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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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- sa1 *hât his name fhould yet be made ufe-of in this war, left it might do his affairs harm, and left he 'ihould Me the county of Ponthieu, which he was fvery anxious to regain. Had the king of England perceived that the king of France intended war, he would eafily have pre-vented the lofs of Ponthieu by reinforcing the gar-rifons of Abbeville with Englifh, and others at-tached to him ; fo that he would have been mafter of the whole country ; and in the like manner would he have done to all the other garrifons de-pendant on jhat county. The king -of England had at thid time, for high fteward of Ponthieu, a good Englifh knight called iir Nicholas Louvain, in whom the king had great «confidence, and with juftice^ for, fooner than com-mit any cowardly or unworthy deed, he would have had his limbs torn from him. At this period, the king of France fent to Eng-land the earl of Saltzburg and fir William des Dormans, to remonftrate wkh the king and his council, and to complain that part of the country of France h^d been, and ftill was, much haraffed, as well by the daily incurfions of the free compa-nies, who had for thefe laft fix years made war upon France, as by other oppreflbrs, of which the king of France and his council had had information, and were very ill fatisfied that the king of England and his eldeft fon the prince of Wales fhould ad in fuch a manner as to countenance them, Thefe two perfonages remained in England for the fpace of two months : and during this time, C c 4 they


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