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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 327



crowned when tery young, and have hitherto been •cry badly advifed, nor have you attended to the affairs of your -kingdom, from the mean a&d weak counfellors you have chofen. This has caufed the mtfmanagement of affairs, as you muft have feen; and if God, out of his mercy, had not ftretched forth his hand* the country muft inevitably have been ruined. For which, moft redoubted lord, we fttpplicate you, m the prefence of your uncles, as good fubjeâs Ihouid entreat their lord, that ypu at* tend to thefe matters, that the noble kingdom and crown of England, which has defcended to you from the moft powerful and gallant king this country ever pofiefled, may be fupported in profperity and honour, and the common people, who now COIUP plain, be maintained in their juft rights and privi-leges. This you fwore to perform on the day of your coronation. We alfo entreat that you would aflfemble the three eftates of the rçalm, that they may examine into the late manner of your govern-ment. Should it have been managed in a manner becoming a perfon of your rank, thofe who have governed will acquire profit and honour, and fhalL remain as long as they choofe, and while it may be your good pieafure, in their offices. But if thofe who may be appointed to examine into thefe matters find any thing contrary to good govern-ment, they will provide a remedy. by quietly dif-miffing from your perfon thofe who have fo afted, and replacing them by others better qualified, but with your cpufent firft had, then that of your uncles and S14


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