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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
page 126



- ni . ally the earl of Oxford, who had the foie ma* nageaient of the king. This lord did every thing in his power to make a breach between the king and his uncles. He laid to him,—€ Sir, if you wifh to fupport your two uncles, my lords of Lancafter and of Cambridge, in their war with Spain, it will coftyou the whole revenue of Eng-land, and they will not at laft gain any thing. It will be more prudent to keep at home men and money, than that they fhould be fcattered abroad without any profit to yourfelf : you had better guard and defend your own inheritance, which is invaded on all fides from France and Scotland, than employ your men elfewhere. The young king was well inclined to follow this advice of the earl, for he loved him with his whole heart, they having been brought up together. The earl of Oxford was connected with feveral Englifh knights, and • never acted without the advice of fir Simon Burley, fir Ro-bert Trefilian, fir Nicholas Bramber, fir John Beauchamp, fir John Salisbury and fir Michael de la Pole: fir Thomas Trivet and fir William Elmham were alfo named among his advifers. From thefe differences between the king and his uncles, and the nobles with the commonaltv. many ferions ills befel England, as I fhall here* after relate in the courfe of this hiftory. , Not long after the departure of the earl of Cambridge from Portugal king Fernando fell ill. His diforder, after oppreffing him with languor for


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