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57. together an Army, attack'd the King when He was besieging Lincoln Castle, defeated & took Him prisoner in 1141. upon this Maud made Her public Entry into Winchester, & afterwards in London where She was receiv'd with great acclamations; but She Soon lost the City by great imprudence, for upon their petitioning to be cas'd of Some taxes, She treated them with great hardness mix'd with threatening, for their having favour'd Stephen; this & compassion for the Prisoner, revolted numbers, & kept up the Spirit of Stephen's party, & soon after Robert Earl of Glocester being taken Prisoner, He was chang'd with the King. The War was carry'd on with great vigour on both Sides with various Success; tho' Stephen Still continu'd seizing of Castles either by force or treachery, & by this means alienated the chief