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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 329



Aie theft* Do you come* and you will a& according to circumftances*' The Londoners promtfed to be at Wlndfor on St. George's day, and left the duke of Glocefter tirell pleafed with their reception* When that day came* the king of England held a grand feftival, as his predeceffors had done before him, and, ao Compared by his queen and court, went to Wind* fof« On the morrow, the Londoners came thither trittt fixty horfe, and thofe from York and other principal towns in like numbers, and lodged them* felt es in the town. The king was defirous of leav* Ing the place for another three leagues off, when he heard of the arrival of the commons of England, and ftill more fo, when told they wanted to fpeak td him J for he dreaded greatly their remonftrances* Hud would not have heard them : but his uncles and the earl of Salifbury faid,—* My lord, you can* tiët depart, for they arei deputed hither by all your principal towns* It is proper you hear what they have to'fay : you will then give them your anfwer. Of take time to tonfider of it.* He remained there* fo«i but fore againft his will. The commons were introduced to the prefenCe» îtt the lower hall, without the new building, where the palace flood in former times. The king was attended by his two uncles, the archbifhop of Can-teïbuty, the bifhop of Winchefter, lord chancellor* the earl of Salifbury, the earl of Northumberland, md feveral others of the nobility. The commons made their harangue to the king, by their fpokeg* man*


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