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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 358



let 'of my judgment. In A© irft place, I in not believe, nor ever fhall, that the majority of the Lotv doners are wanting in affe&ion to our lord who if prefent. They greatly lovectmy lord, the prince his father, of happy memory; and they gave proofs of their loyalty, when the rabble of peafants rofe in re* bellion ; for, to fay the truth, had the* been inclined to have joined them, there would have been an end of the king and monarchy* The uncles of the king have it now all before them, and laugh a| the citizens, whom they make believe whatever they pleafe ; for there is no one to contradiâ them, or to Jhew what falfehoods they daily publiffa. They have put afide all the king's officers, myfelf in the nuns* ber, and replaced them with others of their way of thinking* They have fent the king to a corner of his kingdom ; and one cannot fuppofe any good will follow, for we are perfectly ignorant what their ultimate intentions may be. If matters continue in this ft ate much longer, the king will be driven out of his kingdom ; for they ad by force, and the king by kindnefs. Have they not already put to death that gallant knight fir Simon Burley, who had performed fuch meritorious ferviçes beyond fea! and have they not, publicly, imputed to hint the greateft falfehoods, which they knew to be untrue* fuch as, that he intended to deliver to the French the town and caftle of Dover, and that for that pur* pofe, he had caufed them to atfemble at Sluys and other parts of Flanders ? Have they not, alfo, in defpite to the king, difgracefully flam his knight, fir Robert Tre&fian ? and they will treat thé reft in the m


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