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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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tjuarters to a town called Montroyal *, fituated on f river called Sellettes ; and, when the king left it, he went up that river, and proceeded ftraight to take poffeflion of his lodging at Guillen t, which is alfe on its banks ; for one of his fquires called John d'Alençon, who bore for his arms a fcutcheoa argent in a field azur, had taken the town of Flavigny J in its neighbourhood, and had found within it a fufficiency of provifion for the whole army for a month. This was very fortunate, as the king remained there from the night of Afh-Wednefday until Mid-lent. His marfhals and light troops fconred the country round, burning and de-ftroying it, and frequently bringing to the army frefli provifions. I mult inform you, that the king of England and his rich lords were followed by carts laden witk tents, pavilions, mills and forges, to grind their corn and make (hoes for their horfes, and every thing of that fort which might be wanting. For this purpofe there were upwards of fix thoufand carts, each of them drawn by four good and ftrong horfes which had been tranfported from England* Upon thefe carts alfo were many veflets and final boats, made furprifingly well of boiled leather: they were large enough to contain three men, to * I cannot find Montroyal* nor the river Sellettes, in the Gazetteer. f Gailloni—a town in Burgundy, in the bailiwick of Avalon* I Flavigny,—a town of Burgundy, fituated neat the Onzerain, bailiwick of Semur-en-Auxois. - K ' enable


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