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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.8

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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.8
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and Buckingham been able to retain any influence, nor could they aft, without knowing whether it were agreeable to the* above-named counfeilors. All thefe difcords were the topic of converfation hi France, and incited them to haften their prepara-tions* They wiflied to force the duke of Lan-cafter to return from Caftille, but would not on that account have given up their invafion. The lords, prelates and citizens of the principal towns in England, having obtained exaft informa-tion that the French were nearly ready to put to fea, held an affembly, in which they debated what was proper to be done. The king was written to by his uncles to return to London, as the whole country was much diflatisfied with him and his advifers. The king and his council, not daring to refufe, left Wales, where he and his queen had refided a confiderable time. On his arrival at Windfor, he ftaid fome days, and, there leaving his queen, came to his palace of Weftminfter. Thofe who had any bufinefs to tranfaft went thither to the king ; and before the parliament was holden, a council was . called to confider how they might appeafe the great difcoritents which appeared in the country. In this parliament, which wast attended by the king, his uncles, and all the nobles and prelates of the realm, the earl of Salifbury, a prudent and valiant man, fpoke as follows : € Your majefty, and my lords prefent, need not be furprifed if our adverfary, the king of France, propofes to invade ps I fqr fince the death of the moft potent and fagacious 43


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