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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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teigft for * twenty-two years in England, and the crown then fall to the houfe of Lancafter. King Henry would never have been king, on the conditions you have heard, if his coufin, Ri-chard, had treated him in the friendly manner he, ought to have donee The Londoners took his part for the wrongs the king had done him and his children, whoih they much compaflionated. When the funeral car of king Richard had re-mained in Cheapfide two hours, it was conduced forward, in the fame order as before, out of the town. The four knights then mounted their horfes, which were waiting for them, and continued their journey with the body until they came to a vil-lage, where there is a royal manfion, called Langley, thirty miles from London. There king Richard was interred : God pardon his fins, and have mercy on his foul I •. Newsi was fpread abroad that king Richard was dead. This had been expe&ed fome time ; for it was well known he would never come out of the Tower alive. His death was concealed from his -queen, as orders had been given for that purpofe Which were prudently obeyed for a confiderable time. All thefe tranfaftions were pcrfc&ly well known in France s and fuch knights and fquires as wifhed for war, looked every moment for orders to attack the frontiers. The councils, how-ever, of both kingdoms, thought it would be for the advantage of the two countries that the truces fhould he renewed^ and for this end different ne-gotiators went to the neighbourhood of Calais. Vtt.Xili G The


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