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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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what thefe lords think : let nié only once have thé king in my power, and I will have him, for all that he now does he is forced to. We muft fatisfy thefe curfed Londoners, and put an end to all this dif-content they have raifed againft us and our friends/ Sir Simon Burley put a little too much con-fidence in thefe words of the duke of Ireland, and prefented Mmfelf before the commiffioners, when called upon. They faid,—* Sir Simon, you have been a knight who has done honour to our country, and were greatly beloved by our lord the late prince of Wales. You and the duke of Ireland have been the principal minifters of the king. We have care* fully examined all your accounts that have beeji laid before us, and muft tell you, they are neither fair nor honourable, which has difpleafed us for the love we bear you. We have therefore unanimoufly refolved that you be fent to the Tower of London, there to be confined until you fhall have repaid, in this chamber, according to our orders, the fum you have received for the king and realm, and far" which, from the examination of the treafurer, you have never accounted : the fum amounts to two hundred and fifty thoufand francs. Now, have' you any thing to fay in your defence ?* Sir Simon was much difconcerted, and faid,—-* C-My lords, I fhall willingly obey, as it is proper I fhould, your commands, and go whither you may pleafe to fend me. But I entreat that I may have. a fecretary allowed me to draw out an account of the great expenfes I have formerly been at in Ger-many and Bohemia, when negotiating the marriage • • • of . 312 I- .


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