The appellant may, however, request that bishop to send priests from his side to sit with the synod of appeal.
He declared that all pardons issued since 1387 were invalid, and imposed heavy fines on persons, and even on whole shires, that had given the lords appellant aid.
He joined the lords appellant in their opposition to the king and his ministers, and was in power with them 1388-1389; treacherously arrested by Richard in 1397, he was imprisoned in the Tower of London (the Beauchamp Tower being called after him), but liberated by Henry IV.
Oxford and Suffolk succeeded in escaping to France, but the king and the rest of his adherents fell into the hands of the lords appellant They threatened for a moment to depose him, but finally placed him under the control of a council and ministers Execution chosen by themselves, and to put him in a proper of the state of terror, executed Lord Beauchamp, the judge, kings Sir Robert Tressilian.
He got rid of the ministers imposed upon him by the lords appellant, but replaced them by Bishop Wykeham and other old statesmen against whom no objection could be raised.