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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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York heard of their brother's death at Calais, they inftantly fufpe&ed the king their nephew was guilty of it. At the time, they were hot together, but each at his country feat, according to the cuftom in England* They wrote to each other to confult how they fhould a£tjon the occafion, and haflened to London becaufe they knew the citizens were very angry at the event. On their arrival, they had fevcral meetings, and declared that the putting the duke of Glocefter to death for fomc foolifh words ought not to be paflèd over in filence, nor borne ; for, although he had warmly oppofed the treaty with France, he had not a&e'd upon it ; that there was an eiTential difference between talk-ing and aéting, and that words alone die! not deferve the fevcre punifhment he had fuffered, and that this matter muft be inquired into and amended. The two brothers were in a fituation to have thrown England into confulion, for there were enow who would have fupported them,-more efpe-cially all the kindred of the late earl of Arundel, which is a powerful family in England, and the family of thç earl of Stafford, The king at this time refided at Eltham, whither he had fummoned all his vaflals and dependants. He had collefted round London, in* the counties of Kent and EfTex, upwards of ten thoufand archers, and had with him his brother fir John Holland, the earl marfhal, the earl of Salifbury, with many other great barons and knights. The king fent orders to the citizens of London not to admit the duke of Lancafter within their walls i but they re-plied 31


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