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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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Hmi #nd one df the kiflg'* (quires^ called John Sfandwich*, immediately leaped Crop Jiis horfe, and, drawing % handfome fword which, he bore, thfpft it into his bçlly, and thus killed him. His pe% advancing, faw their leader dead, when they cried out,—r-c They have killed our captain ; Jet us march. to them, and flay the whole/ On thefe words, they drew up in a fort of battle-array, each man havpg hi§ bent bow before him. The king certainly hoarded much by this a&ion,' but it turned out fortunate \ for, when Tyler was on the ground, he left his attendants, ordering np$ one to follow him. He rode up to thefe rebellious fellows, who were advancing to revenge their, leader's death, and faid to them,—€ Gentlemen, what are you about ? you fhall have no other cap-, tain but me ; I am your king : remain peaceable/ When the greatçr part of them heard thefe words, they were quite afhamed, and thofe inclined to. peace began to flip away. The riotous ones kept their ground, and fbiewed fymptoms of mifchief, and as if they were refolved to do fomething. The king returned to his lords, and aflced them w*hat fhould next he done. He was advifed to make for the fields s for the mayor faid, c that to retreat or fly would be of no avail. It is proper we ihould aft thus-, for I reckon that we fhall very foon receive afliftance from London, that is, from our good friends who are prepared and armed, with all their fervants, in their houfes/ • Standwich. Lord Beraen calls him Sandwich; Stow, Ca-vendifh. SSI While


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