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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 It was also told him, that the forenamed Staf|fords were in Worcestershire, and had raised a great band of the countrie people and commons there,Humfrie Stafford. Thomas Stafford. and had cast lots what part should assault the gates, what men should s [...]ale the wals of the citie of Worcester, and who should let the passages for letting of rescues and aiders. The king could not beleeue this report to be true at the first, but after that, by letters of cre|dence sent from his fréends, he was fullie persuaded that it was too true, he was put in no small feare, and not without great cause. For he wiselie conside|red, that he neither had anie competent armie rea|die, nor conuenient furniture to arme them that were present and also he was in such place, where he could not assemble anie power, but of those whome he sore mistrusted, as fréends to them that were most his enimies; the memorie of king Richard as yet being not amongst them forgotten nor worne out of mind.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 But bicause the matter required quicke expediti|on,The duke [...] Bedford a|gainst the lord Louell in armes. he appointed the duke of Bedford with three thou|sand men not altogither the best armed (for their brest plates for the most part were of tanned leather) to march foorth against the lord Louell, and to set vpon him without anie lingering of time. The duke ha|sting forward, approched to the campe of his enimies, & before he would assaile them, he caused the heralds to make proclamation, that all those that would de|part from their armour, and submit themselues as subiects vnto their naturall prince and souereigne lord, should be pardoned of all former offenses. The lord Louell vpon this proclamation, either putting mistrust in his souldiers, or fearing himselfe in his owne behalfe, fled priuilie in a night from his com|panie, and left them as a flocke of shéepe without a shéepeheard.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Which departure of the lord when his armie vn|derstood, it put the soldiours in such despaire of atchi|uing anie further enterprise, that they immediatlie put off their armour, and came directlie vnto the duke, euerie man humblie submitting himselfe, and desiring pardon of his offenses. So in this wise was that dangerous storme and cruell rage of those furi|ous rebels appeased, which was doubted would haue growne to the destruction of manie a man. The lord Louell the procurer of this businesse, escaping awaie got him into Lancashire,The lord Lo|uell escaped. and there for a certeine space lay lurking in secret with sir Thomas Brough|ton knight, which in those parties was a man of no small authoritie and power.

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