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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.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Yet all this notwithstanding, he regarded more his oth, his honor, and promise made to king Ri|chard, like a gentleman; and as a faithfull subiect to his prince, absented not himselfe from his maister; but as he faithfullie liued vnder him, so he manfullie died with him, to his great fame and laud. [And ther|fore, though his seruice was ill imploied in aid of a tyrant (whome it had béene more honorable to haue suppressed than supported) yet bicause he had vpon his fealtie vndertaken to fight in his quarell, he thought it lesse losse of life and liuing than of glorie & honour: so that he might haue said, in respect of his loialtie & promised truth testified with constancie to the death:

Est mihi supplicium causa fuisse pium.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 There were slaine beside him, Ouid. Walter lord Fer|rers of Chartleie, sir Richard Radcliffe,What persons of name were slaine on king Richards side. and Robert Brakenberie lieutenant of the Tower, and not ma|nie gentlemen more. Sir William Catesbie lear|ned in the lawes of the realme, and one of the chéefe councellors to the late king, with diuerse other, were two daies after beheaded at Leicester. Amongst them that ran awaie, were sir Francis vicount Lo|nell, and Humfreie Stafford, and Thomas Stafford his brother, which tooke sanctuarie in saint Iohns at Glocester. Of captiues and prisoners there were a great number. For after the death of king Richard was knowne and published, euerie man in manner vnarming himselfe, & casting awaie his abiliments of warre, meekelie submitted themselues to the o|beisance and rule of the earle of Richmond: of the which the more part had gladlie so doone in the begin|ning, if they might haue conuenientlie escaped from king Richards espials, which hauing as cléere eies as Lynx, and open eares as Midas, ranged & searched in euerie quarter.

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