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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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CHAP. UX. THE COMMONALTY OF ENGLAND ENTER LON-DON, WHERE THEY COMMIT MANY CRUELTIES AND OUTRAGES.—THEY PUT TO DEATH THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY AND SEVERAI» OTHERS. '/^\N Corpus Chrifti day king Richard heard mafs, in the tower of London, ' with all his lords, and afterwards entered his barge, attended by the earls of Salifbury, Warwick and Suffolk, with other knights. He rowed down the Thames to-wards ^Rotherhithe, a manor belonging to the crown, where were upwards of ten thoufand men, who had come from Blackheath to fee the king and to fpeak to him : when thçy perceived his bargç approach, they fet up fuch fhouts and criés as if all the devils in hell had been in their company. They ha^ their knight, fir John Newtoun, with them j fox, in cafe the king had not come and they found h^ had made a j eft of them, they would, as they had threatened, have cut him to pieces. When the king and his Iqrds faw this crowd of people, and the wildnefs of their manner, there liras not one among .them fo bold and determined but felt alarmed: the king was advifed by his barons 141


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