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23.1. The articles of agreement touching the surrender of Newhauen.

The articles of agreement touching the surrender of Newhauen.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 _FIrst, that the earle of Warwike should render againe the towne of Newhauen into the hands of the said conestable of France, with all the artillerie and mu|nitions of war then being in that towne, and belong|ing to the French king and his subiects.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Item, that he should leaue the ships that were in the said towne at that present, belonging either to the king or his subiects, with all their furniture: and generallie, all such merchandize and other things, be|ing likewise at that present within that towne, as EEBO page image 1205 either belonged to the king or his subiects.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 3 Item, for the more suertie of the premisses, the said earle should presentlie deliuer into the hands of the said conestable, the great tower of the said ha|uen, so that the soldiors which were placed therin en|ter not into the towne: and that the said earle of Warwike should cause the gates there towards the towne to be warded, till it were in the possession of the said conestable, without planting anie ensigns on the said tower, according to the said agréement; and also that the said earle should deliuer foure such hostages as the said conestable should name.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 4 Item, that the next daie, by eight of the clocke in the morning, the said earle should withdraw his soldiors which are in the fort, to deliuer it immediat|lie into the hands of the said conestable, or such as should be by him appointed to receiue the same at the said houre.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 5 Item, that all prisoners which haue béene taken before the said hauen, should be deliuered on either side, without paieng anie ransome.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 6 Item, that the conestable should for his part suf|fer the said earle of Warwike, and all those that are in garrison in the said Newhauen to depart with all things whatsoeuer that belonged to the quéene of England and hir subiects.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 7 Item, that for the departure as well of the said earle, as the remoouing of his soldiors, and other things before rehearsed, the said conestable agréed to giue them six whole daies, beginning the morrow then next following; to wit, the nine and twentith of Iulie: during which six daies, they might frankelie and fréelie take and carrie awaie all the said things. And if wind or foule weather shuld hinder, that their passage could not be made within the said terme, in this case the said conestable should grant them such further time of delaie, as might be thought reaso|nable.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 8 Item, the said conestable did likewise permit, that all the ships and English vessels, and all other that should be appointed for the portage and conueieng a|waie of the said things should safelie and fréelie passe into and fro the said hauen, without anie staie or im|peachment, either by the French armie or anie other. The said foure hostages were appointed to be mai|ster Oliuer Maners, brother to the earle of Rutland, capteine Pelham, capteine Horseie, and capteine Leighton. In witnesse wherof, the said lords, the co|nestable of France, & the earle of Warwike signed these articles the eight and twentith of Iulie, 1563.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Thus the earle of Warwike, as he had (during the whole time of his abode there in that towne of Newhauen) shewed himsefe a right hardie & valiant capteine;

Additions to Lanquet.

The earle of Warwike commended.

so now in the end he prooued himselfe to be both prudent and politike. For by accepting of these honorable conditions to go with all armor, muniti|on, ships, goods, bag and baggage, in anie wise apper|teining or belonging either to the quéenes maiestie, or to anie of hir graces subiects, he saued the liues of a great number, which otherwise scaping the scourge of the infectiue plague, must néeds haue fallen vnder the edge of the sword. The conestable, during the time of the parlée, sent his yoongest sonne monsieur de Thorree to the king and queene mother, to aduer|tise them of the treatie of this peace. And after it was once concluded and signed by the erle of War|wike, he sent his eldest sonne the marshall Montmo|rencie, to present the same vnto them at Crique|tot,The French king commeth to the campe before New|hauen. halfe waie betwéene Newhauen and Fescampe, who were right ioifull of the news: and the next daie they came to the campe, shewing great signes of their conceiued gladnesse, for the recouering of that towne thus out of the Englishmens hands.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 On saturdaie the most part of the Englishmen tooke ship and departed homewards: for glad might he thinke himselfe that could get soonest out of that vnwholsome and most vnsauorie aire. Manie sicke persons yet were left behind, impotent and not able to helpe themselues. The miserie whereof Edward Randoll esquire high marshall of the towne (who was appointed to tarrie and sée the vttermost of the composition accomplished) perceiuing, mooued with naturall pitie of his countrimen relinquished with|out comfort, Iohn Stow. Maister Ed|ward Ran|doll full of pi|tie and com|miseration. caused the said sicke persons to be caried aboord, not sparing his owne shoulders, at that time féeble and full of the plague, himselfe and his men still bearing & helping the poore creatures on shipboord. A rare fact worthie reward, and no doubt in remem|brance with God, the true recorder of mercifull de|serts. Thus was the towne of Newhauen reduced againe into the hands of the French, more vndoub|tedlie through the extreme mortalitie that so outra|giouslie afflicted the soldiors and men of warre with|in the same, than by the enimies inforcements, al|though the same was great, and aduanced to the vt|termost of the aduersaries power.

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