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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 156



The Englilh did not march dire£} towards Rouen, but went to Gifors*, which has a.ftrong caftle, and burnt the town. After this, they deftroyed Ver-nonf, and all the country between Rouen and PçuÉ de l'Arche J: they then came to Manteif and Meulanj), which they treated in the fame manner, and ravaged all the country round about. They paffed by the ftrong caftle of Roulleboifef, and every where found the bridges on the Seine broken 'down. They pulhed forward until they came to Poiffy**, where the .bridge was alfo deftroyed; but the beams and other parts of it were lying in the river. The king remained here five days, whilft they were repairing the bridge* fo that his army might pafs over without danger* His tnarlhals advanced very near to Paris, tad burnt St. Germain en Layéff, la MontjoieJ^, St. Cloud§§, Boulogne near Paris, and Bourg la Reinejj |. The Parifians were much alarmed, for Paris at that time was not inclofetf. * Diocefe of Rouen, fourteen leagues from Rouea. vt Diocefe of Evreux, thirteen leagues from Rouen* • I Diocefe of Evreux, four leagues from Rouen. . § In the Ilk of France, diocefe of Chartres, nineteen leagues from Rouen. I In the Me of France, ten leagues from Paris, twenty-duet ' trotn Rouen. ^ A village in Normandy, ele&ou of Chaumovt. . ** In the lue of France, feven leagues from Paris* ff In the Me of France, five leagues from Paris. JJ Q. if not Montjoye St. Denis. §1 lue of France, two leagues from Pans. HI lue of France, one ieague^from Paris. King 143


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