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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 163



and handfbmcones in the houfehold of the prince it Bourdeaux. ' Such is the report of this country, which your conduâ has confirmed s for you have ever (hewn ' great afFe&ion to the French, and an inclination to live on good terms with them, to the lofs and dis-honour of England. Becaufe my uncle ofGloèef-ter and the carl of Arundel wifhed you would loy-ally defend the honour of the kingdom, by follow-ing the fteps of your ancestors, you have trcachc-roufly put thçm to death.* t c With regard f» me, I have ' taken you under my pnyeftioo, and will guard and prcferve your life, fhrough compailion, as long as I (hall be able. I will likewise entreat the Londoners in your behalf, and thç heirs of thofe you have put to death- ' Many thanfcs/ anfwere4 thç king : c I have greater confidence in you than in any other perfon in England.* € You are in the right,* replied the dukç i € for, had I not ftepped forward between you and the people, they would have feized you, and difgracefully killed you, in return for all your wicked ads, which are the c^ufe of the dan-gerous date you arc now in.1 King Richard heard vall this patiemly, for ht law that neither arguments nor force • could avail, and that refignation and humility were his only ' arms. He therefore humbled himfelf exceedingly to the duke, carneftly begging that his' life might f)e ipared. The duke of Lancafter remained with


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