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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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the night, and carried over to Calais, where he was ftrangled. This caufed a great noife in alt parts of England, and propofals were made for dethroning the kings but the duke of lancafter, with his ufual prudence and wifdom, although the duke of Glocefter was his brother, and he wa* forely affiled by his death* confldering he çotfd not reffioee him to life and the çonfequenecs that ipgh| enfue, again appealed thefc difcontent$ 4 mA fcjs nephew, king Richard, was more feared than cvçr. The king ought to have remembered all theft eircumftances, and likewife that the earl of Derby was the moft popular man in England with every deftription of men, and fhould therefore inftantly^ on the death of his father, have reeled him* But the king had no fuch inclination : on the con-trary, he immediately lent his officers to take po& feflion of his lands and feize their rents, declaring that, during his banifhment, neither the earl nor his family fhould receive any of his revenues ii\ England. He alfo, to the great vexation of fuch, as were attached to the carl or his children, dif-pofed of feveral eftates in the duchy of Laucaftc* to fome of his knights, and to whoever afked for them. The Englifh barons greatly blamed him for this, and faid,—c It is clear the king of Eng-land bears no good will to his coufin, the earl of Derby, when he rcfufes to recal him, and fuffer him to take pofleffion of his inheritance* ' He would, with his children, be a grand fupport W the crown, and a ftafF to lean on, but he a£ks quite contrary, by thus keeping him out of tho kingdom* m


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