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the Tower.

The Parliament being affembled in February (S) 1389,
feveral Perfons were accufed of High-Treafon, and fen-
tenced to divers Punifhments. TrefiUan, Brembar (9),
and fome other Knights and Gentlemen were hanged at
Tyburn. The reft of the Judges, with the Bifhop of Chi-


from the Council-Board the Duke of Glocejler his Uncle,
the Earl of JFartvick, and fome others, whom he did not
like, put fuch in their room as he believed more pliant
to his Will. This Proceeding was not in it felf ftrange,
fince it was in his Power to make thefe Alterations.
However, it was remarked, he had never given lefs
Signs of Prudence, which thofe who begin to be of Age
are fuppofed to have, than in the choice of his new Mi-
nifters, who Were by no means qualified for their Pofts.
Accordingly it was not long before Diforder and Con-
fufion were vifible in the Publick Affairs. The Fzvo- The Duie tf
rites firft care was, to infinuate to the King, that the Gloccl1 "
Duke of Glocejler had ill Defigns upon his Perfon, Butu^T


( 1 ) Hemy of Bullingbroh.

(2) At Babbclakt, near Burfird. Walfim. p- 332.

(3) His own Brother Edmund Jt la Pcir, who was Governor of the Cattle, refufed to harbour him, without the Confcnt of the Lord William
Beaucbamp, Governor of the Town, who lent him back as a Prilbner into England. The Lord Beaucbamp was fent for over, and committed Prifcuier
upon this account Ibid.

(4) Alexanlfcr Nevil. He was fucceeded by Thomas Arundel Biituo's of Ely. Rymcr's Feed. Tom. VII. p. c-a Waft, r -■'6

(5) John Fordbam, and Ihmas Rufyke. Ibid. p. 333, 3,r ' >' " "

16) The Lords Zcucbi, Haringivcrib, Bum!, and Bcmcnd', and alfo Sir liberie de Vtri, Sir Baldwin Bereford, Sir Richard Addcbury, Sir Job*
Worth, Sir Thomas Clifford, Sir John Lot.iI, Sir isimcn Barley, Sir Thomas Trivet, Sir Nicholas Brembar, Sc±_ Waljmgb. p. 334.. Knighton, Col,

(7) The Lady Mmien, the Lady de Motyng, and the Lady Poynings. Walfing. p. 334. Knightlm, Col. 2705.

(S) On F,b. 3. I3 S3. They granted the King half a Tenth and half a Fifteenth. Ryner's Feed. Tom. VII. p. 620. And a Subfidy of Wool,
Skins, and Wool-fells, over and above the old Cultom ; viz. of every Sack of Wool, forty fix Shillings and Eight-pence; of every Lalt of Skins,
tour Pounds, f:x Shillings and Eight-pence; of Denizens, and of Aliens, four Pounds, thirteen Shillings and Four-pence. Rot. Pari. 11. Ri;. 1. N.
1, 16. Cotton s Abridg. 332. There was another Parliament at Cambridge after Harvtft, in which the Clergv granted a Tenth, and the Laity »
Fifteenth. IValfingbatr., p. 335. Knighton, Col. 2729. In this Parliament John Holland, the King's Half-Brother, was created' Earl of Hunting-
don. lvid.

(9) Brembar was beheaded. See Knighton, Col. 272G.

(10) They had Allowances made them out of the Exchequer, for their M intenanre, as follows: Fuhhorf, forty pounds per Annum, Burgb, fort»
Marks; Beianap, lorty Pounds; Holt, forty Marks; and Cay and Lokton, twenty Pounds per Annum a-piecc. Rymtrs Feed. Tom. VII. p. cor,

(11) Seeths Articles exhibited againfl them in Knigbton, Col. 2715, &c.

(12) See the Form of it in Rymer's Fad. Tom. VII- p. C71.

(13) Or rather of his Father, Archibald Douglas Earl of Calway. See Bucban. I. 9.

(14) Thomas de Arundel, Archbifhop of York,

( 1 5 j William Wukham, Founder of Wistett/ler School and New-College its Oxford. Walfmgham, p. 3^7,

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Vol I.


