Works of the Camden Society Volume 29

Works of the Camden Society Volume 29

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...and to 9' Y'k that he applied wholly both witt and wisedome. Not longe after ', l', .,"iE' "g' he begann his journey towardes London with an army well appoynted. The rumor of so great insurrection put the citie in passing terror, when every man did see beforehande, that eyther he must be in extreme daunger, or els runne in displeasure of some one or other noble man. When the king knewe of his adversaryes repaire, he levyed an armye, and determined with speed to goe against them, that he might joyne battaile with them in some place of Yorkshire, farre from London, because he held that citie suspected, for the inconstancie of the commonaltie, being desirous of novelties. But he was not past two dayes journey on his way, when he had intelligence that the duke of York, who had taken great journeys, was at hande; then, constrayned to encamp himselfe at St. Albones, he kept his men in armor, and sent in AtH l1el, l1tthe meane time straite commaundement to his adversaryes that "He f st' Albones they should not come against him, nor, like enemies to their W88 slaine diveres greate men on the Kings party. The duke of Somerset buryed at St. A1bones. King H. 6 taken at the battell of St. Al. bones. 1456. countrey, disturbe the people with sedition. While king Henry dealeth in this order, more desirous of peace then warre, Richard earle of Warwick sounded the alarme, and first of all other gave charge upon the kinges souldiers, because the company which he ledd did exceede both in number, and in force of footmen. They on thother side receaved also the charge willingly. They fought fiercely upon both parties, from early in the morning till nine of the clock, with much slaughter, while at the last, more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
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  • English
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  • 9781236801227