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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.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 At the kings approching to the towne of Taun|ton, he sent before him Robert lord Brooke lord ste|ward of his house, Giles lord Daubeneie his chiefe cham [...]erleine, and sir Rice ap Thomas. But as soone as Perkin was informed that his enimies were rea|die to giue him battell, he that nothing lesse minded than to fight in open field with the kings puissance, dissembled all the daie time with his companie, as though nothing could make him afraid: and about midnight,Perkin fléeth and taketh Braudlie sanctuarie. accompanied with thrée score horssemen, he departed from Taunton in post to a sanctuarie towne beside Southampton, called Beaudlie, & there he and Iohn Heron with other registred themselues as persons priuileged. When as king Henrie knew that Perkin was thus fled, he sent after him the lord Daubeneie with fiue hundred horssemen toward the sea side, to apprehend him before he should get away. Although Perkin escaped (as I haue said) vnto sanc|tuarie, yet manie of his chiefe capteins were taken and presented to the king.

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