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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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but what was taken and pillaged, excepting fuch as were ftrongly garrifoned. St. Arnout*, Galardonf, Broumaulx, Aloes, EftampesJ, Cbartres§, Montleheryty, Plouviers in the Gatinois, Millyf, Larchant**, Chatillonff, MontargisJJ, Yffiercs, were plundered, and lb many other towns that it would be difficult to re-count them all. • They rode over the country in parties of twenty, thirty or forty, meeting with none to check their pillage. While, on the fea-coaft of Normandy, there were a flill greater number of Englifh and Navarrois, plunderers and robbers. Sir Robert Knolles was their leader, who conquered every town and caftle he came to, as there was no one to oppofe him. Sir, Robert had followed this trade for fome time, and by it had gained upwards of 100,000 crowns. He kept a great many foldiers in his pay ; and, being very liberal, he was cheerfully followed and obeyed. * A town in Beauce, election of Dourdon. t A town in Beaace, election of Chartres. J A city in Beauce, thirteen leagues from Paris. § A city of Orleanois, capital of Beauce, twenty-two leagues from Paris. II A town in the ifle of France, feven leagues from Paris. • 1T A, market-town in Gatinois. ** St. Mathurin de Larchant, a town in Gatinois. ft A town in Beauce, election of Châteaudun. U Capital of Gatinois, twenty-feven leagues and a half from Paris. CHAP. 383


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