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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The quéene hir selfe laie the same time at Eccle|sale in Staffordshire, but the K. remained at Col|leshill in Warwikeshire, whither the earle of Salis|burie meant to come, in pretense to haue communed with him for a reformation of matters depending in controuersie betwixt himselfe, the duke of Yorke, and others. But the queene construing that they ment no good, neither to hir nor hir husband, reque|sted the lord Audelie to apprehend him, if by anie means he might. Whethamsted The lord Audelie (according to his commission) assembled aboue ten thousand men of Chesshire and Salopshire, and knowing by his espi|als which waie the earle kept, approached néere to him vpon a faire plaine called Bloreheath,Bloreheath. within a mile of a towne called Draiton in Shropshire. The earle, perceiuing in what ieopardie he stood, determi|ned to abide the aduenture with fame and honour, rather than to flie with shame and reproach; and so incamped himselfe all the night on the side of a little brooke, not verie brode, but somewhat deepe.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 In the morning earlie, being the daie of saint Te|cle,The 23 of September. he caused his souldiers to shoot their flights to|wards the lord Audelies companie, which laie on the other side of the said water, and then he and all his people made a signe of retreit. The lord Audelie, sup|posing his aduersaries had fled in déed, caused his trumpets quicklie to blow vp, and setting foorth his voward, speedilie passed the water. The earle of Sa|lisburie,Policie oft times passeth [...]. which knew the sleights of warlike policie, suddenlie returned, and set vpon the lord Audelie and his cheefe capteins, yer the residue of his armie could passe the water. The fight was sore and dread|full. The earle desiring the sauing of his life, and his aduersaries coueting his destruction, fought sore for the obteining of their purpose: but in conclusion, the earles armie, as men not looking for other succours nor meane to escape, but by their owne manhood, so egerlie assaulted their foes,The lord Au|delie slaine. that they slue the lord Audelie and all his capteins, and discomfited all the remnant of his people.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 In this battell were slaine foure and twentie hun|dred persons,The number slaine in the battell of Bloreheath. but the greatest losse fell vpon the Ches|shire men, bicause one halfe of the shire was on the one part, and the other halfe on the other: of which number were sir Thomas Dutton, sir Iohn Doune and sir Hugh Uenables, sir Richard Molineur, sir William Trowtbecke, sir Iohn Legh of the Both, and sir Iohn Egerton, knights; Iohn Done,The earle of Salisburies sonne appre|hended. and Iohn Dutton esquiers. But the earles two sonnes, the one called sir Iohn Neuill, and the other sir Tho|mas Neuill, were sore wounded, the which soberlie iornieng into the north countrie, were apprehended by the quéenes fréends, and togither with sir Thomas Harington that was likewise taken, were conueied to Chester; but their kéepers deliuered them shortlie after, or else had the Marchmen destroied the goales. Such fauour bare the commons of Wales to the duke of Yorks band, that they could not suffer anie wrong to be offered, or euill word to be spoken a|gainst him or his freends.

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