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Compare 1577 edition: 1 And not content herewith, he went to Mile end, and there apprehended sir Iames Cromer then shi|riffe of Kent, and sonne in law to the said lord Saie, causing him likewise (without confession or excuse heard) to be beheaded, and his head to be fixed on a pole: and with these two heads this bloudie wretch entred into the citie againe, and as it were in a spite caused them in euerie stréet to kisse togither, to the great detestation of all the beholders. After this suc|céeded open rapine, and manifest robberie in diuerse houses within the citie, and speciallie in the house of Philip Malpas alderman of London, and diuerse o|ther; ouer and beside ransoming and fining of diuers notable merchants, for the suertie of their liues and goods; as Robert Horne alderman, which paid fiue hundred marks. He also put to execution in South|warke diuerse persons, some for breaking his ordi|nance, and other being of his old acquaintance, lest they should bewraie his base linage, disparaging him for his vsurped surname of Mortimer.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 The maior and other the magistrates of London, perceiuing themselues neither to be sure of goods, nor of life well warranted, determined to repell and keepe out of their citie such a mischieuous ca [...]tife and his wicked companie. And to be the better able so to doo, they made the lord Scales, and that renowmed capteine Matthew Or rather Goche. Gough priuie both of their in|tent and enterprise, beséeching them of their helpe and furtherance therein. The lord Scales promised them his aid, with shooting off the artillerie in the Tower; and Matthew Gough was by him appoin|ted to assist the maior and Londoners in all that he might, and so he and other capteins, appointed for de|fense EEBO page image 635 of the citie, tooke vpon them in the night to keepe the bridge, and would not suffer the Kentish|men once to approch. The rebels, who neuer soundlie slept for feare of sudden assaults, hearing that the bridge was thus kept, ran with great hast to open that passage, where betwéene both parties was a fierce and cruell fight.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Matthew

Or rather Goche.

The skirmish betweene the citizens and the rebels vp|on London bridge.

Gough, perceiuing the rebels to stand to their tackling more manfullie than he thought they would haue doone, aduised his companie not to aduance anie further toward Southwarke, till the daie appeared; that they might sée where the place of ieopardie rested, and so to prouide for the same: but this little auailed. For the rebels with their multi|tude draue backe the citizens from the stoops at the bridge foot to the draw bridge, & began to set fire in di|uerse houses. Great ruth it was to behold the mise|rable state, wherein some desiring to eschew the fire died vpon their enimies weapon; women with chil|dren in their armes lept for feare into the riuer, other in a deadlie care how to saue themselues, betwéene fire water, and sword, were in their houses choked and smothered. Yet the capteins not sparing, fought on the bridge all the night valiantlie: but in conclu|sion, the rebels gat the draw bridge, and drowned ma|nie, and slue Iohn Sutton alderman, and Robert Heisand, a hardie citizen, with manie other, beside Matthew Matthew Goche fa|mous for his acts abroad now slaine on Lõdõ bridge. Gough, a man of great wit and much ex|perience in feats of chiualrie, the which in continuall warres had spent his time in seruice of the king and his father.

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