The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Vol. 9 Of 20: With a Life of the Poet, Explanatory Foot-Notes, Critical Notes, and a Glossarial Index (Classic Reprint)
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Excerpt from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Vol. 9 of 20: With a Life of the Poet, Explanatory Foot-Notes, Critical Notes, and a Glossarial Index
In October, 1470, Edward made his escape to the continent. The following March he returned, and in about a month was fought the battle of Barnet, where he recovered the throne in spite of Warwick, and therefore had a better chance of keeping it. For this success he was much indebted to the perfidy of Clarence, who, having raised a large body of men by commission from Henry, but with the secret purpose of using them for Edward, threw off the mask a few days before, openly renounc ing his father-in-law, and rejoining his brother. The death of Warwick at the battle of Barnet left Edward little to fear; and his security was scarce disturbed by the arrival of Queen Mar garet, on the very day of that battle, with aid from France; which aid, together with what remained of Henry's late army, was dispatched a few days after in the battle of Tewksbury.
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