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ter; resolving for this lewd Man's them out of most Places of his 1307. Sake to put Crown, Life, and all Realm, and making great Spoil in in Hazard. And now the insolent Northumberland: Which awakening John OfEarl trives to outgo himself in his King Edward, he marched with a
ford, A. former Courses, consuming the very great Army againAt him, tho B. of King's Treasures and Means, To that many of the Nobles refused to at
Cant. there was not sufficient left for the tend him in this Service, because he Neceflities of the Court ; and draw. delayed to ratify their desired Liing the King into such Debauche. berries, and Provisions for better ries, that the Queen conceived her. Government, so often consented self injured thereby, as well as the unto by himself. At Bannocksbourn Nobles
. Whereupon Gavefton is a the English and Scots Armies came in tbird Time forc'd out of the Realm; Sight of each other, when the Eneinto which he again returned the my left nothing undone that might following Christmas, when the King be for their Advantage, digging bewelcomed him as an Angel from fore their Batallions certain TrenHeaven, and forth with advanc'd him ches, wherein they stuck Marp Stakes, to be principal Secretary ; but the covering them with Hurdles, which Lords, as well Ecclefiaftical as Tem- miserably afflicted the English Caporal, resolved by Force of Arms valry, falling into them at unawares, urterly to extirpare. him, choosing thereby procuring to the Scots the for their Leader in this Design, greatest Victory that ever they had Thomas Earl of Larcaffer. And at over the English. In this Fight King Darbington, this infamous Earl Ga. Eduard did gallantly behave himvejlon was surprized by Guy, Earl felf, nor' would he fly, till by the of Warwick, who conveyed him to Imporcunity of Friends he Waruick Cafile, and in a Place cal- thereunto forced, for his Preservaled Bla klow (afterwards Gaveshead) tion. Now was flain the Earl of caused his Head to be cut off, as á Gloucester, the Lord Clifford, with Subverter of the Laws, and an open other Lords, and about 700 Knights, Traytor to the Kingdom. Which Esquires, and Men of Armories ; Ad caused a lafting Hatred in the Humpbrey de Bohun was taken PriKing to his Nobles, though for the soner, and a great Booty the Scots present the King's Displeasure was gained ; for the English in this Exallayed by the Mediation of the pedition had adorned themselves as Prelates, and especially of Gilbert for a Triumph, with all Sorts of Earl of Gloucefter, who stood Neu- Riches, Gold, Silver, and the like, tral. But whilft the English King in a kind of wanton Manner, corminded only his Pleasure, undaunted responding to the Prince they folBruce (now the received King of lowed. In those Times the Scots Scotland) indufriously profecuted made such like scoffing Rhimes as his Defign, for setting his Country this on the English: ar Liberty from the English, driving
Long Beards Heartless, painted Hoods Witlofs.
Gray Coats Graceless, makes England Thrifiless.
1323. forget his Gavellon, whose Body Place. The Earl of Lancaster, a few ñ with great Pomp he caused to be Days after, was beheaded at Pont
transferred from Oxford to Kings- fract, the Barons and Knights were
the two Roger Mortimers, Time after to return, without the Father and Son, who were com Honour of any Archievement, the mitted to the Tower. Howbeit the Scots also following him at the Heels
, Earl of Lancaster in the North re and so suddenly affailing him, that solved, with what Force he could he was forced to leave bis Treasure procure, to fight for his Securily; and Furniture for Pillage to them. against whom the King marched, Buc by reason of the Interdict which and at Burrow. Bridge encountred the Pope had put the Scots under him ; where Humphrey de Bohun in Favour of the English, a Truce was Nain with a Spear from un. was made beiwixt the two Nations der the Bridge ; and the Earl of for Thirteen Years ; which b:ing Lancaster, with other principal Men, confirmed, Edward took his ProBarons and Knights, to the Num- gress through the Counties of York ber of above Ninety, were taken by and Lancaster, and Marches of Wales, Andrew de Herkly, Captain of Car. from whence the late Seditions had lille, afterwards created Earl of that their Nourishments ; there punith.
ing many severely. Amongst the of Exeter's Head, whom the King 1323. reit be caused Andrew de Herk', to be had left Guardian of London. The degraded, hang'd, drawn and quar- Torver they gained into their poftered, for traiterously taking Partseflion, proclaimed Jon of Eltham with the Scots. Whilst these Things Cuftos of the City and whole Land, were acting, young Roger Mortimer, and set at Liberty all Prisoners. The having corrupted his Keepers, or Queen did the like throughout all potion'd them with a Neepy Drink, the Realm ; by her Order also all escaped out of the Touer, getting banished Men were revoked, whereover into France. The Spencers, Fa. by no small Increase was brought ther and Son, one created Earl of to the Barons Forces. From OxWinchester, the other of Gloucester, ford the Queen marched to Bristol, behav'd themselves exceeding lord- which the besieged and took, and ly, even to the Queen herself, therein Hugh Spencer the Elder, whose Maintenance they abridged, whom the caused, without any to advance their own Wealth. Ma- Form of Trial, to be cut op alive ny Nobles that had been engaged in and quartered, having been first, at the Barons Quarrel, they put to the Clamours of the common People, such excessive Rates for purchasing drawn and hanged in his proper the King's Favour again, that ut. Armories.
Armories. The unfortunate King terly impoverished them. Adam, being now forsaken of almost all Bishop of Hereford, and Henry, Bi. his English Subjects, after much Mop of Lincoln, for the fame Cause wandering, intrusted himself with they deprived of all their Tempo- the Welcb (who still loved him) lysalities. But the Queen and discon- ing hid in the Abby of Neath, till at tented Nobles resolve to clear them- length, after much Search, he was felves of the Spencers; to which found out, and with him young le End the Queen procured Aids out Spencer, Robert Baldock, Chancellor, of Hairaul and Germany, and uni- and Simon de Reading, were ting them with the Barons Forces; ken. King Edward was conveyed marched againft the King, who to Kenilworth Castle, the Lords to fourd but few Friends, because of Hereford, where the Queen lay with the mortal Hatred that the People her Hofi. Spencer, and Simon de generally did bear to the Spencers. Reading were condemned to Death The Queen, lying with her Army by William Truffel, and were both at Oxford, caused the whole Univer- ignominiously, hanged. The difiy to be called together; when in stressed King being now shut up in the Presence of the Queen, Prince, Prison, and without Hopes of any Roger Mortimer, and other Nobles, Redemption, after he had been much the Bishop of Hereford preachd un solicited, at lait yielded to resign to them from that Text, 2 Kings the Crown to his Son Edward ; iv. 19. My Head, my Head aketh : which being granted by the King, Delivering to them the Reasons of the Lords forthwith proceed to the the Queen's coming with her Ar- fhort Ceremony of his Resignation, my; concluding that an aking and chicfly consisting in the Surrender fick Head of a Kingdom was to be of his Crown and Ensigns of Mataken off, and not to be tampered jesty, to the Use of his son Prince wild by any other Physick. “The Edward ; Sir William Truffil thereLoidozers ftood high for the Queen upon, in the Behalf of the whole and Barons, cutting off the Bilhop Realm, renounced all Homage and