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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 229



CPAP. CXLÏL THE EI»(3 OF FRANCE COLLECTS A GREAT A* M Y TO RAISE THE SIEGE OF CALAIS. |£ING Philip of'France, who fell that his fub- je6|s in Calais mull be feverely oppreffed, com-» çaanded *U tkn knights find fquires of his realnp to render TOUS at Amiens, or near that town,, on tb# fmû of Whitfuntide. No one dared to dtfobey this order, b«t all were punctual in being there at file appointed time. King Philip. kept » {blemq court at Amiens, at which were preftnt the c|ukeof Normandy his eldeft fon, the duke of Ofjffps hii yoipgei Ibn, Eudes duke of Burgundy, the duk* f f Bourbon,, the wrl of Foi*, the lord J^wb of §**py the lori John of Painfull, t|# §arli of Ar^ magu^c, Yafcntinois, Forêts, and % great mmy çiher carls, batons apt! knights. Wtien all thefe noblemen were affembled in Aipiens, they held many councils. The king of France was very anxious to have a free paffags through FJwuJers, that %c might fend through it a part of his army by way of Gr^velines, to reinforce the garrifon of Calais, and to attack and light with the Englilh on that fide of the town. He fent, therefore, a very magnificent embafly into Flpnder», to treat with the Flemings on this fubjeél : but the Icing of England bad fo many friends there, that they would not grant him his requeft, " The king, upon this, faid, be would then advance as far as Boulogne, . . • Tbt


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