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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 466



peauvoifis, aad in the neighbourhood of Rouen, Provifions and other ftores were fo abundantly brought there that they would have been fufficient for a voyage to Spain or Portugal. • The lord de Cliflbn, who was one of the privy counfellors to the king, approved not of this expe-dition to England, and did all he could to diffuade the king and his nobles from ffc He told them, they were not fo much accuftomed to ûaval engage-ments as the Englifh, and urged many reafons in fupport of this, as one who was better acquainted with the manners and habits of the Englifh, and t the ftate of that country, than many others. Not-withftanding this, neither the king nor his council would change their mind, but refolved this arma? ment fhould fail. The king of England and his fon the duke of Lancafter, as vrell as feveral of his council, had rev ceived information of this army, and of the inten-tions of the French to invade and carry the war into England* They were much rejoiced at this, and had provided all the ports and harbours oppo-fite to Ponthieu and Normandy with fufficient gar-rifons of men at arms and archers to receive them, if they fhould come. The whole kingdom of Eng-land was ready prepared to give them a good re-ception whenever they fhould land. The king, having determined to fend the duke çf Lancafter with a body of men at arms to Calais, immediately named thofe whom he ordered to accompany him. There were the earl of Salifbury, the earl of Warwick, fir Walter Manny, the lord Roos 45*


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