Queen Margaret’s advance on London, 1460/61

This fact too, in especial gave us additional ground for apprehension, that numbers of persons who lived in the country, being desirous to provide for the safety of themselves and their sacred things, had fled with the utmost speed to this island, as their sole place of refuge. The consequence was, that, by bringing with them whatever treasurers they considered of especial value, they rendered the place a still greater object of suspicion to the enemy. In the meantime our precious vestments were put our of the way, while our jewels, and silver vessels, together with our charters and muniments, were, all of them, hidden and secured within the walls.

Croyland Chronicle.

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