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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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The archbifliop of Canterbury, who was valiam and learned, and much in the favour of the king's uncles, fucceeded to the treafurerfliip : he was of the family of the Montagues, and the earl of # Salif« iury was his uncle*. JThe commifhoners appoint-ed the earl of Saliibury, the earl of Arundel, the carl of Northumberland, the earl of Devonshire, the earl of Nottingham and the bifhop of Norwich, who was called fir Henry de Spencer, the king's council ; but the bifhop of Winchefter retained his office of chancellor/, and continued near the perfon of the king's uncles. The molt renowned of the council, after die duke of Glocefter, was fir Tho-mas Montague, archbifhop of Canterbury ; and well was he deferving of it, for the great pains he took to reform the abufesof government, and with-draw the king from the management of his minions. He fpdke very frequently on this fubjeâ to the duke of York, who replied,—c Archbifhop, matters will* by degrees, turn out differently from what my ne-phew and the duke of Ireland imagine* But we muft wait for a favourable opportunity, and not be too pref&ng ; for what is done in hafle is never well done* I agree with you, that if we had not, in time, taken up this bufinefs, the king would have been fo governed, that the kingdom muft have been ruined. The king of France and his council * This muft be a miilake. In 1381 William Courtney wsft archbifhop 6Î Canterbury, and in 1391 Thomas Fitjallan, fou of the earl of Arundel. . werç


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