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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
page 115



mmt; and, as truth is not always agreeable, thefe gallant knights fuffer for it ; but thofe who have now judged them may hereafter have their turn.' Such were the eonverfations of the cfifcontented; Londoners, as well as of the majority of the Englifh people. The carl and his fon were con-nected by blood with the nobleft and richeft fa-milies, who were exafperated by their banilhment -x and among them his brother, fir Thomas Percy,, who had done many very great fervices to the crown of England^ When the earl heard of Us banifliment, he fummoned all his friends and rela-tions ; but .many were with the king and could not attend. On their aflèmbling, he confulte^ them how he Ihould a£t in the difgrâce the king had fo undefervedly heaped on him ; and it was determined to fend to Scôdand, to requeft the king would afford the earl his fon an afylum in that country until affairs Ihould mend, or the king's anger be pacifieâ. This refolution was adopted, and a meflenger fent to the king of Scotland to make the above requeft. King Robert, the earl Archibald of Douglas and the barons of Scotland, cheerfully complied with it, and returned for anfwer, that the kingdom was ready to receive them ; and, if they wanted five or fix hundred lances, they would be inftantly at their fervice, on hearing from them. This anfwer was highly pleafing to the earl of Northumberland and his kindred ; and things remained in this ftate, the earl in his own country among his friends s for king Richard


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