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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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Manny, and his two marthals, the earls of Warwick and Stafford, and faid to them/ ' My lords, here are the keys of the town and caille of .Calais : go and take pofleflion of them. You will put into prifon the knights you may find there ; but y au will fend out of the town all the other inhabitants, and all fpldiers that may have come there to ferve for pay; as I am refplved to re-people the tow* with Englilh alone.' * Th^fe three noblemen, with only one hundred men, went and took pofleflion of Calais, and, from the gatçs, fent to prifon the lord John de Surie, the lord John de Vienne, the lord John de Belje-bourne, and other knights. They then ordered every fort of arms to be brought and piled jn a heap in the market-place. They fent out of the town all ranks of people, retaining çnly one prieft4 apd two other 9kl men, that were well acquainted was refufçd : $ud when Edward granted to the liumiJiatioH of the tpwnfinen what he had refilled to Philip» he only detained a* prifoners fome of the principal citizens \ bu£ detuning the« aa prifoners is. very different from having Hein put to «Jefrth before his eyes. '.• The king of France did not for&ke the miserable Calefians ¥|hen they were driven oui of their town, but gave theia all the offices which were then vacant in his realm, with powers, ta fell them, or e*ercife tbem by deputies, lie alfo granted them landed or other eflates that might efcbeat to the crown. But whether thefe refources came too late» or wereiufutficient ; whether the iiumaidi met wifh conp-adicYtons in thefe a$s of beperkence; it U aifrrted, that a great number of the Çalefians were reduced to Jiru:ary.' £4 France, sous le cinq Prev^Urs PajoisA pa ty,Levesjve, pp. 51^ &c« with «30


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