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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 140



the eprl of Wfcçwîek : • «ni lit made tie earl of Arundel his conftable. He ordered the earl of Huntington to remain with his fleet, with a hundred or fix feore men at arms, and four hundred archers. He then held another eejuncil refpeéting the order of march, and determined to divide the army into three battalions ; one of which fliould advance on his right, following the fea-coaft, and another on his left ; and he himfelf, with the prince his fon, and the main body, in the centre. Every night the marfhal's battalion was to retire to the quarters of the king. They thus began their march, as they had refolved upon: thofe who were on board the fleet coafted the fhores, and took every veffel, great and fmall, they met with. Both the armies of £m and land went forward, until they came to a ftrong town, called Blarfleur*, - which they foon gained ; the inhabitants having furrendered immediately, for fear of lofinç their lives : but that did not prevent the town from being pillaged and robbed of gold, ill ver, and every thing precious that could be found therein. There was fo much wealth, that the boys of the army fet no value on gowns trimmed witit fur. They made all the townfmen quit the place, and embarked them on board the fleet ; for they did not choofe that, after they had continued their march, they fhould polleét together, and attack them. ' After the town of Barfleur had been pillaged* but not burnt, they fpread themfelves over the * Oifteie of €MMM*» country.. -187


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