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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 Sauveur le Vicomte*, the inheritance of fir God-frey de Harcourt, who at that time was a partifau of Englandf. CHAP. exx. THE KING OF ENGLAND MARCHES INTO NORMANDY, WITH HIS ARMY, IN THREE BATTALIONS. .yy HEN the fleet of England was ail fafely ar-rived at la Hogue, the king leaped,, on fhore firft; but by accident he fell, and with fuch violence that the blood gulhed out at his nofe : the knights that were near him faid, c Dear fir, let us intreat you to return to your thip, and-not think of land* ing to-day, for this is an unfortunate omen/ The king inftantly replied, ' For why ? I look upon it as very favourable, and a fign that the land is de» firous of me/ His people were much' pleafed with this.anfwer. The king and. his army lay that night upon the fands. In the mean time, they difembarked their baggage, armour, and horfes ; and there was a coun-cil held, to confider how they could aft moft advan~ tageoufly. The king created two marflials of hi* army : one was fir Godfrey de Harcourt; the other * Diocefe of Coiitances. s t On the king's landing at la Hogue, h& created the Prince of Wales a knight, and, » confluence, demanded the uittai nid on fuch occaions, dated Calait» tb* nativity of mm lady, 13tt.—RYMER. the


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