‘Why did you do it?’ asked Richard. ‘How did you come to let it pass?’
His lordship flushed and stared at his feet. ‘Virtually half the House absented itself,’ he said. ‘But it won’t matter. The King won’t sign it. He told us he wouldn’t. So it didn’t matter how we voted. Not really.’
Hearing an echo of Henry Cox’s words, Richard felt a shiver go down his spine.
Shitith starting to hitith the fanith
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