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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
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March*, on the throne of England, and king Richard depofed from it, faying he Iras neither worthy nor capable to hold the government of England ; and this opinion he made np fecret of to thofe who were pi his confidence. He invited this carl of March to come and fee him i and when at Plefhy, he unbofomed himfelf to him of all the fecrets of his heart, telling him ' that he had been felcétçd for king of England i that king Rjchard and his queen were to, be con-fined, but with ample provifion for their mainte-nance, as long as they lived ; and he earneftly befought hi* nephew to believe all he faid, for he fhould make it a point to put his plans into execution, and that hç was already joined by the earl of Arundel, fir John Arundel, the earl * of Warwick, and many prelates and barons of Eng-land. The earl of March was thunderftruck on hear-ing this propofâl from hfs uncle j but, young as he wasA he diflemblçd his real fenriments, and pru-dently replied, to pleafe his uncle and to getaway^ that he never thought of fuch things, and they • * He was third fon of Edward Mortimer earl of March, by Phiiippa, daughter of Lionel duke of Clarence, and was hanged 3d Fknry VI. Sandfocd,' p. 224. Froii&rt mean* Roger, his eider brother, Iain in Ireland, 22d Rich. II., whole death Richard went over to avenge, when Henry IV. plotted m dethrone him. Ib. p. 226. This Roger was declared heir to the crown bf parliament, 9th Rkk II. . Leland** Colle&anea, vol. i. p. 693. Froiflart took the. opportunity of the marriage of Lionel and Viplanta to vifit Italy, and dwells on the folemni-ties and feftivals of the wedding.'—Gougb*s Plefy, p, 60. were 344


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