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SIR JOHN FROISSART Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.2

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SIR JOHN FROISSART
Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.2
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fairs on his hands in other parts. They added, that it was great wifdom, when engaged in different " wars, to pacify one power by a truce, another by fair words, and make war on the third. The king was perfuaded, by thefe and other rea-fons, and begged the above-mentioned prelate to undertake this miffion. The bilhop would not fay nay, but fet out on his journey. He foon returned without doing any thing, and related to the king, that the king of Scotland had no power to make a truce without the will and confent of the king of France. Upon hearing this, the king exclaimed aloud, that he would fhortly fo ruin and deftroy the kingdom of Scotland, it fhould never recover frpm it. He iffued out a proclamation through his realm, for all perfons to affemble at Berwick, by the Teaft of Eafter, properly armed, and prepared to follow him wherever he fhould lead them, except thofe who were to go into Brittany. When Eafter came, the king he!4 a great court at Berwick. All the princes, lords and knightf who at that time were in England, were there, as well as great numbers of the common people of the country. They remained there three weeks, without making any excurfion; for prudent and good men were bufily employing themfelves to form a truce, which at laft was agreed ao4 fworn to, for two ye^rs; aad the Scots had it confirmed by the king of France.- The king of England fent all his people to their own homes: he himfelf returned to Windfor. ' He C 3 ' feat 21


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