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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 With this power the earle of Lincolne sailed in|to Ireland, and at the citie of Diuelin caused yoong Lambert to be proclaimed and named king of Eng|land, after the most solemne fashion, as though he were the verie heire of the bloud roiall lineallie borne and descended. And so with a great multitude of beggerlie Irishmen, almost all naked and vnar|med, sauing skains and mantels, of whome the lord Thomas Gerardine was capteine and conductor, they sailed into England with this new found king,The counter|feit earle of Warwike with all his adherents landeth in England. and landed for a purpose at the pile of Fowdreie, within a little of Lancaster, trusting there to find aid by the means of sir Thomas Broughton, one of the chéefe companions of the conspiracie.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The king had knowledge of the enimies intent before their arriuall, and therefore hauing assembled a great armie (ouer the which the duke of Bedford, and the earle of Oxenford were chéefe capteins) he went to Couentrie, where he was aduertised, that the earle of Lincolne was landed at Lancaster with his new king. Héere he tooke aduise of his councel|lors what was best to be doone, whether to set on the enimies without further delaie, or to protract time a while. But at length it was thought best to delaie no time, but to giue them battell, before they should in|crease their power, and therevpon he remooued to Notingham, & there by a little wood called Bowres, he pitched his field.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Shortlie after this came to him the lord George Talbot earle of Shrewesburie, the lord Strange,K. Henries power soone increased. sir Iohn Cheinie, right valiant capteins, with ma|nie other noble and expert men of warre, namelie of the countries neere adioining;The earle of Lincolne en|treth Yorke|shire. so that the kings ar|mie was woonderfullie increased. In this space the earle of Lincolne being entered into Yorkeshire, passed softlie on his iournie without spoiling or hurt|ing of anie man, trusting thereby to haue some com|panie of people resort vnto him. But after he percei|ued few or none to follow him, and that it was too late now to returne backe, he determined to trie the matter by dint of sword, and herevpon directed his waie from Yorke to Newarke vpon Trent.

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