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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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apd his advifçrs had. in a fliort time fo much to do, that they had no leifure to attend to the earl of Northumberland, nor' to fay to him, c Quit the kingdom, or we will force you/ They were obliged to give up all thoughts but for their own fafety, as you will hear in the courfe of this hiftory. CHAP. XVII. THE ENGLISH, AND PARTICULARLY THE LON-DON SRS, RISE IN FAVOUR OF THE EARL OF DIRBY AGAINST KING RICHARD. T\URING the time king Richard was holding his court at Briftol and in that neighbour-hood,-there was a general infurre&ion of the people of England* The courts of juftice were clofed ; at which many of the prelates, barons and pru-dent part qf the people, who only wanted for peace and to pay what was lawful, were much de-jected. A ftop was put to all traffic, for mer-chants dare not travel for fear of being robbed, and having no courts to apply to for redrefs. All tjwfc things were very prejudicial, and contrary to the ufual cuftoms of the country ; for in general all people, labourers and tradefmen, lived peace-ably, and followed their occupations without hin-' 4rance, but it was now quite the contrary. When merchants went with their goods from tQwa tQ another* and had any money in their purfes, 109


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