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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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When: the day of the meeting of Parliament catnap and the chiefs of the country were aiTembled in London, the king ordered what he had written to the king of Scotland to be read, and the anfwer to it from that king. He then defired they would give him fuch advice, that the dignity of his crown might be preferred. After they had confulted together, it appeared to them, th::t the king could no longer with honour endure the wrongs which the king of Scots did to him ; and they offered him fuch advice, that he immediately gave orders for every preparation to be made, not only to enable him to regain the good town cf Berwick, but to penetrate into Scotland with fo powerful an army, that the king of Scotland îhould think himfelf happy, if permitted to do his homage, and make fatisfadion. They added^ that they were willing and defirous to accompany him in this expedition. The king gave them many thanks for their willing riefs to aflift him, and begged of them to be ready « In thé lit of Edward ΙΙΓ. John duke òf Britany obtaineS leave to grant the earldom of Richmond, with the cafBe, and likewife the caftle of Bowee, unto Arthur, his brother and heir. Ôn the death of this John, John de Dreux, fon of Arthur, did homage for this earldom df Richmond—He died the 16th of May, in the 15th of Edward HI. Jdhn duke of Britany, and earl of Monfort, foon after this event did his homage for it. It continued in this family. until John, furnamed the Va-Eant, united himfelf to the king of France, contrary to his allegiance, and forfeited it in the fécond year of Richard ÎI." DUGDALE'S Baronage, Vol. i. p. 46, *n4


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