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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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When the earl of Derby firft faw the archbifhop, lus heart rejoiced and he recovered his fpirits. Thofe about him were well pleafed,xfor they con-cluded he had brought fome important intelli-gence frpm England. The archbiftiop, however, did not difcover the caufe of his coming, and, to prevent any fufpicions of it, faid he was on a pilgrimage to Saint Maur des Foflcs, which the carl's attendants believed and were fkisfied. When the archbifhop thought it was time to make the obje5t of his journey known, he took the earl into a private chamber, and there in-formed him of the miferable ftate England was in ; that violence and defolation ruled in many parts, and that, by the king's fault, there was neither law nor juftice : that the Londoners, with fome prelates and valiant nfen, had determined to re-medy thefe evils, and that for this he had been fent by them to fay, that if the carl would return, to England (for he was wafting his time in France)* they would make him king : Richard of Bordeaux had done, or confented to fo many atrocious afts, that the people were indignant, and refolved to rife againft him. * Now is the time, or never/ added the archbifhop, c for you to feek your de- • chefter 1204. It belonged9 at the period we are now fpeaking of, to the dake of "Berry —*SauvaI Ami'jmth it Paris. **There (terns a miftake as to the name of the bimop of Wiicheler, Peter de Rupibus was bifliop 1204» and died 1238. ' This hôtel de Vinchefter is pronounced, by corruption, Bkctre, mi was conrertcd into a bridewell, before the Révo-lution* for diibrderly women. livcrance,


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