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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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forward, thofagh none took effefil. During which' tirtie, the king of England was ftrengthening his army, and making ^ wide and deep ditches on the downs, to prevent the French from furprifing him. When thefe three d$ys were pafled1 without any treaty being effefted, the two cardinals went to St. Omer. The king of France, perceiving he could not in any way fucceed, decamped on the morrow, and took the road to Amiens, where he difbanded all his troops, the men at arms, as well as thofe fent from the different towns. When the Calefians faw them depart, it gave them great .grief. Some of the Englifh fell on their rear, and captured horfes* and waggons laden with wine and other things, as well as fome prifoners ; all which they brought to their camp before Calais. CHAP. CXL1V. TËÉ TOtVN OF CALAIS SURRENDERS TO THE RÏNGT OF ENGLAND. ^FTER the departure of the king of France, with his arrpv, ' from the hill of Sângate, the Calefians faw clearly that all hopes of fuccour were at an end ; which occafioned them fo much forrow and diftrefs, that the hardiéft could fcarcely fupport it. They intreiated, therefore, moft earnefMy, the lord John de Vienne, their governor, to mount Upon the battlemeftts, and make a fign that he wiflied to hold a parley., The king of England, upon 321


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