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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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quarters on the banks of a river*, between Preey and Lincolle : whence they began to deftroy and burn the country of Cumberland. Some of their fcotlts advanced as far as York, where they burnt all without the walls and down the river, and returned to their army, within one day's march of Newcaftle. CHAP. CXXXVI. THE BATTLE OF NEVIL's CROSS. ^HE queen of England, who was very anxious to defend her kingdom, and guard it from all difturbers, in order to (hew th?t (he was in earned about it, came herfelf to Newcaftle-upon-Tyne, She took up her refidence there, to wait for the forces (he expe&ed from the different parts of the kingdom. * Probably tbe river was the Irtbiiig, and the towns Lidel and Lanercroft ; for lord Hailes fays, in bis Annals, that * D*-vid Horned the caftie of lidel, and beheaded Walter Selby, the governor. Selby, according to the ufage of thofe ioofe times, feems to bave been both a robber and a warrior* alternately plundering and defending bis country/ « He was one of tbe band of robbers fo famous in Englilh ftory, who, under their " leader, Gilbert Middleton, robbed two À and the bi&op of Durham. He afterwards beld out tbe taffies of Mhford and Morton agaitiû hit totemp^^Scaia Chrtn.ap. Leèând, T. i. fh 56l. Yet Packington, apud Ldand, T. i. p. 470, feys, « David, ling of Scottes caufed the nolle knight Walter Selby, capitayne of the tyte of Lydelle, to be flayne afore bis owne face, not \ Mii fo iii«ék as tê be cotafttfed/ The 187


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