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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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• .M* Lancafter avoided all the large towns and faitfcfj by keqring in the open country^ for fear of infer* re&ions of the people. The duke diibaflded a great part of his army, faying* f he had enough for the? completion of his bufinçfs, as the king could not now fly nor efcape from him* We will carry him and his advifcrs to London, and fecurely place them in the Tower. They are my prifoners, and I can take them any where : return, therefore, to your homes until you ihall again hear from me/ All affented to this propofal of the duke, who took the direft road to Windfor % and the London-ers, except thofe he had kept with him, went to their homes. The duke of Lancafter, on leaving Windfor, did not follow the road to Colnbrook, but that to Shene, and dined with the king at Chertfey. King Richard had earneftly. requefted his coufin not to carry him through London, which was the reafon they had gone this road. As foon as the Londoners were maftcrs of tl# king, they fent fome of the principal citizens m queen Ifabella, who refided with the lady of Coucy at Leeds-caftle. She was next in rank to the •queen ; and they addreffed her,—-f Lady, mafee preparations of departure, for you muft not longer remain here. Take care, on quitting the queen, that you ftiew not any tokens of anger at being difmifled, don, the mayor and the companies ix* their liveries, with great noife of trumpets, met the duke, doing more reverence to him than to the king, rejoicing that God had Cent them futb a prince, that had conquered the realm withk HM moron's ipace,' Ire. Stmv/i Cbrmcle, by Howes, pp. $tt§ $iy


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