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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.11

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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.11
page 342



3c: CHAP. XLYIH. • * ' • THE DUKE OP GLOCSSTER PLOTS THE DESTRUC-TION OF HIS NEPHEW, THE KING OF ENG-/ LAND.—THE KING, HAVING INFORMATION OF HIS PRACTICES, HAS HIM ARRESTED BY THE EARL MARSHAL.' T HAVE been fome time without laying any thing of the duke of Giocefter, the youngeft fon of the late king Edward of England, for I have not had any caufc for fo doing. But I will . now fpeak of him, becaufe his heart would no way incline to the French, and he was more pleafed than hurt at the melancholy lofs they had fuftained iirTurkey. He had with him a knight called fir John Lackingay, who was his moft • confidential advifer, and, as it was afterwards difcovcred, held with him fuch converfations as the following : f Thefe vain-boafting French have been nearly an-nihilated in Turkey. Such knights and fquires as join company with them know not what they are about, and are ill advifed when they do fo, for they are fo full of vanity and prefumption, that they never can bring to a fuccefsful ifluc any thing 'they undertake. This has often been apparent during the wars of my lord and father, and our brother the prince of Wales, for they never could obtain a viftory over our men. , I know not why we have any truces with them ; if it were war "! ) \ • / with


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