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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
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well condu&ed by the able minifters of both king-doms that a trucj was eftablifhed between each king, kingdom, fubjedb, and adherents, for mne years. " The Scots, by this treaty, might arm and hire themfelves out like to others for fubfidies, " taking which fide they pleaied, either Englifh or French : by which means fir Robert increafed his arir^y with one hundned lances*. When fir Robert and all who were to accom-pany him Were ready, and had arrived at Dover, they pafled the fea, he himfelf crofting the laft, and landed at Calais, where, on his difembarking, he was received with great joy by the governor* fir Nicholas Stambourn, and his brother foldiers. When they had refrefhed themfelves for fevért days, and had formed their plans with refpe& tô the parts of France into which they fhôuld Carry their attack, they ordered their baggage tué ft#fe» to advance* and took the field in a very handfoftie manner. They were about fifteen hundred lances and four thoûfend archers» including the Welfh-men. Sir Robert was accompanied, according to • Mezeray lays, this truce was for three years—Buchanan, fourteen,—Froiffart, nine.—Mte in Barnes, p. 800. I cannot find this truce in the Fœderà. On thé Contrary; there is an ofTenfive and defensive treaty with thé king of Ffante, dated at Edinburgh caille, 28th O&'ober, 1371, in Wnich it ex-prefsly mentions that no truce is fo be entered into; without including both France and Scotland, by cither of the parties*— For more particulars, fee Rymer. Vol. IV. G -the 81


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