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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
page 158



hold.' They were brought into the court, and each tied to two horfes, in the fight of all in the Tower, who were cye-witneflfcs of it as well as the king, who were much difplcafed, and ip dc-fpair ; for the remainder of the king's knights that were with him looked for fimtlar treatment, fo cruel and revengeful did they know the Londoners to be. Without faying a word, thefe four were dragged from the Tower, through the ftreets to Cheapfide, and, on a fifhmonger's ftall, had their heads ftruck off, which were placed over the gate oh London-bridge, and their bodies hung on a gibbet. After this execution every man retired to his home. King Richard was much afflifted at finding him-felf in fuch danger from the citizens, and that his power was completely gone. He faw that allv. England was againft him j and, if he had fome few friends left, they could not affift him, for his enemies were too numerous. Thofc about him faid i f Sire, we have not, as it feems, any great * hope of faving our lives. When your coufin of Lancafter prevailed on you to yield yourfelf up to him, he promifed that you and twelve of your knights fhould be his own prilbners, and no harm done to them : of thefe, four have juft been put to a difgraceful death : we muft expeét the fame, and will give you our reafons for it. The Lon-doners, who have urged him to do this deed, have made him enter into fuch engagements with them that he cannot aft in any other manner. God will be very merciful to us if we are fuffercd to L 4 die 151


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