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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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clofed, for Ac cafe required It, and knocked loudly. Thofe within afked, f Who is there ?* The earl replied, * I am Henry of Lancafter, and am come to demand from the king my inheritance ôf the duchy of Lancafter, Tell him fo from me.* f My lord/ anfwered thole who heard htm, * we will cheerfully do it/ and inftantiy afcended to the hall where the king was with thofe of his knights that had for a long time been his chief conn-fellors, and related the mcflage, for he w^s eager to hear who had fo rudely knocked at the gate— f Sire, it is your çoufio the earl of Derby, who is come to demand his inheritance from you/ The king looked at his knights, and afked how he fhould aft, f Sire/ replied they, * this requeft is no way improper : you may allow him to come into your prcfence, with only eleven others, and hear what he has to fay. He is your confie, and à great lord of the country, and can befides, if he pleafe, make up all diffcrçlces % fm he is ex-ceedingly beloved in England, mom especially by the Londoners, • who fent for him beyond fea, and are now in rebellion againft you. You mtaft dit femble until matters be appealed, and the earl of Huntingdon, your brother, arrived. It is unfor-tunate for him and you that he is at this moment at Calais s for there are many in England wfyo now rebel againft you, that, were he by your fide, would remain quiet, and not dare take any part* He is married to the fitter of the carl of Derby, §nd, by his good fenfe and exertions, we hope and


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