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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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would confe^hn.% Thi* HO^dk^ ^T!}£R£a%caim~ ne£ and refignariph, and WITHVFFEVÇQT and con-trite heart cried'before the. altar of God; THE Créafor of ALL "things, * for his mf RCY. fîe was RE-pentant of ALL his fins, and. lamented them greatly. He was IN the right thus to exonerate his con-ference,' for his end was nearer than he imagined* I was informed,* that on the point of his fitting down TO dinner* when .the ?tables were laid, and he WÀ§ • aboûtta, waflv his hands, four men rufhcd out from. Ajoi^rcliàte, and, throwing a towel round ' his neckf ftrarçgled him, BY TWO drawing one end and two the other. When he was quite deacl, they carried him to his chamber, undreflcd him, * and placed the body between two fheets, with his head on a.pillow, and covered him with furred mantles. They then re-entered the hall, properly IN-ftrudted what to fay and how to aft, and declared the duke of Glocefter had been feized with a fit of apoplexy as he was wafhing his hands before dinner, and thaTtliey'RuTgrêat"difficulty to carry him TO bed. This WAS fpoken of IN the caftle and town, where fome believed it, but others not. Within TWO days after, it was publifhed ABROAD that the duke of Glocefter had died IN his bed AT the caftle of Calais ; and, IN confequence, THE earl marfhal put ON mourning, for he was nearly related TO him, AS did ALL the knights and fquires IN Calais. • News of this event was fooncr known IN France mi Flanders than IN England. The French RC- / joked


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