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Compare 1577 edition: 1 The terrible shot once passed, the armies ioined and came to hand-strokes, where neither sword nor bill was spared. At which incounter, the lord Stanleie ioined with the earle. The earle of Oxford in the meane season,The ea [...]le of Oxfords [...] to his [...]nd of men. fearing least while his companie was fighting, they should be compassed and circumuen|ted with the multitude of the enimies, gaue com|mandement in euerie ranke, that no man should be so hardie, as to go aboue ten foot from the standard. Which commandment once knowne, they knit them|selues togither, and ceassed a little from fighting. The aduersaries suddenlie abashed at the matter, and mi|strusting some fraud and deceit, began also to pause and left striking; and not against the wils of manie, which had rather had the king destroied, than saued, and therefore they fought verie faintlie, or stood still.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 The earle of Oxford, bringing all his band togi|ther on the one part,The earle of Oxfords va|liantnesse. set on his enimies freshlie a|gaine. The aduersaries perceiuing that, placed their men slender and thin before, but thicke and broad be|hind, beginning againe hardilie the battell. While the two fore-wards thus mortallie fought, ech inten|ding to vanquish and conuince the other; king Ri|chard was admonished by his explorators and espi|als, that the earle of Richmond (accompanied with a small number of men of armes) was not far off. And as he approched and marched toward him, he perfe|ctlie knew his personage by certeine demonstrati|ons and tokens, which he had learned and knowen of others that were able to giue him full information. Now being inflamed with ire, and vexed with out|ragious malice, he put his spurres to his horsse, and rode out of the side of the range of his battell, lea|uing the vant-gard fighting; and like a hungrie lion ran with speare in rest toward him. The earle of Richmond perceiued well the king furiouslie com|ming toward him, and bicause the whole hope of his wealth and purpose was to be determined by bat|tell,The earle of Richmond pro [...]ereth to incounter K. Richard bo|die to bodie. he gladlie proffered to incounter with him bodie to bodie, and man to man.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 King Richard set on so sharplie at the first brunt, that he ouerthrew the earles standard, and slue sir William Brandon his standard-bearer (which was father to sir Charles Brandon by king Henrie the right created duke of Suffolke) and matched hand to hand with sir Iohn Cheinie,Sir William Brandon slaine. a man of great force and strength, which would haue resisted him: but the said Iohn was by him manfullie ouerthrowen. And to he making open passage by dint of sword as he went forward, the earle of Richmond withstood his violence, and kept him at the swords point without aduantage, longer than his companions either thought or iudged: which being almost in despaire of victorie, were suddenlie recomforted by sir William Stanleie, which came to his succors with three thou|sand tall men. At which verie instant, king Richards men were driuen backe and fled,The kings [...]mie flieth. & he himselfe man|fullie fighting in the middle of his enimies, was slaine, and (as he worthilie had deserued) came to a bloudie death, as he had lead a bloudie life.

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