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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 364



were in rebellion, he muft keep the "field | far* fhouid he a& otherwife, he would be greatly blamed^ incur the indignation of the king, and prove clearly that he did not think the caufe juft or good » mà that it would be better to rifk the event, and dte with honour, than (hew any want of courage was advifed to inform the king of his fituation, and to be thankful he was able to keep his ground with* .out any oppofitiori, for none had hitheftp aflçed to meet him. ' . The duke fent meflengêrs' from Oxford, to. ihi king, to fignify his fituation, and to entreat hè would fend him more men, which he did. • » . When the dukes of York and Glocefter heard at London, that thé duke of Ireland was at Oxford with a powerful army, they called a council to con* iider how to aât. • Ail the chief lords of their party were prefent, fuch as the archbifliop of Canterbury, the earls of Arundel, Saliftmry, Northumberland mnd many other great barons, with the whole ma? giftraçy of London. ' It was there refolved, (far thç duke of Glocefter would have it fo) inftantly t§ prepare and take the field, and that the mayor pf London fhouid arm, by conftablewicks, all fuch 99 he might think capable of affiftmg them} for h§ declared he would march to meet the duke of Ire, land, and fight with him wherever he fhouid find him. The mayor of London was himfelf a foidier, and he only fele&ed his men from thofe between twenty and forty years of age ; and the lords above meji* • tioned '. "351


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