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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.7

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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.7
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village nwr the fpot where he fel : he was pt-tended by ftfl the barons, knights and fquires re-lated tQ him that-wçre in tfte army. After th# funeral, the ear| of Stafford, with full fixty of, his own rçfctionp, ^nd others connected with his foq, mounted their horfes, and went to the king, Who had already received information of this un-fortunate tveirt* • They found the king attended by his uncles and mmy knights. When the carl approached, he 'cill himfelf on his knees, and thmfppke with tpfcr* and anguifh ofheart :fThou • art king of »11 England, and haft fplemnly fwprn. to maintain the realm in its rights, and to dojuf-tiee. Thou art well acquainted how thy brother, without the flighteft reafon, has murdered my fon and heir. I therefore come and demand juftice : • otherwife thou wilt not have a worfe enemy than me. I muft likewife inform thee, fiiy fon's death affects me fo bitterly, that if I were not fearful of breaking up this expedition by the trouble and confufion I fhould make hi the array, and the defections it would caufe, by my honour, it (hould be revenged in fo fe?ere a manner that it (hould be talked of in England a hundred years to come. For the prefent how-ever, and during this expedition to Scotland, I (hall not think of it; for I like not that the Scots he rejoiced at the mifery of the earl of Stafford.'* » The earl of Stafford, in the 91a. lie. II. made f ptjgrlp*. age to Jeruiakm, probably on the lofe of his fon, and died the tafuing year, m his rtturn, at Rhodes. The m


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