Chronicles : The Historie of England

The Eight Booke of the Historie of England

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Language: English
Wordcount: 22,582 / 73 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.4
LoC Category: D
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Added to site: 2005.09.08
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Genre: History
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ter he had once dispatched such matters for the which he chieflie came, he tooke leaue, and returned [Sidenote: Douer saith _Matth. West._] homeward. But at Canturburie one of his herbingers, dealing roughlie with one of the citizens about a lodging, which he sought to haue rather by force than by intreatance, occasioned his owne death. Whereof when the erle was aduertised, he hasted thither to reuenge the slaughter of his seruant, and slue both that citizen which had killed his man, and eightéene others.

[Sidenote: A fraie in Canturburie betwixt the earle Bullongne and the townsmen.] The citizens héerewith in a great furie, got them to armor, and set vpon the earle and his retinue, of whom they slue twentie persons out of hand, & wounded a great number of the residue, so that the earle scarce might escape with one or two of his men from the fraie, [Sidenote: The earle complaineth to the king.] & with all spéed returned backe to the king, presenting gréeuous information against them of Canturburie,

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