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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 It might be maruelled at, whie they attempted not the winning of Glocester indéed,Glocester, [...] it was not assaulted. considering the freends which they knew they had within it. But the cause which mooued them cheeflie to forbeare, was, for that as well they without, as the other with|in the towne, knew that king Edward approached at hand, and was readie to set vpon them on the backes, if they had once begun to haue assaulted the towne; and so, neither they within the towne that were the kings freends doubted the enimies forces, nor the enimie indéed durst attempt anie such enter|prise against them. About foure of the clocke in the afternoone, they came to Teukesburie, hauing tra|uelled that night last past,A long march. and that daie, six and thir|tie long miles, in a foule countrie, all in lanes and stonie waies, betwixt woods, without anie good refre|shing, so that as well the men as the horsses were right wearie.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 And where the more part of their armie consisted of footmen, the capteins could not haue gone anie further, except they would haue left their footmen be|hind them, and so of necessitie they were driuen to staie there, determining to abide the aduenture that God would send them. For well they knew that the king followed them verie néere at hand, so as if they should haue gone further, and left the most part of their companie behind, as it could not otherwise haue chanced, he would haue béene readie to haue taken the aduantage wholie, so to distresse them. Héerevpon they pight their field in a close,The place where ye lords [...]camped. euen hard at the townes end, hauing the towne and the abbeie at their backes; and directlie before them, and vpon each side of them, they were defended with cumber|some lanes, déepe ditches, and manie hedges, beside hils and dales, so as the place séemed as noisome as might be to approach vnto.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 The king on this fridaie, verie erlie in the morning, aduanced his standards, and in good order of battell hauing diuided his armie into thrée wards, marched through the plaines of Cotteswold. The daie was ve|rie hot, and hauing in his armie aboue thrée thousand footmen, he trauelled with them and the residue thir|tie miles and more. By all which waie,The painfull march of king Edward with his armie. they could find neither horssemeat, nor mans meat, no not so much as water for their horsses, except one little brooke, of the which they receiued no great reléefe; for what with the horsses and carriages that passed thorough it, the water became so troubled, that it serued them to no vse: and still all that daie king Edward with his ar|mie was within fiue or six miles of his enimies, he in the plaine countrie, and they among the woods.

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