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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
page 138



fleet anchored near to the fhores of Cdutarttin*, and the king landed at a port called La Hogiié St. Vaft. News of his arrival was foon fpread abroad : it was told all over the country, that the Englifh had landed with a very great army. MefTengers were inftàntly difpatched to Paris, to the king, from the towns of Coutantin. He had already been informed, that the king of England bad embarked a numerous army, and was on the coàfts of Normandy and Brit-tany ; but he was not fure for what particular part he meant to make. As foon. therefore, as he heard the Englifh had landed, he fent for his conftable, the earl of Guignes, and the earl of Tancarville, who were juft come from Aiguillon, and ordered them to fet off directly for Caen, to defend that place and the neighbourhood againft the Englifh. They replied, they would cheerfully do it, to the utmoit of their power, and left the king at Paris^ ' taking with them a number of men-at arms, whofe ranks were every day increafing, and rode ' on to Caen, where they were received moft joyfully ' by the inhabitants and the good people of the country, who had retired thither, with their efle£ts. Thefe lords immediately made inquiries into the ftate of the town, which at that time was not walled, and ordered arms to be prepared, to fupply every one with them according to his degree. We will now return to the king of England, who had landed at la. Hogue St. Vaft, not far from St. . * Contant»,—a-diftriét of Normandy, of which Coûtante is the capital town. - • . • ,Sauveur


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