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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 347



ètttci. lté* Jl*ré hetfd iMt ttië Aïke éf frefaèj kept dfofe to the king during his refidefcce at Briftol and in Wales, folely occupied night and day witl Ae means of fucceeding in his plans. He was affi* duous in his attentions to the king and queen, and to all knights and fquires who waited on them at Briftol and at the hunts in that ndghbotrthood, TD draw them over to his faction ; for the king fufferecf ftim to aâ as He pleafed. ' The duke, during this period, took infinite pamtf in vifiting all the gentlemen near to Briftol, andf went frequently into Wales, where he complained ta all who would liften to him, gentlemen of others, that the king's uncles, from their ambition to ob* tain the government, had driven from the council the moft noble and vrifeft members, fuch as the archbifhop of York, the bifhop of Durham, the bifhop of London, fir Michael de la Pole, fir Nf-ciiolas Bramber, fir John Salifbury, fir Robert Tfe* filian, fir John Beauchamp and himfelf ; that they had put to death, without any juftke whatever, that valiant knight fir Simon Burley; and, if they continued to govern as they had begun, they would foon deftroy all England. He repeated this fo often, and with fuch fuc^efe, that the greater part of the knights and fqutres of Wales and of the adjoining countries believed hirrV. They came to Briftol, and demanded from thekfag, if what the duke had told them had his approba-* tron. The king replied, it had, and beggted of them, from their affefltloil to him, to put evefjr confidence in the duke, for that he would ztaW whatever m


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