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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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belJa, and her houfehold at Windfor-caftle, and took the road to Briftol, where he laid in ample purveyances and ftores. He had with him full two thoufand lances, knights and fquires, and ten thoufand archers. When the Londoners heard he was fct out, they began to murmur together and fay,—c Well I Richard of Bordeaux has taken the road to Briftol for Ireland. It will be his deftru&ion : never will he return thence to joy, more than his anceftor, king Edward, who governed his realm fo fooliQily, through the counfels of the Defpencers, and paid for it. This Richard of Bordeaux has confided fo long in Weak and wicked counfellors, that it can-not longer be borne/ You muft know, that although many barons,' knights and fquires accompanied the king in his expedition to Ireland, they were much difcontehted with him, and did not follow him with a good will. When they were together, they con ver fed, faying, 1 Our king governs very badly, and too readily Relieves weak counfel.' This was fo often and fo loudly fpoken of throughout the realm, particu- v larly by the earl of Northumberland and his fon Harry Percy, that the king's minifters heard of it, and faid to the king $ c Sire, the earl of Nor-thumberland and his fon Jay things that muft not foe fuffered, " for they want to excite your fubjeds p rife againft you. Every rebel muft be punilhed, one after another, that the greateft barons may fear you, and take example/ f That is true/ replied the king : f how (hall lack 105


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