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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 Then hasting thither, he laid siege to it, and wan|ting ordinance to make batterie,Excester as [...]saulted by Perkin & the Cornishmen. studied all waies possible how to breake the gates, and what with cast|ing of stones, heauing with iron barres, and kindling EEBO page image 784 of fire vnder the gates, he omitted nothing that could be deuised for the furtherance of his purpose. The ci|tizens, perceiuing in what danger they stood, first let certeine messengers downe by cords ouer the wall, that might certifie the king of their necessitie & trou|ble. And herewith taking vnto them boldnesse of cou|rage, determined to repell fire with fire, and caused fagots to be brought and laid to the inward parts of the gates, and set them all on fire; to the intent that the fire being inflamed on both sides the gates, might as well keepe out their enimies from entring,The citie of Excester pre|serued from fire by fire. as shut in the citizens from fléeing out, and that they in the meane season might make trenches and ram|pires to defend their enimies in stéed of gates and bulworks. Thus by fire was the citie preserued from fire.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 Then Perkin of verie necessitie compelled to for|sake the gates, assaulted the towne in diuerse weake and vnfortified places, and set vp ladders to take the citie. But the citizens, with helpe of such as were come foorth of the countrie adioining to their aid, so valiantlie defended the walles, that they slue aboue two hundred of Perkins souldiers at that assault. The king hauing aduertisement of this siege of Ex|cester,The king ma|keth out his power against Perkin. hasted foorth with his host, in as much speed as was possible, and sent the lord Daubeneie with cer|teine bands of light horssemen before, to aduertise all men of his comming at hand. But in the m [...]ane season, the lord Edward Courtneie earle of Deuon|shire, and the valiant lord William his sonne, accom|panied with sir Edmund Carew, sir Thomas Tren|chard, sir William Courtneie, sir Thomas Fulford, sir Iohn Halewell, sir Iohn Croker, Water Court|nie, Peter Edgecombe, William saint Maure, with all spéed came into the citie of Excester, and holpe the citizens, and at the last assault was the earle hurt in the arme with an arrow, and so were manie of his companie, but verie few slaine.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 When Perkin saw that he could not win the citie of Excester, sith he sawe it was so well fortified both with men and munitions, he departed from thence, and went vnto Taunton, and there the twentith day of September he mustered his men; as though he were readie to giue battell: but perceiuing his num|ber to be minished, by the secret withdrawing of sun|drie companies from him, he began to put mistrust in all the remnant. In déed when the people that fol|lowed him, in hope that no small number of the nobi|litie would ioine with him, saw no such matter come to passe, they stale awaie from him by secret compa|nies. When the king heard that he was gone to Taunton, he followed after him with all spéed. And by the way there came to him Edward duke of Buc|kingham,Edward the yoong duke of Buckingham and his com|pan [...]e ioine with the king. a yoong prince of great towardnesse; and him followed a great companie of noble men, knights and esquiers, as sir Alexander Bainam, sir Maurice Barkleie, sir Robert Tame, sir Iohn Guise, sir Robert Pointz, sir Henrie Uernon, sir Iohn Mortimer, sir Thomas Tremaile, sir Edward Sutton, sir Amise Paulet, sir Iohn Birkne [...]ll, sir Iohn Sapeotes, sir Hugh Lutterell, sir Francis Cheineie, and diuerse other.

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