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Lords Appellant

Five nobles who appealled (accused) certain favourites/friends of Richard II of England of treason (Nov.1387).

They were: Thomas of Woodstock, Duke of Gloucester; Richard FitzAlan, Earl of Arundel; Thomas de beauchamp, Earl of Warwick; Henry Bolingbroke, Earl of Derby (later Henry IV); and Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Nottingham.

They opposed the King's policy of peace with France; accused Archbishop of York, his friends and associates of treason and had them impeached (1388) - four, including former Chief Justice, were executed.

Richard bided his time, gradually restoring authority until able to arrest surviving Lords and accuse them of treason (1397).

"For my part, I adhere to the maxim of antiquity: The throne is a glorious sepulchre."
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