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Compare 1577 edition: 1 And to the intent they might worke their purpo|sed feat, before the kings comming to the rescue, th [...]y resolued with all their forces to assault the citie, and to enter it if they could by plaine strength, that put|ting it to the sacke, they might conueie the riches to their ships, which laie in the riuer betwixt saint Ka|tharins and Blackewall, neere to Ratcliffe. Herevp|on hauing brought certeine peeces of artillerie foorth EEBO page image 690 of their ships, they planted the same alongst the wa|ter side, right ouer against the citie, and shot off lusti|lie, to annoie th [...]m within so much as was possible.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The bastard meaneth to enter the citie by force.But the citizens on the other side lodged their great artillerie against their aduersaries, and with violent shot therof so galled them, that they durst not abide in anie place alongst the water side, but were driuen euen from their owne ordinance. Yet the ba|stard not meaning to leaue anie waie vnassaied that might aduance his purpose, appointed a great num|ber of his retinue to set fire on the bridge, so to open the passage, and to enter into the citie that way forth; and withall, he caused aboue thrée thousand other to passe by ships ouer the Thames; giuing order, that when they were got ouer, they should diuide them|selues into two battels, the one to assault Algate, and the other Bishops gate,Algate and Bishops gate assaulted. which order accordinglie was executed.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 For they did their best at both places to force the gates, not sparing to bend and discharge such guns as they had brought with them against the same, nor ceassing with arrowes to annoie those that there stood at defense: whereby much hurt was doone, as well at the one place as the other, fire being set on both the gates, in purpose to haue burnt them vp, and so to haue entered.Houses burnt on the bridge. The fire which they had kind|led on the bridge little auailed them, although they burnt there to the number of a thréescore houses. For the citizens had laid such péeces of ordinance directlie in their waie, that although the passage had béene wholie open, they should haue had hard entering that waie foorth. The maior, aldermen, and other worship|full citizens were in good arraie, and each man ap|pointed and bestowed where was thought néedfull.

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