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Context of The ancient historie of the destruction of Troy : Divided into III. bookes. The I. shewing the founders, and foundation of the said citie, with the causes and manner how it was sacked and first destroyed by Hercules. The II. how it was re-edified, and how Hercules slew K. Laomedon, and destroyed it the second time: and of Hercules his worthy deeds, and his death. The III. how Priamus son of King Laomedon, rebuilded Troy againe, more stronger then it was before: and how for the ravishment of Dame Helen, wife to King Menelaus of Greece, the sayd citie was vtterly destoyed, and Priamus, with Hector and all his sonnes slayne. Also mentioning the rising and flourishing of divers kings and kingdomes, with the decay and ouerthrow of others. Besides many admirable acts of chivalrie and martiall prowesse, effected by valiant knights, in the defence and loue of distressed ladies. Translated out of French into English by W. Caxton
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