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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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' • â53t* lime fpared thefe people ; for which they have done us much harm ; without amending their conduét: on the contrary, they grow more arrogant ; for( which reafon they mutt be chaftifed as they re-pafs our coafts/ ; His lords readily aflented to this pro-pofal, and were eager to engage the Spaniards. The king'therefore iffued a fpecial fummons tô all gentlemen who at that time might be in England, and left London. ' He went to the coaft of Suffex, between Souths ampton and Dover, which lies oppofite to Ponthieu and Dieppe, and kept his court in a monaftery, whither the queen alfo came. %At this time and place, that gallant knight, lord Robert de Namur,. who was lately returned from beyond fea, joined the king: he came*juf: in time to be one of this armament ; and the king was exceedingly pleafed at his arrival. On finding that he was not too late to meet the Spaniards on their return, the Icing, with his nobles and knights, embarked or* board hil fleet ; and he was- never attended by ' fo nu-merous a company in any of his former expeditions .at fea. ' This fame year the king Treated his coufin, «Henry earl of Derby, duke of Lancafter,. and the baron of Stafford an earl, who were now both with him. Thm prince of Wales and John earl of Ricb-. mood were likewife on board the fleet : the laft was too young to bear arms, but he had him on board becaufe he much loved hintv There were alfo in this fleet, the earls of Arundel, North-ampton, Hereford, Suffolk, and Warwick, the lord, Reginald


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