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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 410



1 CHAP. CIXXXIIL PARJS BESIEGED BY THE DUKE OF NORMANDY* REGENT OF FRANCE, J^OT long after this event, the duke of Normandy affembled many noblemen and gentlemen, as well thofe of his own kingdom as from the empire by means of fbbfidies. They might amount, in the whole, to more than three thoufand lances. With this force he marched to lay fiege to Paris, towards the fuburbs of St. Antoine, along the river ' Seine. He took up his quarters at St. Maur*, and encamped his army in that neighbourhood ; whence he made excurfions with it every day towards Paris. Sometime the duke refided at Cbarenton, at others at St. Maur. Nothing could enter Paris, by land or water, on that fide ; for the duke had pofleflion of the two fivers, Marne and Seine : his people had burnt all. the villages round Paris, which were not inclofed, in order to chaftife more feverely the Parifians* Paris itfelf would have been deftroyed if it had not been fortified^ as before related ; and ' no one dared to enter or go out of it, for fear of the duke'* army, who fcoured both fides of the Seine as they pleafed, for none ventured to oppofe them. The provoft of merchants ftill continued his ' attachment to the king of Navarre as ftrong as ever ; as did the council and commonalty of Paris; and, * Probably St. Maur fe* Foffez, ia the Mle of France. as 395


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