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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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joiee| much at it » for it wt$ mtmùtâj icported 'that there would never be say folid peace between France aqd England m lopg 1$ the duke of Glo-cefter lived i and it was well remembered* that in the negotiations for peace he was more obfti-nate in his opinions than either of hi* brothers j and, for this reafon, his death was no lofs to France. In like manner, many knights, and fquires of the king of England's houfehold, who were afraid of him, for his fevere and rough manners, were pleafed at his death. They recounted how he had driven the duke of Ireland to hanifhment* and had ignominioufly beheaded that prudent and gallant knight fir Simon Burley, who had been fo much beloved by the prince of Wales, and had done effential fcrvices to his country. The deaths of fir Robert Trevilian, fir Nicholas Brambre* fir John Standwich and others, were not forgotten, fo that the duke of Glocefter was but little la-mented in England, except by thofe who were of "his party and manner of thinking. The duke's body was honourably embalmed at fcalals, and put into a leaden coffin, with an out-ward one of wood, and tranfported in this ftate by fea to England. The vetfel that carried the body landed at Hadleigh caftle, on .the Thames, ' and thence it was conveyed on a car, unattended* to his caftle of Plefhy, and placed in the church which the duke had founded in honour of the Holy Trinity, with twelve canons to perform de-voutly thé divine fer vice. ' In this "church was the duke buried. The


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