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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 413



CHAP. CCLL THE Kmo OF ENGLAND SENDS A LARGE BOD* OE MEN AT ARMS TO* THE BORDERS OF SCOT-LAND. THE DUKES OP BERRY ANT Cff ANJOIT ISSUE THEIR ORDERS FOR THEIR VASSALS TO ATTACK THE PRINCE OF WALES. ^P^HEN the king of England thus faw himfelf defied by the king of France ; the county of Ponthieu loft, after having coft him fuch fums ia the reparation of towns, caftles and houfes (for he had expended one hundred thoufand francs in addition to the revenues he drew from it) ; he warn • in a mighty paffion. He had, however, more feara of a war from Scotland than from France i he knew the Scots did not love him, for the great mifchiefs he had done them in former times. He therefore fent large detachments of men at arms to Berwick, Roxburgh, Newcaftle upon Tyne, and to the whole border, to guard it. He alft ordered detachments to Southampton, Guernfey, and to the ifland of Bliffo * ; for he had procured information that the king of France was making great preparations, and collefting a number of flips, in order to invade England. He did not know what part to guard the moft ; and, to fpeak truth, the Englifh were veiy much alarmed* As foon a§ the dukes of Berry and of Anjou were certain that the challenge had been delivered, •'Bliffo.: Q^Ifk of Wight, and 399


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