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1914 Excerpt: ...companies, dated back to the early days of the
city's resistance to Lancaster. Northampton had received Government
support in 1382, before the King and his party controlled the
Government,1 but when in 1383 he was succeeded in the mayoralty by
Brembre, after a fiercely contested election, it was evident that
the new Mayor had the sympathy of the King.2 On January 22nd, 1384,
Northampton was bound over to keep the peace, but having appealed
at the head of a band of rioters on February 7th, he was sent off a
prisoner to Corfe Castle, condemned to ten years' imprisonment, and
forbidden to come within one hundred miles of the city at the
expiration of his sentence. These disturbances in London were
considerably more than the outcome of local politics, and masked a
struggle between the Court party and the opposition. The
disturbances at the Council board in the following February. were
but a recrudescence of the same phenomena, and in revenge the Court
party hatched a plot against Lancaster. It is said that they
plotted to summon the Duke to the King's presence and have him at
once tried for treason before Chief Justice Tresillian, but getting
wind of the project, Lancaster protested openly to the King and
retired to his castle at Hertford. The Duke's action was
unexpectedly dignified and moderate, a fact explained by his
anxiety to get support for an expedition to assert his claim to the
Crown of Castile. But though a reconciliation was patched up, the
quarrel flared up again during the Scottish campaign later in the
same year, and the Court began to think that the Castilian
expedition would be a solution of their difficulties. 1 Cal. of
Letter Book H., 2oo-2o1. Malverne in Higden, ix. 3o. CaI. of Letter
Book H., 229, 245-246, 248, 264-266; Malverne in Higden, ...
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Kenneth Hotham Vickers
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