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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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halted, and1 the earl refrefhed himfelf with meat and drink; He there refolved in his own mind, without confulting others, to march with only two hundred horfe, leaving the reft behind, and, when'near the caftlë wherein the king was to en* deavour, by fair fpeeches, to enter the caftle, and cajole the king to come forth and truft to him, who would infupe him againft a}! perils on his road to Condon, engaging that he fhould not fuffer any bodily harm, *nd proipifing to mediate between him md the Londoners, who were greatly enraged againft him* This plan was approved of ty thofc .to whom • he mentioned it ; but be was told,—My lord, beware of any diffimulation in the bufînçfs ; Richard of Bordeaux muft be taken* tfead or alive, with all* the traitors who have been his adyifers, and copdufted to the Tower of Lon-don. Neither the Londoners nor wc will hear any dung to the contrary/ The earl of Derby replied,^* Do not fe*r : what I haye pfopoftd JhaM bç executed If I can, by fipr words, get him out of the caftle, I will do it i but, if he refufe to Jiftçn to me, I fhall inftantly make you acquainted with it. You will advance the main aripy immediately, and we will bcfiege the caftle, and by aflault haye him dead pr alivp, for the place is to be taken.* The Londoners were now fatisficd, and th? earl left the ^rmy with two hundred horfe- They foop came before the caftle, where. the king was (hut up in-one of the chambers much caft 4own. Thf earl and his men rode to the gate, which was clofed, 13«


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