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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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S3 * duccd the earl marfhal to challenge Ac earl of Derby. The Londoners In general, and many of 1 the prelates and nobles, fay, that you are in the dlrcft road to defhoy all your kindred and king-dom, but that they will not fufftr it to be done. Now, were the citizens to rife and be joined by the nobility, who could oppofè them ? You have bo power but from your vaflab; and they are now more fufpicious of youx than ever, from your marriage with a princefs of France \ and you are lefs . beloved by your fubjefts on this account. Know, that if you allow thefe two earls to mees in arms, you will not be lewd of the field, but the Londoners, ' united with the earl of Derby's • great connexions by blood, who are all much at-tached to him* The earl marfhal is become very unpopular, particularly with the citizens of Lon-don, who would willingly put him to death. Three parts erf" the people of England fay, that when you heard the oharge of the earl marfhal, you fhould have alted otherwife than you did, and checked the quarrel by telling them, € You are both my coufins and liege men* and I command that peace be henceforward between you** and that you fhould have taken the earl of Derby by the hand, and led him to your chamber with every token of aiïfe&ion. Becaufe you did not this, the common report» is, that you warmly take the part of the earl marfhal âgainft the earl of Derby. Weigh ' well what we have faid, for we have told, you the truth, and you never had more occafion far good advice than at this moment.9 . ' - E j TfiQ


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