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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.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 In the meane season, the earle of Oxford with the aid of the lord Stanleie, after no long fight, discomfi|ted the fore- [...] of king Richard, whereof a great number were slaine in the chase and fight: but the greatest number which (compelled by feare of the king, and not of their meére voluntarie motion) came to the field, gaue neuer a stroke, and hauing no harme nor damage, safelie departed, which came not thither in hope to sée the king prosper and preuaile, but to heare that he should be shamefullie confoun|ded and brought to ruine. In this battell died few a|boue the number of a thousand persons:Duke of Norffolke slaine in the field. and of the nobilitie were slaine Iohn duke of Norffolke, which was warned by diuerse to refraine from the field, in so much that the night before he should set forward toward the king, one wrote this rime vpon his gate:

Iacke of Norffolke be not too bold,
For Richard, Dikon thy maister is bought and sold.

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