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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.1

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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.1
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s* charges wore read to him—to wh?ch he m^de nq reply ; the barons and knights then paflfed the following fentence on him : firft, that he ihould be drawn on a hurdle, attended by trumpets and clarions, through all the ftreets in the city of Hereford, and then conducted to the market-place, where all the people were aflembled ; at that place he was to be bound upon a high fcaffold, in order that he might be more eafily feen by the people. Firft, his private parts were cut off, becaufe he was deemed a heretic, and guilty of unnatural pra&ices, even with the king, whofe affe&ions he had alienated from the queen by his wicked fuggeftions. His private parts were then caft into a large fire kindled clofe to him ; afterwards, his heart was thrown into the fame fire, becaufe it had been falfe and traitorous, fince he had by his treafonable-counfels fo advifed the king, as to bring ihame and mifchief on the land, and had caufed fonie of the greateft lords to be beheaded, by whom the kingdom ought to have been fupported and defended ; and had fo feduced the king, that he could not, nor would not fee. the queen, or his eldeft fon, who was to be their future fovereign, both of whom had, to pre-? ferve their lives, been forced to quit the kingdom. The ether parts of fir Hugh thus difpofed of, hk head was cut off and fent to London. After the execution, the queen and all the lords, with a great number of common people, fet out for London. As they approached it, great crowds came out to meet them, and received both her and her fon, a? well as thofc who accompanied her, with


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