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favourable wind, a conspiracy to murder the king was discovered, in which the Earl of Cambridge, Lord Scrope, of Masham, and Sir Thomas Grey, of Heyton, were the leaders. The forms of trial were speedly gone through, and the prisoners summarily condemned and executed. Their bodies were buried in the Chapel of God's House, where a tablet commemorates the event.
In the next year the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, and Southampton, were blockaded by a French fleet, the small portion of the English fleet shut up in these harbours not daring to venture out to the attack of a superior force. In 1417, Henry V. again made this place the rendezvous of the army.
The wars of the Eoses, though their most sanguinary conflicts were carried on at a distance, did not leave this town without a portion of their influence.
The partizans of the two Houses, after considerable excitement, met in a severe skirmish, when the Lancastrians were defeated, and their leaders taken prisoners. Edward IV. then came to Southampton, and employing Tiptof't, Earl of Worcester, as his instrument, had about twenty of the prisoners, after passing through the mockery of trial, executed and impaled.
Edward IV. afterwards visited the town, in a progress made in 1461. In 1470, Thomas Nevill, a son of Lord Falconbridge, who had once been a vice-admiral, and who afterwards turned pirate, was made prisoner here, and subsequently beheaded. In the next year an engagement took place near the town, between the troops of the Dukes of Clarence and Warwick, and those of Earl Eivers, when the latter were victorious, and succeeded in recovering a fine ship belonging to the town, called " The Trinity."
Under Henry VIII. the Marquis of Dorset embarked hence with 10,000 troops for the assistance of Ferdinand of Spain against the French. Henry VIII. himself is
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