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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 After whose departure, the duke called a councell in the chéefe pauilion of the Gantois, about this mes|sage of the English herald, where it was determined with great courage, that they would abide the bat|tell, if the duke of Glocester came to offer it. Whilest this great matter was in consultation, the Calisi|ans, not well content with the bastile which the duke had newlie builded, issued out of the towne in great number, part on horssebacke and part on foot. The footmen ran to assault the bastile, and the horssemen went betwéene the armie & the assailants, to stop the aid and succours that might come. Upon the sound|ing of the alarme, the duke himselfe in person was comming on foot, to reléeue his men: but being kept backe a space by the English horssemen,The dukes bastile woone. in that de|laie of time, the bastile was woone by fine force, and eight score persons of those that kept it slaine, beside the residue which were taken prisoners, and led to Calis, with all the ordinance and artillerie, to the high displeasure of the duke and his prudent councell. The next daie after, there sprang a rumor in the ar|mie (no man could tell how) that the duke of Glo|cester with a great puissance was alreadie imbar|ked, and would arriue at the next tide. The same night the duke fled awaie,The duke of Burgognie breaketh by the siege be|fore Calis, and fléeth, the 26 of Iulie. and sent in all hast to the lord of Croie, to raise his siege before Guisnes, which tidings were to him verie ioious, for he neither got nor saued. So these two capteins departed, leauing behind them, both ordinance, vittels, & great riches. ¶ The French writers (to saue the honor of the duke of Burgognie) saie, that there was a certeine discord and commotion amongst the Flemings and Duch nation, affirming, that the great lords and the Pi|cards (whome the Frenchmen greatlie extoll) would betraie and sell the Flemings and their freends, and that for the same cause in a great furie they cried; Home, home: and would not tarrie for anie request that the duke could make, and so by their misgouer|nance, the duke was inforced to raise his siege, and to depart. The Flemish authors affirme the contrarie, saieng that they were readie to abide the comming of the duke of Glocester: but the duke of Burgognie fearing to be intrapped betwéene the English armie without, and the garrison within the towne of Calis, fled awaie in the night, giuing to them no warning thereof before, so that for lacke of time, and conueni|ent space to lade and carrie their stuffe, and being commanded vpon the sudden to dislodge with all spéed, they left behind them their vittels, tents, and other things, to their great losse and detriment.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 Howsoeuer the matter was, the truth is, that he fled the six and twentith daie of Iulie, in the night. And the next daie in the morning, the duke of Gloce|ster landed in Calis hauen, & streight went into the campe, where his enimies the night before were lod|ged, and there he found manie faire peeces of ordi|nance, and speciallie one called Digeon: so named,A gun call [...] Digeon. after the cheefe towne of Burgognie; beside paui|lions, wine, beere, meale, and innumerable vittels. The duke of Glocester, séeing his enimies reculed, hauing in his companie fiue and twentie thousand men, entered into Flanders, burning houses,The duke of Glocester spoileth Flanders. killing such as made resistance, destroieng the countrie on euerie part, setting fire in the townes of Poperinch, Bailleull, and others. Also, they wasted the suburbes of diuerse closed townes, and after passed by New|castell, Rimesture, and Ualon chapell: and then en|tering into Artois, they came to Arques and Blan|desques, setting fire in euerie part where they came. Thus they passed by saint Omers, and finallie by Arde returned to Guisnes: and so to Calis at the six wéeks end, with great booties of cattell and riches.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 EEBO page image 615In all this their iournie, they had but small store of bread, which caused much faintnesse and diuerse di|seases in the armie, whereof a greater number died than did of the enimies sword: and yet the Flemings write, that they of Bruges distressed to the number of two thousand Englishmen in this iournie. [...]land. How|beit, the French writers affirme, that the English|men lost more of their companie in the marches a|bout Ard, Enguerant. than they did in all other places where they had béene before, hauing passed through the par|ties of Flanders, without incounter, or any damage doone to them by the enimies. After that, the duke of Glocester returned into England, where he was ad|uertised, that Iames king of Scots had besieged the castell of Rockesburgh with thirtie thousand men: but the capteine thereof, sir Rafe Greie defended it so manfullie,The king of Scots fled [...]rom his siege [...] Rockes| [...]urgh. for the space of twentie daies, that king Iames being then aduertised, that the earle of Nor|thumberland was comming to fight with him, fled with no lesse losse than dishonor, and inough of both.

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