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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 363



he\à é Council, ând determined to remain where they were until the morrow, but in fo fecret à man* her that none fhould know of their arrival. The governor loyally promifed to affift them to the ut-moft of his power, and, in their prefence, took pof-feffion of all the keys that gave admittance. When day came, the three knights held another council, 6h their future proceeding^ ; and, having well cons-idered their fituation, they were afraid of waiting until it fhould be known they were in the Tower^ for they were convinced they would be fhut up in it ; fo that when it was* dark, and the tide flowing, they embarked in a large boat, and left the Tower, without having dared to difplay the king's banners. They flept that night at Kennington, and on the morrow, at day-break, mounted their • horfes and fode' by Chertfey to Windfbr, where they dined and lay. • The next day they arrived at Oxford, where wai the duke of Ireland and his army : they told all that had pafled, which you have heard ; and that, although they were received into the Tower of Lon* don, they dared not abide there. The duke wa* mightily caft down on hearing this, and knew not what to fay, nor how to a£t ; for hè Was already fenfible that the force he had affenibied were not ail of the fame way of thinking, nor Veil affeâéd to his caufe : not knowing whether to ftay where he was or réturtï to the king* he called a council of his knights. . ' The council determined* thstt Ûhcé the king had appointed him lieutenant general, to punithall who • • were


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