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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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CHIP. XXiY. " THE LADY OF COUCY IS TAKEN AWAY FROM THE YOUNG QUEEN OF ENGLAND, AND A NEW HOUSEHOLD APPOINTED FOU HER. KING RICHARD IS CONFINED IN THE TOWER OF LONDON. TTAVING mounted their horfes, they departed *• * from Flint-caftle, and Henry Duke of Lan-cafter, whom we fhall no longer call earl of Derby, rode by the king's fide, and at times convcrfed with him. They were furrounded by a large body of men at arms and archers. Thofe of the king's party advanced by themfelves, and the firft town they lay at was Oxford * ; for the duke of Lancafter ^ • « After the king had been curried tô the duke of Lancafter at Cheiier, on the third day the duke departed with his pri-foncr thence to Nantwich ; the next day to Newcaftle, and there the earl of Warwick's fon met them ; and fo journeying fpth, the next day they came to Stafford, and after they de* parted to Lichfield, where the king thought to have efcaped, flipping down into a garden, out of a window of a great tower s but he was efpied, and brought into the tower again. From Lichfield, the duke went to Coventry ; but, before they could come thither, the WeHhmen did them much mifchief, and flew many of them; and the Englifhmen, when they by grea: chance could take any of them, they tied to their horfes* tails, and drew them after them through ways full of Hones, and caufed them to die miferably. « The duke pafied from Coventry to Daventry, the next day to Northampton, from thence to D unliable, aud then to Saint Albans. Within five or fix miles before hit coming to Lon- don. 143


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