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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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try, where they halted fçr two or three day*-During this time, fir Robert Knolles fent partes to a fiown or caftle which commanded the fur-rounding country, and the marfhals; having ob-tained a parley with the governors, fdked, € How much will you give us in ready money for ill this country, if we will not defpoil it ?' Â treaty and compofition was entered into with fir Robert, and a large fum of florins paid down.. This country W£S refpked from being burnt. Sir Robert gained by this treaty a fum amounting to one hundred thoufand francs, fpr which he was afterwards ill at court, and acojfed to the king of England for not havipg done his duty faithfully, as I (tall fully rç-bjc in fhe continuance of this hiftory. The lands of the lord de Coucy were unmo-Jeftcdj and never did the Englifh hprt man pr woman, nor take from them a farthing, who faid, * I belong to the lord de Coucy.' They marched Wto the good towp of Noypn*, which was well provided with men at armtS) and jhalfed ip the neighbourhood : thçy made their approaches very neur, to fee if it were poffible for them to carry it by afiault, but found it well fortified, and able to defend itfelf IhouJd there be occafion. Sir Ro- ' bert was lodged m the abbey of Orcampf, and his men in the neighbourhood. They advanced one day in order of battle to the walls of the city, • Noyon,-wnxwa vllage in Picardy, 4iocefe «fAfeitfts. f Orcaap, or St. Antic,—a village in Picardy, mm Noy«i. to


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