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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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aflîftaiice, they would never have accomplifhed their enterprife. King Edward was made priftjnef at Briftol, and carried to Berkeley-caftle,. where he died. His advifers were all put to death with much cruelty ; and that fame day king Edward IIL W45 crowned king of England, in the palace v( Weftminfter. The Londoners remembered all thefe circum-stances very well ; for the children of thofe days, ijow become men, had often had them told by their fathers, and others read them in the chronicles of thofe times. They therefore faid to one another privately, —c Our anceftors, in former days, provided a remedy for the mifchiefs that afflicted the country, which were not fo alarming as at this moment : if this wicked king Richard be fuf-fered to rule according to his pleafure, we muft all be ruined, and the country deftroyed. Ever fince. he began his reign, the kingdom has not prof-pered to the degree in which it did before : he fhews no figns of being the fon of the prince of Wales i for, if he were his fon, he would follow his manners, and take pleafure in imitating his prowefs, inftead of idly dallying with ladies, and fpending his time among them, or putting bis confidence in thofe who have neither weight nor fenfe but in amaffing treafures and deftroying England. Have not the traitors near his perfoi* infamoufly murdered that valiant duke of Glocef-ter, becaufe he faw clearly public affairs were badly governed, going on from bad td worfe, and. fpoke boldly the truth concerning them ? Have they not alfo put to death that gallant knight the 112 -


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