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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 360



London from the different counties of England j for they had .determined, according to their con-feffions when put to death, to murder the king, the earl of Salifbury, the earl of Oxford, and the whole of the king's council. Had this been done, the kingdom would foon have found another head ; and the citizens, with the confênt of the country, and the aid of the duke of Glocefter, (who took great pains to ex-cite trouble and confufion) would have feîeétcd à fit perfon to wear the crown, and placed the go-vernment and kingdom in a different ftate to what it then was. Such were the fècret murmurings of the citi-zens, and others of their party, in their private meetings, the whole of which was told to the king by his fpy j and greater blame was laid on the duke of Glocefter for all this bufinefs than on any other perfon. - It is not to be wondered, if the king was con-fiderably alarmed at the difcovery of fo much hatred and malice lurking againft him. He paid greater court than.ever to the duke of Glocefter and the citizens when they came to fee him, but all in vain. At times, the king mentioned the matter privately to thé dukes of Lancafter and York, who refided more with him than his uncle of Glocefter, and confulted with them how he could avoid the machinations of the duke and his accomplices, all of which he was thoroughly ac-quainted with. He addrefled'his uncles, faying,— •My good uncles, for the love of God advife • ' me 856


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