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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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Perby, who in like manner made his prepar^ticpf for obeying his fentencc of banifhfjient* . When the day of his exile drew neajr, he went to Eltham, where the king rcfidedf He found there his father, the duke of York his uncle, and with them the earl of Northumberland, fir Henry Percy his fon, and a great many barons and knight* pf England, vexed that his ill fortune fhould force him out of England. The greater part of them accompanied him to the prefence of the king, to learn his ultimate pieafure as to this banifliment. The king pretended that he was very happy to fee thefe lords : he entertained them well, and there was a ful) court on the occafion. The earl of Salifbury, and the earl of Huntingdon who had married the duke of Lancafter's daughter, were prefent^ and kept near to the earl of Derby, whe-ther through çiiffimularion or not I am ignorant. When the time for the earl of Derby's taking leave arrived, the king addrefTed his coufin with ' great apparent humility, and faid, f that as God might Help him, the words which had palled be-tween him and the lord marfhal had much vexed him I and that he had judged the matter between then* to the beft -of his underftanding, and to fatisfy the people, who had murmured greatly at this quarrel. Wherefore, coufin,* he added, * to fefieve yoii fbmewbat of your pain, I now remit four years of the term of your banifhment, and reduce it to fix years inftead of ten. Make your preparations, and provide accordingly/ * My lord,* replied the earl, « I humbly thank youi 5f


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