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FRANCIS LANCELOTT, ESQ. Queens of England. Vol.1.


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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Queens of England. Vol.1.
page 161

After the marriage, nothing could prenent, in the vain hope or obtaining her vail upon Elizabeth, then a girl of fif-| justly-due dower from her husband's teen, to accompany her lord to Holland Isuccessor, the Earl of Hainault, returned —a perverscness which so enraged the ; to England, where, by perseverance, she King, her father, that, in a fit of pasobtained from the reluctant Earl of Holsion, he seized the golden coronet that land a portion of her dower revenues, encircled her brow, and flung it into the and where, on the fourteenth of November, fire. However, a reconciliation was 1302, she espoused Humphrey De Bohun, speedily effected, and Count John, urged Earl of Hereford and Essex. As in the by pressing state matters, embarked for case of the Earl of Gloucester, the galHolland a few weeks after his marlant Earl of Hereford resigned all his riage, leaving his young bride to follow lands and possessions into the hands of afterwards, which she accordingly did, the King, who immediately afterwards accompanied by her father, in the subre-settled them upon the Earl and sequent August. She resided princiCountess and their lieirs, with a proviso pally at her palace of the Hague. Her that, in default of issue, many of the husband being a weak-minded Prince, estates should revert to the crown. permitted his favourite, Wolphard De The Earl of Hereford was an attached Eorsoncl, Lord of Vere, to rule the state friend and constant companion of Edwith the iron rod of tyranny, which so ward the First, and, by superior skill exasperated the Hollanders, that, in and prowess in the Scotch war, obtained 1299, they rose in insurrection, mura well-earned fame. After the death of dered the rapacious Borsonel, and, to Edward the First, he became one of the prevent a similar occurrence, nominated strenuous opponents to the system of faa Regent in the Earl of Hainault, heir-vouritism pursued by that weak, impopresumptive to the Earldom of Holland. litic monarch, Edward the Second. EliThis act was sanctioned by Elizabeth, zabeth passed much of her time with who, emerging from her previous life of her stepmother, Margaret of France. privacy, exhibited in this hour of trial \ By her second marriage she had a nugreat energy and judgment. But Earl merous progeny, but several of her chilJohn, although a minor, in the sevendren died in infancy. She lived on teenth year of his age, expressed so much terms of great affection with the Earl of annoyance at being deprived of the semHereford, and, dying in child-bed in blance as well as the reality of royalty, May, 1316, found a last resting-place that the regent had scarcely assumed the at the foot of the altar of St. Mary's reins of government when he relinChapel, in the Abbey of Walden, in quished them again in disgust, and, to Essex. add to the embarrassment of affairs, a few Prince Edward of Caernarvon, the weeks afterwards Earl John died of a only surviving son of Eleanora of Casdysentery. tile, succeeded his father, as Edward the The tie being now severed that bound Second. His unfortunate career will be Elizabeth to Holland, she, after lingerhereafter detailed in the memoirs of his ing a few months longer on the conticonsort, Isabella of France.

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