The Holinshed Project

Holinshed Project Home

The Texts

Previous | Next

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 Now according to the old saieng (when the steed is stolen shut the stable doore) the duke of Yorke appoin|ted at the last parlement to be regent of France (af|ter that Paris, Saint Denis, Saint Germans in Laie, and diuerse other townes in France were ta|ken and betraied for lacke of conuenient succours) was sent ouer into Normandie with eight thousand men, and in his companie, the earles of Salisburie,The duke sẽt into France too late. and Suffolke, and the lord Fawconbridge, and di|uerse other valiant capteins. When he was landed, the earle of Salisburie besieged the castell of Cham|bois, which shortlie was to him rendered. Then the duke remooued to Rone, where he set good orders, and did great iustice to the countrie; wherefore the Nor|mans in their chronicles highlie extoll him for that point. Howbeit they saie, that he gat by long siege the towne and abbeie of Fecampe, and did none o|ther notable act, during the time of his rule and go|uernment.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 In this fourtéenth yeare, the duke of Burgognie determined by the aduise of his councell, to attempt the winning of Calis. The prouision was woonde|rous great which was made for the atchiuing of this enterprise: whereof sir Iohn Ratcliffe,The duke of Burgonie pre+pareth an ar|mie against Calis. deputie of the towne of Calis, hauing perfect intelligence, ad|uertised king Henrie, and his councell, who inconti|nentlie sent thither the earle of Mortaigne, sonne to the duke of Summerset, and the lord Camois, with fifteene hundred men, and great foison of vittels, that issued out of Calis, and came before Grauelin, where they were incountered with a great number of Fle|mings, who were shortlie discomfited, foure hundred of them slaine, and six score taken prisoners. Within two daies after, the Englishmen draue by fine force the lords of Warren and Bado to the barriers of Ard, and discomfited their whole companie, to the number of fiftéene hundred, slue seauen valiant cap|teins, and tooke manie gentlemen prisoners.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The duke of Burgognie, remaining still in his former purpose, assembled togither, of Flemings, Picards, Hollanders, and Heneweirs, a great ar|mie, to the number of fortie thousand, so well armed,The duke of Burgognie with fortie thousand mẽ. so well vitteled, so well furnished with ordinance, and garnished in all things, that they thought and bla|zed amongst themselues, that the Calisians would leaue their towne desolate, and flee for their safegard, hearing onelie of the dukes approch: but they recko|ned without their host; and so paid a déerer shot than they looked for. Now when this mightie armie was past the water of Grauelin, the duke intending to begin his feats, assaulted the little poore castell of Oie, which hauing in it but fiftie souldiers, whereof twelue sold their liues deerelie; the remnant (com|pelled by necessitie) yéelded themselues to the dukes EEBO page image 614 mercie. Which to please the Gantois (being of num|ber most puissant in all the armie) liberallie gaue to them, both the castell and prisoners, who (rude & cruell people) not onelie raced the castell, but also hanged nine and twentie of the captiues, and had so doone with the residue, if the duke, offended at their cruel|tie, had not willed a staie.

Previous | Next