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Context of Exceeding joyfull nevves from the Earl of Bedford, lord generall of the horse, that is now set forth for the defence of the Protestant religion : declaring the happy and fortunate successe of the Protestant army at Siege-moore in sommersetshire upon the 19 day of this instant month of August who having received a challenge from the Lord Paulet, Sir Ralph Hopton and Sir John Stowell daring them to meet them at the said moor at the time and place appointed : which said gentlemen upon the 19 day assembled at Siege-moor with great number of men where Sir Francis Popham, Mr. Pine and Mr. Stroud met them wich [sic] 6000 horse and foot and after some parley concerning the King and Parliament they fell to blowes but after some 6 hours fight Sir Francis obtained the victory : the said Lord Paulet and his accomplices stood for the commission of array and Sir Francis and the rest of the gentlemen for the ordinance of Parliament
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