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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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fuflfar for it, from the French carrying a war into thofe countries. The duke was befidc forced to change his mind, whether he would or not, from the felicitations of the citizens of London and fome of the Engliih prelates, who had been the media-tors between the king and his uncles. The king obtained peace, on promifing from that day for-ward to be folely guided by the advice of the duke of Lancaftcr, engaging never to do any thing without firft-confulting him. The promife, how-ever, he paid not any regard to, but followed the councils of the rafh and evil minded, for which hereafter he feverely fuffered, as lhall be related in this hiftory. Thus did the king of England gain peace from his uncles for the murder of the duke of Glocefter, and now governed morev fiercely than before. He went with his ftate to Plelhy in Eflex, which had belonged to his uncle of Glocefter, and fhould have defcended to his fon Humphrey as heir to his father's but the king took pofleflion of it, for it is the rule in England for the king to have the wartUhip of all children who have loft their fathers, and are under twenty-one years of age, at which period their eftates are reftored to them. King Richard took his couiin Humphrey of Glocefter in ward, appropriating all his poflcfiions to his own profit. He made him live with him, and the duchefs and her two daughters with the queen. The late duke of Glocefter was by inheritance conftable of England * but the king deprived his heir of it, and gave it his coufin the earl of Rut- VouXIL D • land' S3


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