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SIR JOHN FROISSART Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.5

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SIR JOHN FROISSART
Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.5
page 168



wfafa¯n what your iriihes aie: ttcjwll be fo much rejoiced mi feeing you again .that they will comply wkh all your defires.' The earl agreed to their requeft. In the even* iog, it was known to numbers, that the Ctrl was, m -the morrow, to haj&ngue the people at .right o'clock ia the morning, in the market-place. Good men were much pleafed thereat ; but the mad and outrageous thought little of k# and feid they -had had enough of harangues, and knew well what they were to do. John Pruniaux, John Boule, Rife de Harzelle and Peter du Bois, leaders of the white Jioods, were fcarftd that every thing would be laid to th$ir charge, aad, having difcourfed together, lent for feme of their *nen, making choice of thofe that were the worft and moft violent of their cotnpa* nies, and iaid to them* cBc fure you remain all this night and to-morrow armed; and whatever may be fatd to you, do not put off your white hoods; .but be all of you in the market-place to-morrow by eight o'clock, and make not any riot unlefs it be irft begun on you. You will cither give thefe orders ro your companies or fend them by a fafe hand/ They anfwered they would punctually comply, which they did. The next morning, at eight o'clock, they all went to the market-place, but not in a body : they feparated in different parties, for their leaders were then among them. The earl came on horfe-back to the market-place,^attended by his knights, fquires and majorâtes of the town. John de Faucille


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