Return tf
til Duke "/

the Duke fo fully vindicated his Innocence, that the King
•was afhamed of giving Ear to fo groundlefs a Charge.
He would not however, fuffer the Duke to profecutc
his Accufers, though they v/c-re confuted in his pre-


Whilft Richard was apprehenfive of the Attempts of
this Uncle, who was reprefented to him as a very dan-
gerous Enemy, he faw another arrive, who was no lefs
formidable. This was the Duke of Lancajler, who was
returned from the Spanijh Expedition ( 1 ). The Progrefs
'" ~ y c " 79 ' he had made in that Country, had at length obliged the
King of Cajlile to make a Treaty with him, promihng
to pay down fix hundred thoufand Livres, with a yearly
Penlion of forty thoufand (2), during the Lives of him
and his Duchefs. This Treaty was followed hy a Mar-
riage of the Princefs Catherine, the Duke's Daughter by
ConJlantia, with Henry, eldeft Son of the King of Cajlile,
on account of which the Duke and Duchefs refigned
their Pretenfions to that Crown.
-Ibe King is Though Richard was not very well pleafed with the
'thUnd,!! Duke of Lancajhr $ Arrival, he received him however
Walling. ' with fuch Carelles, as gave room to hope for a happy
Union in the Royal Family for the future. This hope
was confirmed by the Reconciliation procured by the
Duke of Lancajler f 3 ), between the King and the Duke
of Glocejler ; a Reconciliation feemingly fo fincere on the
King's fide, that all the World was deceived. Notwith-
ftanding thefe fair Appearances, the Duke of Lancajler %
Prefence was very grievous to Richard. This may be
judged by the Price wherewith he was willing to pur-
Ht gives c h a f e his Abfence. To attain his Ends, he made him
fbToTJlj the richeft Prefent that a King of England could then
tanrafter. make a Subject, by inverting him with the Duchy of
Wailing. Guicmie, with the fame Privileges as were granted to the
vn. p u 6' j9 . late Prince of Wales, the King's Father. As he had
7*7.' never any Affection for him, his making him fo noble a

Froiffart, p re f enc , cou ld be only with a view to remove him from

England (.\).
The Earl tf Shortly after the Earl of Derby, eldeft Son of the
Derby gus Tj uke { Lancajler, went (5) and bore Arms in Prujfia,
PreffiaT""' where he fignalized himfelf by many gallant Actions.
Wailing. Whilft this Prince was endeavouring to gain a Reputation
Knighton. j,y v,j s warlike Exploits, Richard palled his time in Sham-
Fights. He fpent immenfe Sums in Tournaments, which
gave occafion to compare him, very much to his Dif-
advantage, with his Coufin the Earl of Derby who was in
great Efteem (6).

Whilft the King was employed in thefe Diverfions,
the Parliament revived a Statute, enacted in the Reign
of Edward III, and confirmed in this. By this Ait it
was made High-Treafon to bring into the Kingdom
Provifions from the Court of Rome, without the King's
Licenfe. A Nuntio, fent to England upon this ac-


Statutes a'

gainfi the





Afl. Tat.

VIL P . 6-:, count (7), made a great Noife, and even threatned that the
6 9 3< Pope would proceed to Extremities. But his Menaces

were incapable of obliging the Parliament to annul the
Act. All he could obtain was a Reprieve for this new
fort of Offenders, till the enfuing Parliament (8).
Excejfi-uc Though a terrible Plague, and a Famine no lefs in-

E b t Ki" ° f tolerable, then afflicted England, the King, who was ex-
Waiii'ng.' ceffively fond of Pageantry and Pomp, retrenched none
Knighton, of his Diverfions or Expences, which ran out to prodi-
gious Sums. He is faid to entertain daily fix thoufand
Perfons. He valued himfelf upon furpaffing in Magnifi-
cence all the Sovereigns of Europe, as if he had been
poffeffed of an inexhauftible Fund of Treafure. In his



Kitchen alone, three hundred Domefticks were employed,
and the Queen had the like Number of Women in her
Service. The Courtiers i'o readily obtained whatever they
asked, that the King's Favours were the lefs valued. In
fhort, he affected in every thing a Profufenefs, which
could not but be very chargeable to his Subjects, and
by a neceffary Confequence draw on him their A-

