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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 349



«si CHAP. WILL TH* POPULACE OF ENGLAND -COMMIT MAfcV CmiTELTlU OH THOSE tH OFFICIAL SITUA* TIOK*.—THEY SEWD#A KNIGHT AS A MB ASS A-DOR TO THE &INÔ. /~)N Monday preceding the feaft of the holy fa-crament, in the year ijSi^ did thefe people É% forth from their, houles, to come to LondcM to vemonftrate with tlx king, that all might be made for they would not there fhould be mj flaves ift England. At Canterbury, they met John Ball (who thought he fhould find there the arch-hifhop, but he was at London)* Wat Tyler and Jack Straw. On their entrance into Canterbury* they went much fcafted by every one, for the in-habitants were of their way of thinking § and, hav-ing held a council, they refolved to march to Lon-don, and alfo to fend emiflaries acrofe the Thames to Eflcxi Suffolk, Bedford, and other counties* to prefs the people to march to London on that fide, and thus, as it went,-to furround it, Which the king would not be able to prevent. It was their inten-tion that all the different parties fhould be colie&ed together on the fcaft of the holy facrament* or on the following day. Thofe who had come to Canterbury entered the .. church


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