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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
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thttrch of St. Thomas, and did much éwrigfc* they pilbtgcd the apartments of the archbifhop* faying as they were carrying off different articles,*^ f This chancellor of England bas had this piece of furniture very cheap : he mull mm give us an mo count of the revenues of England, and of the large fums he has levied fince the coronation of thç Icing/ After ihey had. defrauded the abbejf of Su Vincent, they fêt off .in the mornings and all ûm populace of Canterbury with them, taking the road towards Rochefteh They collected the people rfrom the villages to the right and left, and marche^ along like a tempeft, deftroying every houfe of ia attorney or long's pro&or, or that belonged to the archbifhop, fparing none. On their arrival at Rocbefter, they were muck feafted, for the people were waiting for them, being of their party. They advanced to the caftle, ançt feieing a knight called fir John dé Ncwtoun* who waa conftable of it and captain of the town*, they told Mm that he muft accompanjf them as their commander in chief, and do whatever they fhould wifh. The knight endeavoured:to excufe himfelf and offered good reafons for it* if they had been liftened to 3 but they faid to him,f Sir John, if you wil not aft as we fhall order, you are a dead man/ The knight feeing this outrageous mob ready to kill,him, complied with their requeft, and very unwillingly put himfelf at their head* They • € John de Newtoun was conftable of this caille (Rochefter) anho 1. king Richard.9 Hafled's KMM9 roi, ii. p. 13 Za ' had


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