As his Revenues were not fufficient for fo manv Ex-
pences, he had a mind to try to obtain fume Affillance
from the Londoners. But, not to frighten them, he was
contented firft to fee how they flood affected, by borrow-
ing only a thoufand Pounds, probably with defign not to
confine himfelf afterwards to fuch a Trifle. How incon- T&Londo.
fiderable foever this Sum was, he had the vexation to be"""/' -'-'"
refilled in a very mortifying manner, even to the cutting IO ool.
in pieces by the Populace an Italian Merchant, who otTer- Walling,
ed to lend the Money himfelf. Richard highly relented
this Affront, which he loon after found an opportunity
to revenge. Under colour of punifhing a Tumult of "■'*«•
little confequence, raifed by a Baker's Apprentice, he ^\jjj :r
dripped the City of all her Privileges (9), took away her Knighton,
Charter, and removed the Courts ofjuftice to York. It Canon.
is true, he afterwards reftored the whole, but the Londo- J™ jL '
ncrs were obliged to redeem their Charter with a Prefent homy.
of ten thoufand Pounds, and two Gold Crowns. But Ad. Pub.
though they paid dearly for refilling to lend the King a ^, ' P ^. 7 . IJ *
thoufand Pounds, it was nothing in companion of the
Prejudice the King himfelf received by it. By this Pro-
ceeding he entirely forfeited the Affection of the Citizens,
who made hira fenfible afterwards, how dangerous it
is for a King of Etigland to have London for his Ene-
my (10).

In the beginning of the Year 1393, arrived at London 1391.
Deputies from the Englijh fettled in Ireland, imploring Rebed.M i»
Afliftance againft the Natives (11). For fome time there 1 " :li "_ i -
had been frequent Infurrections in the Illand, which a Lns "
fhowed, the Irijh wanted to fhake off the Yoke of the
EngliJI). Thefe Diforders Ihould have had a fpeeuier Re-
medy, but Richard too much addicted to his Pleafures,
had neglected the Affairs of Ireland, as if he had been
wholly unconcerned. At laft, the Mifchief was fo in-
creafed, that he could not, without hazarding the Lois of
the Illand, any longer delay applying a fuitable Remedy.
The Duke of Glocejler offered to go and fupprefs the
Rcbels(i2) ; butthe King not thinking proper to truft him J^* ^
with the Command of an Army, refolved to go him- s 7rTi r "
felf. In this Refolution he called a Parliament (13), which land,
granted him a large Sum as well for the Irifli War, as for f^f'"'""
the Charges of an Embaffy of the Dukes of Lancajler and France.
Glocejler, who were to negotiate a final Peace with Knighton.
France. But this Affair came to nothing, by an Accident J^'j. 1 *
which prevented the meeting of the Plenipotentiaries be- 1. 3. c . u 7 .
tween Ardres and Guijnes, according to Agreement. Aa - Pub.
King Charles, who was from time to time feized with a ""P-7'4-
Diftemper, which deprived him of his Underftanding, be- sictnefscf
ing come to Abbeville on purpofe to let the Englijh fee he Chailes VI.
was in his Senfes, fell into one of his ufual Fits. This
Relapfe occafioned the deferring of the Negotiation to a
more convenient Seafon.

The King's Preparations for his Voyage to Ireland, ,, .
were fomewhat interrupted in the beginning of the Year r><atb „f
1394, by the Funerals of his Queen (14), and of the' 1 ' %?<**.


Ducheffes of Lancajler (is), znd fork (16), who died about , Wal ' ins -

the fame time. It is faid the Queen was a great Fa-
vorer of IVicklijf's Doctrine, and, had fhe lived any lon-

(1) He returned to England about the beginning of November. IVa'fir.g. p. 342.

(2) Ten thoufand Pounds. Ibid.

(3) In a Council held at Reading in December, where the Duke ported immediately after hia Return. Ibid.

(4) This was done in a Parliament which met at IPejlminjUt, the Monday after January 14 wherein King Richard was declared of full Age. This
Parliament granted forty Shillings on every Sack of Wool; of which ten Shillings were to go to the King's prelent Occalions, and the other thirty
Shillings to be referved in the Hand* of Commifiioners appointed by Parliament, and not to be l'pent unlel's in cafe of War. In this Parliament it was
matted, That the King nVuid not extend his Pardon to any Perfons convicted of Murder. Ret. Pari. 13. Sic. Ii. A'. 1, SccColtcns Abridg. p. 332.

In this Parliament alio, Edicard, eldeft Son of the Duke of Tort, was created Earl of Rutland, with a Penfirn of eight hundred Mark.', iiiiiing out

of the Town of Otcbam in that County. Cotton's Abridg. p. 332. rValjing. p. 343.

