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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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difcontented fald,—c Thcfe things arc deferring punifhment, thatpthers might take example ; and Richard of Bordeaux has fo much difgraced him-felf, that he is unworthy of wearing a crown, and ought to be deprived of all honours, and confined to pafs his future life on bread and water, and fubfift on that as he could,' Some of the lower çlafles cried out,—c Sir mayor, you and your com-panions, who arc the diflxibutors of juftice, look that it be done: wç infift upon it, and fpare no man* You fee, by what you have told us, that the cafe requires it, and immediately, for they have convi&ed themfelves/ The mayor and the lawyers retired to the judg-ment-feat, and the four knights wçre condemned to death. .They were fegtenced to be brought before the apartment of the Tower of London in which king 'Richard was confined, that tie might fee them from the windows, and thence drawn on fledges by horfes through the ftreets to Cheapflde, each perfon feparately, and there beheaded, their heads affixed to fpikes on London-bridge, and their bodies hung on a gibbet, and there left. When this fentence was pronounced^ they haf-tencd to execute it. Every thing being prepared, the mayor of London, and the lords who had af-fifted him in this judgment, ftç out from Guildhall with a large body of people, and came to the Tower of London, where they feizçd the four knights of the king, fir Bernard Brocas, the lord Marclais, mafter John Derby, receiver of Lincoln, mi the lord S telle, fteward of the. king's hpufç^ hold, 150


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