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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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matter, .for the dukçs o£L*ncaftcr and of York, brothers to the duke of Gloceftcr, can provide a* remedy for all this whenever they pleafe : they af-furedly would have prevented it from happening, if they had fufpe&cd the king had fo much cou-rage, or that he would have arretted their brother; but they will repent of their indolence : and, if they are not inftantly a&ive, it will end badly.* When the duke of Glocefter law himfelf con-fined in the caftle of Calais, abandoned by his brothers* and deprived of his attendants, he began to be much alarmed- He addrefled himfelf to the earl marfhal, c For what reafon am I thus carried from England and confined here ? It fecms that you mean to imprifon mc/f Let me go and view the caftle, its garrifop, and the people of the town/ c My lord/ replied the earl, f I dare not comply with your demands, for you are con-figned to my guard, under pain of death. The king our lord is at this moment fomewhat wroth with you s and it is his orders that you abide here a while, in banilhment with, us,. which you muft have patience to do,.until we haye other, news, and God grant that it-may be fooal for, as the Lord jnay help me, Iapi truly concerned for your dif-. grace, and would cheerfully aid you if I could, but you know the oath I have taken to the king, which I am bound in honour to obey/ The duke of Glocefter could not obtain any other anfwer. He judged, from appearances of things around him, that he was in danger of his life, and afked a prieft who had faid mafs, if he would 3«


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