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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The lord Stafford in great despite departed with his whole band of archers, leauing the earle of Pen|broke almost desolate in the towne, who with all dili|gence returned to his host, lieng in the field vnpur|ueied of archers. Sir Henrie Neuill, sonne to the lord Latimer, tooke with him certeine light horssemen, and skirmished with the Welshmen in the euening, iust before their campe, where dooing right valiant|lie, but a little too hardilie aduenturing himselfe, was taken and yeelded, and yet cruellie slaine. Which vn|mercifull act the Welshmen sore rued the next day yer night: for the northerne men sore displeased for the death of this noble man, in the next morning va|liantlie set on the Welshmen, and by force of archers caused them quicklie to descend the hill, into the val|lie, where both the hoasts fought.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The earle of Penbroke did right valiantlie,The valiant manhood of sir Richard Herbert. and so likewise did his brother sir Richard Herbert, in so much that with his polax in his hand, he twise by fine force passed thorough the battell of his aduersa|ries, and without anie hurt or mortall wound retur|ned. But sée the hap, euen as the Welshmen were at point to haue obteined the victorie, Iohn Clap|pam esquier, seruant to the earle of Warwike,Iohn Clap|pam. mounted vp the side of the east hill, accompanied EEBO page image 673 onelie with fiue hundred men, gathered of the ras|cals of the towne of Northampton, and other villa|ges about, hauing borne before them the standard of the earle of Warwike, with the white beare, crieng; A Warwike, a Warwike.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The Welshmen, thinking that the earle of War|wike had come on them with all his puissance, sud|denlie as men amazed, fled: the northerne men them pursued, and slue without mercie, so that there died of the Welshmen that daie,The Welsh|men slaine. aboue fiue thousand, be|sides them that fled and were taken. The earle of Penbroke, and his brother sir Richard Herbert, with diuerse gentlemen, were taken and brought to Ban|berie, where the earle with his brother, and other gen|tlemen, to the number of ten, that were likewise ta|ken, lost their heads. But great mone was made for that noble and hardie gentleman, sir Richard Her|bert, being able for his goodlie personage and high valiancie, to haue serued the greatest prince in chri|stendome. Abr. Flem. [But what policie or puissance can either preuent or impugne the force of fate, whose law as it standeth vpon an ineuitable necessitie; so was it not to be dispensed withall; and therfore destinie hauing preordeined the maner of his deth, it was patientlie to be suffered, sith puissantlie it could not be auoided, nor politikelie preuented, nor violentlie resisted: for

—sua quen dies ad funera raptat.]

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