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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 before, his two marshals m his right • mi leiV burning and destroying all the flat country. He took the road to Evreux*, but found he could not gain any thing there, as it was well for-tified. He went on towards another town called Louviersf, which was in Normandy, and wbere there were many manufactories of cloth : t it was rich and commercial. , The Englilh won it eafily, as it was not inclofed; and having entered the town, it was plundered with-out oppofition. They collected much wealth there ; and, after they had done what they pleafed, they marched on into the county of Evreux, where they *burnt every thing except the fortified towns and cailles, which the king left unattacked, as he was defirous of fparing his men and artillery. He there-fore made for the banks of the Seine* in his ap-proach to Rouen, where there were plenty of men at arms from Normandy, under the command of the earl of Harcourt, brother to fir Godfrey, and the earl of Dreux. od cbaftiel deuaunt & derere &. xxni. craiers faunz aultres meindres vefTeaux plufonrs de. xxi. come de xxx, tonels de vyn. Et le Jeofdy après celo qle Roy fuft venuz deuaunt Caame eeaux de la Citee'de Bions demaundrent a nre. feignr. le Roy qlls fe vondroient rendre a luy eaux & lour ville '& Juy faire homage meas il ne lez voleit refceure pr. afcuns enchefouns '& tanq. les purreit faluer de damage.' • • * An ancient town in Normandy, and a biihoprick, twenty-eight leagues from Caen. t Louvieiv—in the diocefe of Evreux. It'MI maintains its eelebrity for the goodnefs of its cloths, . • • - . - The 141


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