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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 5 At their comming thither, Trombull, the queene regents trumpet, came to my lord lieutenant, and brought with him a safe conduct, giuen vnder hir hand & seale, for the safe repaire of sir Iames Croft, sir George Howard and six others to accompanie them. Wherevpon they preparing themselues to go to hir (after they had talked with my lord lieute|nant,Sir Iames Cro [...]t, and sir George Ho|ward, went to talke with the [...]. and the duke Chateau le reault) they departed towards Edenburgh, where the said queene as then laie within the castell. There went with them mai|ster Summerset, maister Pelham, and foure other gentlemen. Whilest they were in conference with the quéene, although an abstinence of all hostilitie by appointment taken betwixt my lord Greie and the said quéene ought to haue ceassed, the French|men to the number of nine hundred, or a thousand shot, backed with fiue hundred corselets and pikes, & about fiftie horssemen, were come foorth of Leith, vnder the conduction of monsieur Doisell, and the counte Martigues, coronell of the French footmen. My lord Greie vnderstanding thereof, came vp to the hill, appointed an officer at armes called Rouge Crosse,My lord Greis mes|sage sent to the French|men. to go vnto them; with commandement from him, that they should retire their forces forth of the field into the towne of Leith: for if it were not for the promise which he had made to the quéene Dowa|ger, he would cause them to depart, not much to their ease.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 The herald dooing his message, receiued answer, that they were vpon their maister and mistresse ground, and therefore meant not to remooue from it. Rouge Crosse returning with this answer, was sent againe from my lord lieutenant, to command them eftsoons to go their way backe to Leith: for if they did not, he would suerlie send them awaie with a mischiefe. But scarse had the herald doone this se|cond message, when the Frenchmen stepping foorth, discharged a whole volee of their shot into the field against my lord Greie and his companie. Here|vpon, the Englishmen and they fell in skirmish, which continued for the space of foure houres and more,A sharpe and [...]long skir|mish betwéene [...]oth parts. The French|men repelled by the Eng|lishmen. so hot & earnestlie mainteined on both parts, that the like had not lightlie beene séene manie a day before. Yet at length, the Englishmen droue the French footmen ouer the hill, wan the crag from them, and put them from a chappell, where they had stood a great while, vsing it for a couert and safegard for them against the Englishmens shot.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Then the enimies that were in Leith shot off di|uerse péeces of their great artillerie out of the towne against the Englishmen, who on the other part brought foorth two field péeces, and couered them with a troope of horssemen; and hauing planted them to some aduantage, discharged the same among the enimies: who perceiuing that, gaue place, & sudden|lie the English demilances gaue a charge, brake in amongst them, and slue diuerse. To conclude, they were put from their ground, and forced to retire backe into Leith, being followed welnéere to the verie gates of that towne. [...] Church| [...]d. The number [...] the English [...] French [...]. There were slaine in this skirmish of the French, about a seuen score, and amongst them twelue men of name, beside some of them that remained prisoners. Of the English|men, there were also diuerse slaine, and manie hurt. But if the ground had bin knowen to the English|men, and what aduantage was offered to them by that presumptuous comming of the enimies so far from their hold, it was thought their whole power might easilie haue béene cut off, and vtterlie distres|sed. After that this skirmish was ended,The French+men driuen in|to Leith. and the Frenchmen driuen into Leith, the armie incam|ped at Lesterike. The same daie the Scotish hosta|ges were imbarked to passe into England. To|wards euening; sir Iames Croft, and sir George Howard, returned from the quéene regent, after they had spent a long time in talke with hir.

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