(5) With a thoufand Knights. Knigbtcn, Col. 2737.

(u) This Year was fiain at a Tournament "John Hajlings, the laft Earl of Pembroke of that Family : In which it is remarkable, that none of the Sons
c\cr faw his own Father, the Father dying always belore the Son was born. IValf. p. 343.
(">) Bv Pope. Bmiface IX. Idem. p. 344.

(8) This Parliament met at Wefmtnfltr, November :2, and granted the King half a Tenth, and half a Fifteenth, which they offered to make whole
ones, lb as the fame was only employed upon the Defence of the Realm ; and upon condition that the Staple was removed from Calais to England, and fu
continued. Cotton's Abridg. p. 338. Waif. 346.

(9) On May 25. In a Council then held at Stanford. V/alf. p. 347. Knighton.

(10) This Year a Parliament met at rVcjimirjier on November 3, which granted the King one Tenth and a half, and one Fifteenth and a half. Cotton '.
Abridg. p. 341, 341.

(11) King Edward III, tiled to receive from that Kingdom thirty thoufand Pounds yearly; but after his Dcceafe, the Englijh fettled there, flocked
to England in fuch Numbers, that the reft remained not only expo'l'ed to the Depredation of the Natives, but it coil the King thirty thoufand Marks
a Year to preferve that part of the Illand belonging to him. Whereupon he ordered all that belonged to Ireland to repair thither on pain of death.
IValf. p. 350.

(12) He had lately been created Duke of Ireland. When his Forces were juft ready to embark, he was recalled to the great Prejudice both of England mi
Ire/and. For upon the Report of his coming, almoft all the petty Kings of Ireland refolved to fubmit to the Enghjh. Ibid.

(13) This Parliament met at If'inchefler on 'January 22. The Clergy granted the King a Tenth, and the Loids and Commons a Fifteenth. Half
p. 349. Knighton, Col. 2741.

(14I She died on June n, at Shene in Surrey, and was buried at IVefiminflcr, Augufi 3. Rymer's Ford. Tom. VII. p. 776.

(ic.) Confiar.ria, Daughter of Pedro the Cruel King oi Cajlile. (See above, p. 442.) She was buried at Liicejler. Knighton, Col. 2741-

Ji6) Ifabella, Sifter of C'.njantit. She was buried in the Church of theFrierj Preachers at King's LangUy in Hertford/bin, M'ajmg. p. 350.



Book X.




The King
goes to Ire-
land, and
makes lime
Knii 1 hton,
Act. Tub.
VII. p. 782


Dcjigis of
tie Lollards
icbi'b oblig
lie Clergy
10 fend it
the King.

The King''
'Tries to/up'
frefs the

The Corpfe
if the Duke
ef lieland
is brought
into Eng-


Tie (J af-
cens refi'fe
to acknow-
ledge the
Duke of
I. 4. c. 1 1

ger, would have raved the Lollards (1), (To Wicklifs
Followers were called, many of the Calamities they
afterwards indured. The Departure of the Duke of Lan-
cajler, their chief Patron, who was gone to take poifef-
fion of the Principality of Guienne, not a little contribu-
ted to haften the Defigns of their Enemies, who im-
proved thefe favorable Junctures to perfecute them.

How great foever Richard's Grief was for the Death
of the Queen, he fet out however for Ireland, accor-
ding to his Project (:). He arrived there in Septenf
ber°(i), and at firft made fome Progrefs againft the Re-
bels. But as the Seafon would not permit him to proceed,
he went to Dublin, where he held a Parliament, whilft
the Duke of York affembled another in England (4J,
which granted a Subfuly for profecuting the Irtjb War.

Richard was preparing to take the Field again, when
the Atchbifhop of York, and Bifhop of London, arrived
from England, to intrcat him in the Name of the Cler-
gy, to haitcn his return. They even intimated, that the
leait Delay might bring an irreparable Damage to Religion.
The Foundation of this great Alarm was, that in the late
Parliament, the Lollards had made Inltances to fet on
foot a Reformation of the Church (;)• As they had ma-
ny Friends in the Kingdom, and in the Parliament it-
felf, the Clergy were afraid they would proceed to this
Reformation. For which Reafon, the two deputed Pre-
lates fo magnified the Danger Religion was in, that £*■
chard immediately departed for England (6), leaving to
the Earl of March the management of the War. Upon
his Arrival at London, he took certain meafures with the
Clergy to fupprefs the Seel; of the Lollards, and com-
pelled Sir Richard Story publickly to abjure their Dodrine,
threatning to punilh him with Death if ever he relapfed

to that Sect.

