chapter  5
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Government of Retainers and Manners of King's Followers

Where a king in war is the defender2Z20 and has the power to resist, he must strive in some way to ambush his enemies or to make a surprise attack by night; for in most cases where citizens are subjected to warfare in their own land, they will be overcome. 1£ he have not the power to resist, he should employ the utmost circumspection in devising fortifications and trenches, but applying the expenditure of possessions and all manner of stratagems and ruses in search of peace. So much for the Government of Kings.