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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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party: but there were in the city more than thirty thoufand who favoured thcrp. Thofe who were at Blackheath had information of this : they fent, therefore, their knight to fpeak with the king, and to tell him, that what they were. doing was for his fervice, for the kingdom had been for feveral years wretchedly governed, to the great difhonour pf the realm and to the oppreflion of the lower ranks * of the people, by his uncles, . by the clergy, and in particular by the archbifliop of Canterbury, his chancellor, from whom they would have an account of his miniftry. . t . The knight dared not fay nor do any thing to • the contrary, but, advancing to the Thames oppo-fite the Tower, he took boat and croffed over. While the king and thofe with him in the Tower were in great fufpence, § and anxious to receive fome intelligence, the knight came on fhore : way was made for him, and he was condufted to the . king, who was in an apartment with "the princefs his mother. There were alfo with the king his " two maternal brothers, the earl of K^nt and fir , John Holland, the/ earls of Salifbury, Warwick, ' Suffolk, the archbifliop of Canterbury, the great prior of the Templars in England, fir Robert de Namur, the lord de Vertain, the lord de Gomme-gines, fir Henry de Sauflelles, the mayor of Lon-don and feveral of the principal citizens.1 Sir John Newtoun, who was well known to them all, for he was one of the king's officers, cad: himfelf on his knees and faid,—* My much re- Z j .. ' doubted 341


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