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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.12

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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.12
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than be defrayed. You haw Hkewife hcaid how the king had rode to the caffcle of Pkfhy, thirty miles from London, and with lair woids hid ca« joled the duke, out of his cattle, and was accom-panied by him to a lane that led to the Thames, «where they arrived between ten and eleven o'clock at night ; and how the earl marital* who there lay in ambuih, had arretted him in the king's name, and forced him towards the Thames, ia fpite of his cries to the king to deliver him; He Wis confeious, that from the moment of his being thus arretted, his end was refolved on, and it was confirmed to him by the king turning a deaf ear to his complaints, and riding on full gallop to London, where he lodged that night in the Tower. The duke of Glocefter had other lodgings ; for, whether he would or not, he was forced into a boat that carried him to a veffel at anchor on the Thames, into which he was obliged to enter. .The earl marlhal embarked alfo with his men, and, having a favourable wind and tide, they fell down the river, and vrived, late on the morrow evening, at Calais, without any one knowing of it except the king's officers.. [The earl marfhal, as governor, could enter Calais at all hours, without any one thinking it extraordinary : he carried the duke to the cattle, wherein he con-fined him.} You -may fuppofe, that when news was carried to Plefhy of the duke of Gloceftcr's arreft, the duchefs and her children wtfe greatly difmayed, and» fé


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