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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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CHAP. CXXXI. » THE KING OF ENGLAND LAYS SIEGE to CALAIS,—Till POORER SORT OF THE INHABITANTS ARE SENT OUT OF IT. ^ BURGUNDY knight, named fir John de Vienne, was governor of Calais and with him were fir Arnold d'Andreghen, fir John do Surie, fir Bardo de Bellebourne, fir Geoffry de la Motte, fir Pepin de Were, and many other knights and fquires. On the king's arrival before Calais, he laid fiege to it, and built, between it and the river aud bridge, houfes of wood : they were laid out in ftreets, and thatched with ftraw or broom ; and in this town of the king's, there was every thing neceflary for an army, befides a market-place, where there were markets, every Wednefday and Saturday, for but-cher's meat, and all other forts of merchandife: cloth, bread and every thing elfe which came from England, and Flanders, might be had there, as well as all comforts, for money. The Englilh made frequent excurfiops to Guines* and its neighbourhood, and to the gates of St. Omer and Boulogne, from whence they brought great booties back to the army. The king made, no attacks upon the town, as he knew it would bç only loft labour ; and he was * In Picardy, two leagues and a half from Calais. It was in the poffeflion of the Englifh above two hundred years. fparinç 174


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