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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 490



Previous to the king's embarking for France, he fent all the French earls and barons, his prifoners, into different parts and ftrong caftles in bis.king-dom, in order to be more under command. He . placed the king of France in the tower of London, which is very large and ftrong, and fituâted on the river Thames : his young fon Philip was fent thi-ther with him : but they were deprived of many of their attendants, curtailed in feveral ' comforts, and more clofely confined than before. When he was ready to fet out, he fummoned all thofe who had provided themfelves with every thing neceffary to attend him to France, ip advance to-wards Dover, where they would find veffels to crofs . the fea. Each man got himfelf ready as fall as he could : there was not in England a knight, fquire or man of honour, from the age of twenty to fixty. years, that did not go ; fo that almoft all the earls, barons, knights and fquires of the realm went to Dover ; except thofe whom the king and his coun-cil had ordered to remain, to guard his caftles, bailiwicks, mayoralties, fea-ports, havens and, marches. When all were colle&ed together at Dover, and the veffels ready, the king ordered both fmall and great to affemble at a particular place out of the town, where he diftin&ly told them, that his inten-tions were to pafs into France, and never to return % until he fhould have put an end to the war, and obtained an honorable and efficient peace; that he would die fooner than not accompliih this objeft; and 475.


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