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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
page 113



Oxford, fir Nicholas Bramber, fir Michael de la Pole, fir Simon Barley, fir Peter Gouloufre, fir Robert Trefilian, fir John Beauchamp, fir John Saliibury, and others of the king's privy council, who wei% appointed receivers and pay-mailers of the above fum, for the king's uncles were not confulted in the bufinefs. They would not interfere, nor by fo doing throw the kingdom into trouble, but exerted themfelves'to the utmoft in putting all the coaft in a good ftate of defence; for they moft affuredly thought the king of France would attempt to land his army in England during the courfe of the fummer. ' The before-named receivers did in the king's name as they thought proper in refped to this tax; but the earl of Oxford was the moft aftive, and made the greateft advantage of it. Every thing was done by him, and without his confent nothing; for which, when this alarm was pver, the people were much diflatisfied, and wanted to know what had become of the large fums that had been raifed} and- the principal cities and towns, urged on by the king's uncles, would have an account how they had been diiburfed, as' I will relate in proper time and place, for I wiih not that any thing ihouid be forgotten in this hiftory. Sir Simon Burley was governor of Dovcr~caftle, and, from his fituation,, received frequent intel-ligence from France fcjy the fiihermen of the town, who related to ,hi6v what they heard from the french fiihermen, as they were often obliged to adventure as far as Wiffan or Boulogne to obtain. • . v good .100 • "


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