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Chronicles: Historie of England Booke Four: Henrie IV

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Published: 1808
Language: English
Wordcount: 47,023 / 145 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.3
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 345
Added to site: 2009.02.27
mnybks.net#: 23561
Genre: History
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[Sidenote: Acts repealed.] was dismissed, and one William Durward esquier was admitted. Herewith were the acts established in the parlement of the one & twentith yeare of king Richards reigne repealed and made void, [Sidenote: Acts confirmed.] and the ordinances deuised in the parlement holden the eleuenth yeare of the same king, confirmed, and againe established for good and profitable. ¶ On the same daie, the kings eldest sonne lord Henrie, by assent of all the states in the parlement, was created prince of Wales, duke of Cornwall, and earle of Chester, then being of the age of twelue yeares.

Upon the thursdaie, the commons came and rehearsed all the errors of the last parlement holden in the one and twentith yeare of king Richard, & namelie in certeine fiue of them.

1 First, that where the king that now is, was readie to arraigne an appeale against the duke of Norfolke, he dooing what perteined to his dutie in that behalfe, was yet banished afterwards without anie reasonable cau

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