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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 138



Be prtflfcd his march as moch is he*o»uld; andé was joined by ai the countries he pafled through* Nc*rs #as carried ^«o the army of king Richard* of the.,tharch of the earl of Derby add tho Londoners ; but it was known to marfy knights* ftjûires ahd archers, before the king; and feveral healti it who ttrerc afraid to tell hit». When it became jftore public, there were manyjnuri murings in the army j and thofe about the per-fon of the king were exceedingly alamped, for they now faw matters tvere ripe with every, raif-chief and danger to. the king and to. themfelves. They knew they had many enemies in the king-dom ; and that fuch as had hitherto kept up fair . dppearânees, noir the carl Uf Derby Wis come back; Wohld turn againft them. Thus did it hap-pen j for numbers of knights and fquifes, who had ferved the king in this campaign, diflembled, and quitted him without taking leave* or faying they were going away. Some retired to their houfes, and others went ftraight to the earl of Derby and joined his army. As foon as Humphrey of Glocefter, and Richard of Arundel, fon to the late earl; knew for certain of the eàrl of Derby's approach* they left the king* and never ftopped until they had joined him: ' The earl and his army had pafïèd Oxford, and were then at a town called Girenceftcr : he had great joy in receiving his coufins, and afked the ftate of king Richard* where he was; and how they had managed to quit him. They replied, that they had not fpoken to him of their departure -9 K 2° but 1S1


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