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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.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 This sore conflict indured in doubtfull wise on the bridge, till nine of the clocke in the morning: for som|time, the Londoners were beaten backe to saint Magnus corner: and suddenlie againe, the rebels were repelled to the stoops in Southwarke, so that both parts being faint and wearie, agréed to leaue off from fighting till the next daie; vpon condition, that neither Londoners should passe into Southwarke,A staie by assent. nor Kentishmen into London. Upon this absti|nence, this rakehell capteine for making him more friends, brake vp the gailes of the kings Bench and Marshalsie, and so were manie mates set at libertie verie méet for his matters in hand.

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