Warwick castle and its earls : from Saxon times to the present day . the appointment of Lords Ordainers, who were tohold office for a year, and make ordinances for thegood of the realm agreeable to the tenor of thecoronation oath. The Earl of Warwick was one ofthese Lords Ordainers. Piers Gaveston had, in the meanwhile, been re-called by the King ; and, while some of the ordinancesdealt with such matters as the reform of taxation,the proper administration of justice, and the regularholding of parliaments, one of them required thefavourites banishment, this time for life. Edward II.first accept

Warwick castle and its earls : from Saxon times to the present day . the appointment of Lords Ordainers, who were tohold office for a year, and make ordinances for thegood of the realm agreeable to the tenor of thecoronation oath. The Earl of Warwick was one ofthese Lords Ordainers. Piers Gaveston had, in the meanwhile, been re-called by the King ; and, while some of the ordinancesdealt with such matters as the reform of taxation,the proper administration of justice, and the regularholding of parliaments, one of them required thefavourites banishment, this time for life. Edward II.first accept Stock Photo
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Warwick castle and its earls : from Saxon times to the present day . the appointment of Lords Ordainers, who were tohold office for a year, and make ordinances for thegood of the realm agreeable to the tenor of thecoronation oath. The Earl of Warwick was one ofthese Lords Ordainers. Piers Gaveston had, in the meanwhile, been re-called by the King ; and, while some of the ordinancesdealt with such matters as the reform of taxation, the proper administration of justice, and the regularholding of parliaments, one of them required thefavourites banishment, this time for life. Edward II.first accepted this ordinance, and then annulled it.The barons were enraged, and the Earl of Warwickwas the most wroth of all. The nickname rankled, and he had sworn to be avenged. Let him call mehound, he had said : one day the hound will bitehim. And the hour when the hound could bite wascoming. 82 -^ The House of Beauchamp The King went north, and the barons marchedagainst him. Let Capgraves Chronicle tell us whathappened next :— When the King had seen that the Lords came. THE SHIELD OF GUY DE BliAUCHAMP, EARL OF WARWICK. /fi the Armoitry 0/Warwick Castle. with such strength, he fled unto Tynemouth, and by thesea led Peter to the Castle of Scarborough, and thereleft him, commanding the country that they stuff theCastle with victuals and with men. But short to say, the Lords took this man, and he prayed them that he 83 Warwick Castle might speak with the King or he died. They wouldhave lodged him in a town close by Warwick, calledDodington, but the Earl of Warwick came withstrength and led him to his Castle. And when theywere in great doubt what they should do with him, whether they should lead him to the King or not, a great-witted man said thus : Many days have yehunted and failed of your game ; now have ye caughtyour prey. If he escape your hands, ye get him notlightly. Soon was he led out, and his head smote off. He was not executed in the Castle, however, buta mile away, at Blacklow H

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