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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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as Ihaïl bè farisfaftory to the king and hi* council/ • • This advice of the duke of Glocefter was fol-lowed by the Londoners, and many of the prin-cipal towns. They collc&ed together, and went in a body to the king at Eltham, where they de-manded rcdrefs of what they complained of, and that all taxes which had been raifed for the fup-port of tfic war fhould be inftandy abolifhed. Only two of the king's uncles were prefent when the citizens prefented their petition and remon-trance, namely, the dukes of Lancafter and York. The king defired they would anfwer the Londoners and the other citizens who had accompanied them, but particularly the duke of Lancafter, who faid to them,—4 My fair firs, you will now, each of you, return to your homes, and, within a month from this day, come to the palace of Weftminfter, when the king, his nobles and prelates of the coun-cil fhall be afTembled, and your petition and re-monftrance be taken into confederation. What fhall then be thought right to main tab or abolifh will be determined upon, and you may depend on having fuch redrefs as ought to fatisfy you/ . This anfwer contented fome, but not all j for there were among them rebels attached to the duke of Glocefter who wanted a more fpecdy decifion of their demands ; but the dukes of Lancafter and York appeafed them by gentle words, and they all departed. The matter, however, did not. reft here j but at the month's end they again went to the king at Weftminfter, who was furxounded by 846


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