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business was begun by some of them and not by all, wherefore it were better that some did bear the blame than all, therefore he commanded them that they should shew what they were that were culpable, on pain to be for ever in the king's indignation and to be reputed as traitors against him. And when they that were there assembled heard that request and saw well that such as were culpable should excuse all the other, then they beheld each other and at last said: ` Sir, behold him here by whom this town was first moved.' Incontinent he was taken and hanged, and so there were hanged to the number of seven; and the letters that the king had given them were demanded again, and so they were delivered again, and torn and broken before all the people. And it was said to them all: ` Sirs, ye that be here assembled, we command you in the king's name on pain of death every man to go home to his own house peaceably, and never to grudge nor rise against the king nor none of his officers ; and this trespass that ye have done the king doth pardon you thereof.' Then they cried all with one voice: `God thank the king's grace and all his council !' In like manner as the king did at Ospringe, he did at Canterbury, at Sandwich, at Yarmouth, at Orwell and in other places in Kent: 1 in like wise he did in all other places of his realm, whereas any rebellion had been; and there were hanged and beheaded more than fifteen hundred. Then the king was counselled to send for his uncle the duke of Lancaster out of Scotland: so the king sent for him by a knight of his house called sir Nicholas Carnefell. The knight rode so long that he came to Edinbro', and there he found the duke and his company and delivered his letters of credence from the king. The duke obeyed, as it was reason, and also gladly he would return into England to his own heritage, and so took his way to come to Roxburgh ; and at his departing he thanked the lords of Scotland of the comfortthat theyhad done to him, as in sustaining him in their realm as long as it pleased him. The earl Douglas, the earl Moray and other of Scotland brought him to the abbey of Melrose. Thus the duke came to Roxburgh and to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and so to Durham and to York, and in every place he found cities and towns ready apparelled, as it was reason. And the same season there died in London a knight called sir Guichard d'Angle, earl of Huntingdon and master to the king. He was reverently buried in the Friars preachers in London. And on the day of his obsequy there was the king, his two brethren, the princess his mother and a great number of prelates, barons and ladies of England, and there did him great honour. And truly this gentle knight was well worthy to have honour; for in his time he had all noble virtues that a knight ought to have. He was merry, true, amorous, sage, secret, large, prewe, hardy, adventurous and chivalrous. Thus ended this gentle knight sir Guichard d'Angle.

CHAPTER CCCLXXXVI

The evil will that the duke of Lancaster conceived in his courage for the refuse that was made him at Berwick : and how the earl of Cambridge arrived in Portugal.

SUMMARY.-The duke of Lancaster had words with the earl of Northumberland, because he was refused admission to Berwick, but the king and other lords made peace between them. The earl of Cambridge with his fleet arrived at Lisbon after suffering great peril on the sea. Philip dArteveld made himself feared and beloved in Ghent. The earl of Flanders la ad siege to Ghent, but finally, the young lord d'Enghien being slain by an ambush, he raised the siege and returned to Bruges. A council was held at Harlebecque, to which twelve notables of Ghent were sent, to make peace with the earl, and certain terms were privately agreed to.
1 'In Kent' is added by the translator, who knows even less about the geography than Froissart. This is due partly to the corruption of the names, for he writes `Germeney' and `Coneulle' for Yarmouth and Orwell.




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