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Compare 1577 edition: 1 With these he came before the citie of London the twelfe of Maie, in the quarrell (as he pretended) of king Henrie, whome he also meant to haue out of the Tower, & to restore him againe vnto his crowne & roiall dignitie. And for that intent, he required to enter the citie with his people, that receiuing king Henrie foorth of the Tower, they might passe with him through the citie, and so to march streight to|wards king Edward, whose destruction they vowed to pursue, with all their vttermost indeuors. But the maior and aldermen of the citie would not in anie wise agree to satisfie their request herein, vtterlie re|fusing to receiue him or anie of his companie into the citie.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 King Edward from time to time by posts was informed of all these dooings, & by aduise of his coun|cell, the foureteenth of Maie,Succours sent to the ci|tie of London. sent to the succors of the maior and aldermen fiftéene hundred of the choi|sest souldiers he had about him, that they might helpe to resist the enimies, till he had got such an armie to|gither as was thought necessarie, meaning with all conuenient spéed to come therewith to the rescue of the citie, and preseruation of the quéene, prince, and his daughters, that were within the Tower, not in verie good safegard, considering the euill dispositions of manie within the citie of London, that for the fa|uour they had borne to the earle of Warwike, and desire to be partakers of the spoile, cared not if the bastard might haue atteined to his full purpose and wished intent.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 On the sixtenth of Maie, king Edward set foorth of Couentrie towards London. But here ye haue to vnderstand, that when the bastard could not be recei|ued into the citie, neither by gentle persuasions, nor gréeuous threatnings, he made semblance to passe o|uer the Thames at Kingston bridge, ten miles from London, and thitherwards he drew with his whole power by land,The bastards purpose to spoile the suburbs of London. leauing his ships afore saint Katha|rines and thereabouts. His pretense was, to spoile and destroie Westminster, and the suburbs of the citie on that side, and after to assault the citie it selfe, to trie if he might enter by force, and so to be reuen|ged of the citizens that had refused to receiue him. [Notwithstanding all which stirring of coles & proud port, with hautinesse of hart & violence of hand thin|king to beare downe the people, as an innudation or flowing of water streams dooth all before it: yet he came short of his purpose, & pulled vpon his owne pate finall destruction: though he thought himselfe a man ordeined to glorie, & was tickled with the like flatring persuasion that one had in his hart, who said:

Magnum iter ascendo, sed dat mihi gloria vires.Prop. lib. 4. ]

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