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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 269



Reginald Cobham, fir Walter Manny, fir Tho-mas Holland, fir Lewis Beauehamp, fir James Àudley, fir Bartholomew Burgherfli, the lords Percy, Mowbray, Neville, Roos, de Difort, de Gq/lrode, de Berder, and many others. There were four hundred knights ; nor was he ever at-tended by a larger etmpany of great lords. The king kept the fea with his veflels ready prepared for action, and to wait for the enemy, who was not long before he ' appeared. He kept cruifing for three days between Dover and Calais. ^THEN ihe Spaniards had completed their car-goes, and laden their veflels with linen cloths, and whatever they imagined would be profitable in their own country, they embarked* on board their ftçet «t Sluya. Tie? knew they fhould meet the JSngKih, but were indiffère* about it ; for they had màrvelloufly provided themfelves with all forts of warlike ammunition; fuch as bolts for crofs-bows, cannons, and bars of forged iron to throw on the #nemy, inbopes, with the affiftance of greet ftones. to fink him. When thej weighed anchor, the wind was fa-* vourable for them : there were forty large veflels of ftich a fize, and fo beautiful, it was a fine fight t# fee them w4fter fail. Near the top of their mafts w«re fmall cailles, full of flints and fiones, and a foldkr to guard them ; and there alfo was the flag-. • . ' fluff.


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