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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.3

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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.3
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H The king's quarters were at St. Waal bejcrtié Rheims, and the prince of Walesa at St. Thierry % mbem they held their courts. The duke of Lan* cafter, after them, kept the greateft houfehold. The counts, barons and knights were quartered in the neighbouring villages to Rheims, fo that they were not very comfortable, nor had they weather to pleafe them; for they had arrived there in the depth of winter, about St. Andrew's day, when k was very rainy : their horfes were badly houfed, hardly treated, and ill fed, as the whole country was fo deftroyed, by having been for two or three years before the theatre" of war, that no one had tilled or fowed the ground. There was fuch fcarcity of corn of all forts, many were forced to feek forage ten or twelve leagues off. Thefe parties met frequently with the garrifons of the neighbouring fortrefles : iharp (kirmifhes enfued between them : fometimes the Englifh loft, at others were victorious. Sir John de Craon, archbiftiop of Rheims, the count de Porcien, fir Hugh de Porcien his brother, the lord da la Bone, the lord de Canency, the lord Dannore, the lord de Lore, were governors and captains of the town at the time the king of Eng-land befieged it. Many other barons, knights and fquires of the diftricl of Rheims were alfo there, who^ exerted themfelves fo much that the town fuffered little lofs or damage from the fiege : * St. Thierry,—a final! village in Champagne, diocefe of Rheims. befides


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