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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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publicly through the ftreets in open day, not to do him honour, but that they might fliew their fcorn, fo much was he hated by them. Coniider how ferious a thing it is when the people rife up in arms agamft their fovereign, more efpccially fuch " a people as the Englifh. In fuch a cafe, there is no remedy ; for they are the worft people in the world, the moft obftinate and prc-fumptuous ; and of all England the Londoners are the leaders,, for, to fay the truth, they are very powerful in men and in wealth. In the city and neighbourhood, there are twenty-four thoufand men, completely armed from head to foot, and full thirty thoufand archers. This is a great force, and they • are bold and courageous ; and the more blood is fpilt, the greater their courage. CHAP. XXT. THE EARL OF RUTLAND, CONSTABLE OF ENG-LAND, HEARING THE KING HAS SURREN- • DÉRED, DISMISSES HIS MEN AT ARMS. FOUR KNIGHTS OF THE KING'S CHAMBER, HAVING lEEN PUT TO DEATH BY THE LONDONERS, HE IS ADVISED BY THOSE WHO WERE IMPRISONED | WITH HIM TO RESIGN HIS CROWN TO THE DUKE OF LANCASTER^ \T7E will fpeak of the earl of Rutland, fon to * * the duke of York, at this time conftable of England, who had remained at Briftol with his brother- 146 *


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