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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The quéene (that bare rule) being of his retrait aduertised, sent sir Humfreie Stafford knight, and William his brother, with manie other gentlemen, to follow the Kentishmen, thinking that they had fled: but they were deceiued, for at the first skirmish both the Staffords were slaine,The Staf|fords slaine at Senocke by Iacke Cade. & all their companie discomfited. The kings armie by this time comen to Blackheath, hearing of this discomfiture, began to murmur amongst themselues: some wishing the duke of Yorke at home to aid the capteine his cou|sine: s [...]me vndutifullie coueting the ouerthrow of the king and his councell: other openlie crieng out on the quéene and hir complices.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 This rumor published abroad, caused the king and certeine of his councell (for the appeasing thereof) to commit the lord Saie treasuror of England to the Tower of London; and if other (against whome like displeasure was borne) had beene present, they had béene likewise committed. Iacke Cade vpon victo|rie against the Staffords, apparelled himselfe in sir Humfries brigan [...]ine set full of guilt nailes, and so in some glorie returned againe toward London; di|uerse idle and vagarant persons out of Sussex, Sur|reie and other places, still increasing his number. Thus this glorious capteine, garded with a multi|tude of rusticall people, came againe to the plaine of Blackheath, & there stronglie incamped himselfe: to whome were sent from the king, the archbishop of Canturburie, and Humfrie duke of Buckingham, to common with him of his gréefes and requests.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 These lords found him sober in talke, wise in rea|soning, arrogant in hart, and stiffe in opinion; as who that by no means would grant to dissolue his armie, except the king in person would come to him, and as|sent to the things he would require. The K. vpon the presumptuous answers & requests of this villanous rebell, begining asmuch to doubt his owne meni|all seruants, as his vnknowen subiects (which spared not to speake, that the capteins cause was profitable for the common-wealth) departed in all hast to the castell of Killingworth in Warwikeshire, leauing onlie behind him the lord Scales to kéepe the Tower of London. The Kentish capteine being aduertised of the kings absence, came first into Southwarke, and there lodged at the white hart, prohibiting to all his retinue, murder, rape, and robberie; by which co|lour of well meaning, he the more allured to him the harts of the common people.

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