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... CHAPTER VI. WYKEHAM IN DISGRACE. A.D. 1376, 1377. "X 7"E resume
the thread of the political story from the June of 1371, when we
saw--at the end of Chapter IV--the clerical ministry in retirement,
and discredited with the country; and a ministry composed of
lawyers managing the war. warunsuccess-But the war continued to be
unfortunate. Duke John, ful in autumn, 1372. it is true, had one
success. He recovered Montpaon, which had surrendered to the
French; but then he disbanded his forces, and returned to Bordeaux.
There he remained till September, quite inactive in spite of French
successes; and then returned to England with his newly-married
wife, Constance, the daughter of Pedro, the late king of Castile,
in whose right he henceforth assumed the title of king of Castile.
Pembroke The winter of 1371--1372 saw a change in the command, he
command Young John Hastings, earl of Pembroke, the anti-clerical
leader of the court party, who had been intended for the king's
son-in-law, was appointed to be commander in Aquitaine instead of
the duke of Lancaster. He set sail with a fleet--raised, it was
noted after the event, by the unjust taxation of the Church--for
Poitou in June, but was intercepted, defeated, and captured by a
Spanish flotilla sent by Henry of Castile to the succour of the
French king. It was a severe blow to the English; the king in
person collected a larger fleet and army than ever, and The king
sets out in person, sailed for Poitou in August, with his three
sons, Edward, but returns. John, and Edmund then earl of Cambridge.
Before he left England, he had summoned a parliament to be held in
October by his grandson, prince Richard, as regent. But after
beating about in the Bay of Biscay for nine weeks, they were
defeated by wind and weather, and forced ...
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