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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 367



Whole hîmfcE Whit I am about to % wïll explain the matter. The king, under pretence of deer-hunting, wen* to a pafece he had at Havering at the bower, im Eflèx : it is about twenty miles from London, and as many from Plefhy, where the duke of Gloccfter generally refided. The king fet Out one afternoon x from Havering, without many attendants, for he had left " them behind with the queen at Elcham* and arrived at Hefty about five o'clock : the wear tier was very hot ; jmd hi came fo fudcknly to the * cattle, that no one knew ôf it, until the porter cried out, f Here is the king f The duke of Glo-ccfter had already fupped, for he Was very tempe-rate in his diet, and never fat long at dinner or fup-per. He immediately went out to meet the king in the court of thé caftle, and paid him all the re* fpeft due to his fbvereign, às did the duchefs and her children. • • 1 The- king entered the hall and the apartment, where the table Was again laid out for the king, who ate fome little -, but he had before told the duke, € Good uncle, have your horfes faddled, not all, but five or fix,. for you muft accompany me to London, as I am to have a meeting to-morrow with the citizens ; and we fhall furely meet my un-cles of Lancafter and York, but I fhall advife with you what anfwer to make to the Londoners' de-mands. Tell your houfe-fteward to follow us with your fcrvants to London, where they will find you.' The duke, fufpc&ing nothing evil intended againft hhh, 'too eafily confented * and the king, having m


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