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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 357



, $êê barons not to land, but to have his barge rowed up and down the river. ' What do ye wifh for?' deniapded the king : f I lip come hither to belf what you have to fay/ •fhofe near him tried out with one voice,—' We wifh thee to land, when we will remonftrate with thc€| and tell thee more ?t our eafe what our wants pr/ The earl of Salilbury then replied for the king, and faid,—* Gentlemen, you are pot pro-perly drefled, nof in a fit condition for the king to t§lk with you.* Nothing more was faid ; for the king was de-fired to return to the Tower of London, fronj whence he had fet out. When the people faw fhey could obtain nothing more, they were inflamed with paffion, and went back to Blackheath, where the main body was, to relate the anfwer they had receive^, and how the king was returned to the Tower. They all then cried out, c Let u$ march inftandy to London/ They immediately fet off, and, in their road thither, they déftroyed the houfes of lawyers, courtiers and monasteries. Advancing into the fuburbs of London, which were very handfome and extenfive, they pulled down many fine houfes : in particular, they de-tnolifhed the prifon of the king called the Màrfhal-fea, and fet at liberty all thofe confined within it. They did much damage to the fuburbs, and flie-naced the Londoners at thç entrance of the bridge for having finit the gates of it, fayihg, they would fet fire to the fuburbs, take the city by ftorm, and afterwards burn and deftroy it. With


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