Shortly after, was brought into England, by the King s
Order, the Corpfe of the Duke of Ireland, who died at
Louvain. This Object reviving the King's Affection,
he caufed the Coffin to be opened, that he might once
more have the Pleafure to fee the Man whom he had fo
tenderly loved. Then he ordered him a magnificent Fu-
neral, and was pleafed to honour it with his Prefence, as
Edward II, had formerly done with regard to Gave-
Jlon. But the Nobility would not fhow that Refpeft to
a Favorite, of whom they had fo much Caufe to com-
plain. So that, like Edward II, Richard was atten-
ded at the Funeral Pomp, with only fome of the Cler-
gy (7).

Whilft the King was employed in his Irijh Expedition,
the Duke of Lancajler, who was gone to Bourdeaax to
caufe his Sovereignty to be acknowledged, had met with
unexpected Obltacles. The Gafcons, pretending, their
Country was infeparably united to the Crown of Eng-
land, maintained, it was not in the King's Power to
alienate it. This pretenfion was itrengthened with a
motive of Intereft, which confirmed them in their Ob-
ftinacy. They faid, if they were once feparated from
England, they ran the risk of being deprived of the only
Proteftion, capable of preventing their falling under the
Dominion of France. For this reafon, they aflerted che
Alienation in queftion was equally prejudicial to themlelves
and the Crown of England. It was objeaed, that they
had never made the fame Scruple with regard to the
Prince of Wales, the King's Father. But they replied,
there was a wide Difference between that Alienation and
this. That the firft being made in favour of the next
Heir to the Crown, was to be only for a time, where-
as this might eafily happen to be for ever. After feveral
Contefts on this Subject, which lafted fome time, the King


refolved at length to revoke the Grant, to which the
Duke of Lancajler, fince he could not help it, readily
fubmitted. To comfort him in fome meafure for this W*
lofs, the King gave him leave to marry Catherine Rowet, *£"' '
Widow of Sir Thomas Swinfird (S). The Duke hiici u* Tajiardt
long kept her as his Miftrefs, and had by her feveral Chil- '«'"»«• <
drcn, who were legitimated by the King and Parliament, yf' ''"j -
by the Name of Rcaufert. Some time after, the King ' P ' ' i9 '
created the eldeft, Earl of Somerfet (9).

Before the Duke of Lancajier'% Arrival the King had Richard
fent Ambaffadors to France (10), to demand in marriage"" 2 "'"'''-*
IfabtUa, Daughter of Charles VI. The Court of France fZ$,
had at firft rejected this Propofal, becaufe the Princefi vnbDaugtttr.
but feven Years old, and belides was promifed to the u ^"";t-
Duke of Bretagnc. However, notwithstanding thefe va p."sLi,
Difficulties, the Marriage was concluded, in a°fecond 3uj 81;", '
Negotiation, and withal, a twenty eight Years Truce, be- i J a \ r
tween the two Crowns. Shortly alter, both the Kings r™, "
met between Ardrcs and Calais, under Tents pitched on f^flirt.
purpofe, where the two Courts difplayed all their Magni- ', ** '" '1'
licence, and where the Treaty was figned and the Nup- hiimi'm of
tials folemnized (11). Richard is faid to expend on this'""'"'
occalion three hundred thoufand Marks, a Sum far ex-
ceeding that of two hundred thoufand, which he received
in deduction of what was promifed him with his Queen.
The Duke of Glocejler, who liked neither the Marriage IT* Duke cf
nor the Truce, could not forbear fbowing his Difcontent. ' ;l
He frankly told the King, it would have been more ad-rZXJ.'
vifcable to attempt, by a vigorous War, to recover what Walling.
England had loft in France, than to enter into an Alli-
ance with a Crown, that had all along gained more advan-
tages by Treaties with the Englijh, than by the Succefs of
its Arms.

