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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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There were frequent engagements between the foragers, and many killed on each fide. The Eng-lifh were obliged to. go out foraging in large parties, for fear of falling into ambufcades ; and every time they went abroad"they were in great danger of them. Add to this, that the lord Lewis of Spain, and his fleet, guarded " fo carefully the, côàft, that the Englifh army could fcarcely receive any thing from England, which made them fuffer much. It was the intention of the duke to keep the king thus in a manner befieged ; but the French endured much pain from the inclemency of the weather, forf it rained night and day, which deftroyed the greater part of their horfes, and forced them to diflodgd and lie in the open fields, from the great quantity of water which inundated their camp. The cardinals now exerted themfelves fo effectu-ally, that a truce fot three years was agreed to; and the king of England and the duke fwore, as is cuftoraary, not to infringe it during that time. dalen, in the town of Maleftroft. The commiffioners on the part of Franc» were, Eudes duke of Burgttndjr, and Peter dake of Bourbon ; on the part of England, Henry earl of Lantafter, William Bohun and William Montacme.—tfûl. de Bretagne* - , - ' CHAP. 41 . -


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