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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 389



There wetc at thh court great numbers of the no» bles and barons of .England the earls of Northum* berland and-Nottingham, with many barons from the north* The king created, this day, the young earl of Pembroke, fir Robert Mowbray* firKicho* las Twiford and fir Adam François, knights. He, did fo becaufe he intended, after the fcaft, to march towards Reading, Oxford, and through thofe parts of the country, to punifh the rebels in the fame manner as he had done in Kent and the other counties. During this fcaft, and after the dinner, high words paiTed between the duke of Lancafter and the earl of Northumberland. The duke faid,— f Parry Percy, I did not think you was fo great a man in England, that you would dare t oner any cities, towns or caftles, to^be (hut againft the duke of Lancafter.' The earl refpeftfully anfwercd ; f My lord, I do not deny the knight's aft at Berwick : but I was ordered by ftriét commands of my lord the kinft» who fits there, on my honour and under pain w death, not to fuffer any one, lord or otherwife, to enter the cities, towns or caftles of Northumber-land, if he were not an inhabitant of thofe places ;. and. the king, if he pleafe, or the lords of his coun* cil, may make my efccufe? j for they well knewyoi* were in Scodand, and you ought to have been ex-cepted out of thefe orders/ f How, earl of Northumberland,* replied the duke, *do you think it was neceifary there JhouldJuve been-- • a reservation 37»


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