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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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m The king alfo, during the time of thefe feftivafs; fent fir Thomas Dagwtfrth into Brittany, to re-inforce the countefs of Montfort, and affift her in preferving that country for, notwithftanding the truce, he doubted not but that king Philip would begin the war, on account of the meffage •lie had fent to him by fir Hervé tie Léon. t He-therefore difpatched thither one hundred men at arms, and two hundred archers, under the com-ftiand of fir Thomas. He likewife ordered the earl of Salisbury intd the county of D'ulneftre ; for the Scots had rebelled againft him, had burnt much in Cornwall, and had advanced as far as Briftol, and befieged the town of D'ulneftre*. However, the earl of Saliibury marched thither, with three hundred men at arms, and fix hundred archers well appointed. Thus the king fent forth his people, and directed his trea-furers to deliver out to the commanding officers a '* This paflage lias puzzled me much. Mr. Barnes, In his-Life of Edward III., fays, it was the young earl of Saliibury. One of my MSS. calls him the lord William earl of Saliibury, which was the name of the earl's fon. But Dugdale content* himfelf with faying, that in the 18th of Edward IIL, ' the earl of Saliibury' (fpeaking of the firft earl) * was fent into the north, with the earl of Ulfter, one hundred men at arms, and fix hun-dred archers, againft the Scots, then in hoftiiity.* If the Scots had advanced to Briftol, then it may perhaps be Dunfter caftie. FrohTart feems to have been under a mift^ke, from miliofor-mation, as I cannot find any traces of this iuvafion. fufficiency


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