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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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plied, they knew of no reafon why they fhould rcfufe him admittance, and the duke refided there with his fon the earl of Derby, as did the duke of York with his fon the earl of Rudand. Thé Icing loved the earl of Rutland and the carl marfhal beyond meafure : the fir ft difTembled his opinions concerning the death of the duke of Glo-cefter, and would willingly have feen peace re-ftored on both fides. He faid, that his late uncle had on fevcral occafions treated the king very un-becomingly. The Londoners confidcred alfo, that great mifchiefs might befal England from thefc diffentions between the king, his uncles, and their fupporters ; that, ' fince the duke of Glocefter was how dead, it could pot bo helped ; and that he, in fome meafure had been the caufe • of it, by his too great freedom of fpeech, and from his attempts to excite the people of England to break the truces that had been figned between France and England. The citizens, therefore, prudently difTembled their thoughts i and, .as what was done could not now be undone, they feared, fhould matters be pufhed to extremities, they might fuffer very confiderably in their commerce from the king of*France. The refentments of the citizens began to cool* and they offered to mediate between the king and the duke of Lancaftcr, who was mightily angered by the murder of his brother. He be-thought himfelf, however, that as his nephew was married to the daughter of the king of France, fhould he wage war againft king Richard, his two daughters marrted in Caftille and Portugal might fuffer 32 ,


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