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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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whatever he fhould do ; adding, that in truth his uncles were too ambitious, and that he had his fears they intended to deprive him of his crown. Thofe from Wales, who had always loved the prince of Wales, father to the king, having heard of the tranfaâions in London, were firmly perfuaded that the king" and the duke of Ireland had beeit wronged, and demanded from the king how he wifhed them to a&. The king anfwered, « he would gladly fee the Londoners, who had been the chief movers in this bufinefs, punifhed and brought to their fenfes, as well as his uncles/ The Welfhmen faid, they were bounden to obey his commands, for he was their king and fovereign lord, to whom, and to none elfe, they owed faith and homage. They were therefore willing to go whitherfoever he would order them. The king and the duke of Ireland were well Satisfied with this anfwer ; and the latter, feeing the king take up the matter as perfonal to himfelf, and eager to at* tack his adverfaries, was extravagant in his joy,s and faid to the council, c they could not a& better than return to London to fbew their force, and, by fair or other means, bring the citizens back to their obedience; and he alfo faid, and alwaysreprefented to the king, that whenever there were fo many rulers in a kingdom it muft be its,ruin/ • The king faid, c that his opinion was the famé» and that, if hitherto he had fuffered things to be fo carried, he would not any longer, but bring forward fuch a remedy that other countries fhould take ex-ample from it/ Now, 335*


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