The King's ufual Expence, with the Charges of his i,n~.
late Marriage, having entirely drained his Exchequer, and The Kttfi
even obliged him to barrow large Sums, there was a ne- '•"'#'"
ceffity of recurring to extraordinary Ways to fill his (vTlfrng.'
Coffers. Though the Parliament which met in the be
ginning of the Year 1397 (12), granted him a very con-
fiderable Sum, it was not fufficient to enable him to pay
his Debts. Befides, he took occafion to increafe the Ex-
pence of his Houfhold, from a Report that the Electoral
Princes had caft their Eyes upon him, to raife him to the
Imperial Dignity, and thereby reduced himfelf to ftill
greater Streights. As he was afhamed to demand a frefh H < «««'« »/»
Supply from the Parliament, he had recourfe again lo c f','''* ul
Borrowings, or rather to extorted Grants, which°he ex- ttZjfetti
acted from the Rich. There was not a Lord, Bifhop, "'>'■
Gentleman, or rich Burgefs, but what was obliged to lend WJfil *
him Money, though it was well known he never defined
to repay it. But though this Method of raifing Money
upon the People, had ever been confidered by the Englijh,
as one of the greateft Bleaches of their Privileges, it oc-
cafioned no Commotion. Every one was intimidated,
and though this Injuftice was highly refented, it was taken
patiently, in hopes it would be the laft.

The Reftitution of Cherbourg (is) to the King of Na- lie gives cf
vane, and of Breji to the Duke of Bretagne, was not B '" R " id
looked upon with the fame Tranquillity. Though thefe waTfin".' 2 '
two Places belonged not originally to England, the Eng- Act. Pub.
HJh had been at fo great an Expence, in aiding the Princes, vn - P- "5 5 >
to whom they appertain, that they might have been Tupjuick
juftly kept till the whole was repaid. This occafioned a tumm at
general Diffatisfaction, and the more, becaufe it brought "'
the King but an inconfiderableSum, which was alfo lavifh-
ed away in needlefs Expences. It is true he pretended,
his Engagement to reftore thefe Places after a Peace, or
a long Truce with France, made this Reftitution necef-

(0 They were fo called, either from Walter Lollard, a German, who flourilhed about the Year 15:5, cr alfc from the Word Ltlium, fignifying Dirr.il
or Tares • became they were reputed as Tears lowed by the evil one in the Field of God's Church.

(2I And in the beginning of this Year held a Parliament at Wcfnnnfler, viz. on Jan. 29. wherein the Lords and Commons granted him, fcr three
Years a Subfuly upon Wools, Wool-fells, fife. Twelve-pence ot every Pound of Merchandize, and three Shillings of every Tun of Wine, imported
or exported. Cotton's Ahridg. 351, 35?- **•/** ffjfi* „ ... „ , . . „, „.

(3) Attended by the Duke of Ghctfter, the Earls ot March, Nottingham, Rutland, &c. Waging, p. 351.

(!) This Parliament was held at Wejlmmfter on Jan. 29, not by the Duke ol Glocejler, as Kaput lays by miltake, but by Edmund Duke of Tort,
who had bc«n left Regent. The Duke of Glocejler, whom the King had carried along with him to Ireland, repaired to England to fet forth the King's
Wants. See Waling, p. 351. In this Parliament the Clergy granted the King a Tenth, and the Lords and Commons a Fifteenth. Cotton t Abridg. p. 358.
Rot. Pari. xS. Rio. a. M. 13- *>-• Waif, p. 351. .«,»...«,

(5) They delivered a Rcmoiiltrance into the Houfc by Sir Thomas Latimer, and Sir Richard Story, againft the Corruptions of the Church, containing
twelve Articles, Waif. Ibid.

(6) In the beginning of May. _

(7) He was hurt by a wild B. ar, in Hunting, whereof he d:ed. Being brought to England in Ntmmbtr, he wss buried at £jr/'< Coin in FJjix,
Hr was fucceeded in his Ellate and Honour of E.11I of Oxford, by Alberic de Vere his Uncle. Kmglton, Col. 2727. Dugda.'e'l Bann. Vol. I. p. 195.

(S) This Woman was born in Haynau.'t, and Daughter of Sir fain Roviet, or Ruet, a Knight of that Country: She was, in her Youth, brought
up in the Duke of Lancajlcr\ Hou.c," and waited on his rirft Wife Blanch, but afterwards became the Duke's Concubine. Slew's jinn. p. 3:2. Fr-.'JJart,

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