart) perceiuing the weak|nesse of the Englishmen, and force of the French; signified to the French capteins their toward minds willing them with all diligence to come & receiue so rich a preie without anie difficultie, readie to be gi|uen and deliuered into their hands.

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