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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 239



JÛU the caufe. The nobles and gentlemen weft tihanimous, at that time, in their fuppott of {he 'king, but now there were many ferious differences between them. The king quarrelled with his uncles of York and Glocefter, and they were equally dit pleafed with him, caufed, as it was faid, by the in-trigues of the duke of Ireland, tfcfe fol'e confidant of the king* The commonalty, in many towns and cities, had noticed thefe quarrels, and the wifeft • dreaded the coiifequences that might enfuej but the ' giddy laughed at them, and faid, they were owing to thejealoufy of the king's uncles, and becaufe the ' crown was not on their heads. But other* feed,— •The king is young, and puts his confidence il ' ypungfters : it would be to his advantage if he con* Suited his uncles more, who can only wifh the prof- * perhy of the country, than that ptippy, the duke of 'Ireland, who is ignorant of all things, and who 1 never fàw a battle/ Thus were the Englifh divided; "and'great difafters feemed to be at hand, which was 'perfe&ly known all over France, and caufed them to hàften their preparations for invading the coua- ' 1 try, and adding to its miferies. " The prelates of England were • alfo quarrelling :* ' ' the archbifliop of Canterbury with that of York, ' who was of the houfe of Neville. They hated each ' other mortally, becatife the lord Neville had bees appointed lieutenant of Northumberland, in prefer-ence to the fons of the earl of Northumberland* fir Henry and fir Ralph' Percy, which'the archbi-fliop, who waS one of the king's council, had ob-taincd for his brother, through the êufce of Ireland. As


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