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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.4

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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.4
page 82



In like manner as the king of France had ar-ranged his armies, fo did the king of England by two armies and two expeditions, it was ordered that die duke of Lancafter fhould march with four hundred men at arms and as many archers into Aquitaine, to reinforce his brothers s for it was thought that the greateft force of the enetéy would be fent to that country. The king and his council determined that another army of men ait arms and archers fhould enter Picardy under fir Robert Knolles, who was perfe5Uy capable of fuch a command, having learnt it tinder the ftioft able mafters for a confklerable time. Sir Robert, at the requeft of the kjng, n41-lingly undertook this expedition : he prorhifed to crofs the fea to Calais, to pafs through the whole kingdom of France, and to fight with the French, if they were bold enough to «ieet him m the field. Of this he femed q«ite certain, and made wonderful preparations for himfclf, as weH as for all thofe who were to accompany htm. The mother of the duke of Bourtxfo about this time obtained her liberty, being exchanged for fir Simon Burley, the prince of Wales's knight. Sir Euftace d'Atnbrericourt was very inftrumerital in bringing this bufinefs to an end, for which the duke of Bourbon and-the-queen of France teftified their obligations to him. There had been for t confiderable rime, long* négociations carried on between the king of France and the king -of Navarre, who fefided at Cher-bourg. The minifters of both kings managed the 70


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