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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
page 53



When this enterprise was fimlhei, they returned towards Mondhery, where the king was. They carried their prifoners with them, to whom they behaved very courteoufly, and ranfomed them handfomely that fame evening, allowing them to return to Paris, or wherever elfe they chofe, taking readily their word of honour as fufficient fecurity for their ranfom. The intention of the king of England was to enter the fertile country of Çeance» and follow the courfe of the Loire ail the fummer, to recruit and refrefh his army in Brittany until after Auguft ; and as foon as the vintage was over, which from all ap-pearances promifed to be abundant, he meant to return again and lay fiege to France, that is to fay to Paris ; for he wHhed not to return to England, as he had fo publicly declared, on fetting out, his determination to conquer that kingdom, and to leave garrifons of thofe who were carrying on the war for him in France, in Poitou, Champagne, Pon-thieu, Vhneu, Valgueflin*, in Normandy, and throughout the whole kingdom of France, except in thofe cities and towns which had voluntarily fubmitted to him. The duke of Normandy was at this time at Paris with his two brothers, their uncle the duke of Or-leans and all the principal counfellors of date, who, well aware of the courage of the king of England, and how he pillaged and impoverifhed the whole # Mod probably Vexin. Vexin Normand is bounded oa §m fide by the Seine. P 4 _ • realm 39


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