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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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were not fo meet: The king (hewed he wifhed to mediate between them, notwithftanding their words had been very difpleafing to him, and ought; not to be lightly pardoned. He required there-, fore that they fhould fubmit themfelves to his de-* cifion -, and to this end fent the conftablc of Eng- land, with four great barons, to oblige them to promife puaftually to obey it. The conftablc and the lords waited on the two earls, and explained the king's intentions. They both bound thçmfelves, in their prefence, to abide " by whatever fçntence the kipg fhould give. They having reported this, the king faidy—€ Well then, I order that the eari marfhal, for having caufed trouble in this kingdom, by uttering words which he could not prove otherwife than by common report, be baniflicd the realm : he may feek any other land he pleafes to dwell in, but he muft give over all hope of returning hither, as I banifh him for life. I alfo order, tfiat the earl of Derby, our coufin, for having angered us, and becaufe he has been, in fome meafure, the caufe of the earl marfhal's crime and punifhment, prepare to le^ve ' the kingdom within fifteen days, and be baoifbed hence for f}ie term of ten years, without daring to return unlefs recalled by us ; but we fhall re-fcrve to ourfelf the power of abridging this term in part or altogether,* The fentence was fatisfa&ory to the lords pre-fent, who faid $ c The earl of Dprby may readily go two or three years and amufe himfelf in foreign |arts, for he is youn^ enough j and, although hp 56


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