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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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and, fince fuch a bold meaftire had been taken, were much afraid of the coniequences. Sufpeéting the duke's lift was in great danger, they confulted fir John Laquingay what would be beft for them now to do. The knight adviftd them to fend in-ftantly to the dukes of Lancafter and York, the duke's brothers ; for by their mediation, perhaps, the king's choler would be appeafed. He faw no other means, as die king would not choofe tQ make them his enemies. • The duchefs of Glocefter followed this advice of the knight, and inftantly difpatched mefTengers to both, for they refided at a diftance from each other. They were much enraged at hearing their brother was arretted, and returned anfwers to the duchefs, not to be too much difbefled at what had happened, for the " king would not dare to treat him otherwifc than by fair and legal meafures, for it would not be fufiered. This anfwer comforted the duchefs and her children. The king of England left the Tower of London at a very early hour, and rode to Eltham, where he remained. The fame day, towards evening, the earls of Arundel and Warwick were brought to the Tower by the king's officers, and there confined, to Ac great furprife of the citizens. Their imprifonment caufed many to murmur, but they were afraid to aft, or do any thing againft the king's pleafure, left they might fufffcr for it-It was the common converfation of the knights, • fquires, and citizens of London, and in other towns,—1 It is ufclcfs for us to fay more on this • matter, fi5


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