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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 375



given to hk will. This .he had been charged to tel him, ind likewife that he could not more rejoice hi* enemies, .nor more effeôually hurt Ms country, than by making war on his friends. The youog king was inclined to liften to the ar-guments of the archbifhop j but the infult that had been offered him, by beheading thofe of his council in whom he had no fault to find, was too frefh in his memory for him inftantly to comply. Many plats were propofed to him : at laft, by the good ftdviçe of the queen, and of the moft prudent of his counfellors, who had remained with him, fuch as fir Richard 8teàor and others, he reftrained hit chokr, and faid to the archbifhop, that he would cheerfully accompany him to London. My lord of Canterbury -was highly pleafed on hearing this; and he gained much honour by having brought matter*, to fo happy a conciufion. The king did not remain at Briftol long after this, but, leaving there his queen, fet out with his retinue towards London, the archbifhop accompanying him. On his arrival at Windfor, he flopped three whfie iiys. - * When news was brought to London that the archbifhop of Canterbury had fo far fucceeded in his miffion, that the king was on his return to the city, the whole town was rejoiced ; and they deter-mined to go out to meet ^and conduâ him, in the moft honourable manner, to his palace. The day on which he left Windfor, the whole road from London to Brentford was covered with people on foot and m horfçback. The dukes of York and • Gloccfter*


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