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“When chiefs and suzerains are false and perjured... to obey them is not loyalty, but serfdom; and revolt is not disloyalty, but a freeman’s duty.”
Said by John Neville (c. 1428-1471), earl of Northumberland and Marquess of Montague–and brother to Richard Neville–to Baron William de Hastings, as fictionalized by Baron Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873) who also wrote, "It was a dark and stormy night...."

The Last of the Barons. Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart..Everyman’s Library. edited by Ernest Rhys. No. 18. London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., New York: E.P. Dutton & Co.. First issue 1906. Reprinted 1925. Printed in Great Britain. [page 511]. A historical romance about Richard Neville, 1st earl of Warwick (b. Nov 22, 1428 - d. April 14, 1471), the "Kingmaker," who supported Edward IV in 1461 and later restored to power (1470-71) the deposed Lancasterian monarch Henry VI.

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