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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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companions were f«t to England : tbey remained in London about half a year, and then were ran-fomed. - In my opinion, it was a melancholy thing for the inhabitants of both fexes of the town of Calais, thus to be fent abroad, with their children, from their inheritances, leaving every thing behind ; for they were not allowed to carry off any of their fur-niture or wealth ; and they received no affiftance from the king of France, for whom they had loft their all. They did, however, as well as they were able; and the greater part went to St. Omer. The cardinal Guy de Boulogne, who was come into France as ambaflador, and was with his coufin king Philip in the city of Amiens, laboured fo earn* eftly, that he obtained a truce between the two kings, and their adherents, which was to laft for two years. This truce was agreed to by all parties except the rivals for the duchy of Brittany ; but, there the two ladies carried on the war againft each other. The king and queen returned to England;'and fir Aymery de Pavie was appointed governor of the caftie of Calais : he was a native of Lombardy, and had been much promoted by the king*. The king fent the thirty-fix fubftantial citizens, with their wives and families to Calais : their num~ bers increafed daily ; for he multiplied and enlarged * Sir John Montgomery was appointed governor of the town of Calais, the 8th October 1347, by the king,at Calais; u John Gaftefden was at the lame time loinkated martial of the town,— RYMER. their 133


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