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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 185



ÇHAF. XXX. THE EAE|S OK HUNTINGDON AlfD SALISBURY, AND SOME OTHERS, CAVING FAILED TO MURDER TREACHEROUSLY £ING KEN^Y OF LANCASTER, RISE IN ARMS AGAINST HIM.— THEY 4RI PfFEATED Al^D llffEADED, AID THEIR I^EADS SENT TO THE KING* IT was much disputed among the nobles, and in • the principal towns, whether Richard of Bour-deaux was put to death, and nothing more was faid about him, which was but what; he deferred. King Henjy declared, that in regard to thç charges made againft him he much pitied him, and would never confent to his death ; that the prifon whcfe-in he was confined was fufficient punifliment j and that he had engaged his word no other harm fhould be done him, which promife he was re-folved to keep. The enemies of king Richard replied,—c Sire, we fee plainly that compaflion alone moves you thus to fay and aft, but, in fo doing, you are run-ning great rifks ; for, fo long as he fhall be alive, notwithftanding the outward good humour and fincfirity with which he refigned to you his crown, and that in general you have been acknowledged as king, and received the homage of all, there muft remain many attached to him, who ftill pre-fèrve their affedtion, and will inftandy rife againft 178


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