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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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f HE KING OF INGLAND'S ANGER AGAINST SIJ^ ROBERT KNOLLES IS APPEASED.—-PEACE IS MADE BETWEEN ^HE ENGLISH AVJ FLEMINGS, YOU have before heard of the expedition which fir Robert Knolles* commanded id France* and how afterwards he retired to his caftle of Dervalin Brittany, In truth, fome of the ÇiigWh, ON * Sir Robert Knolles—' was but of mean parentage in thç county of Chefter, but by his valour advanced from a common foldier in the French wars under Edward III. to a, great com-mander. Being fent general of an army into Prance, in de* fpite of their power, he drove the people before him like, iheep,' destroying towns, cailles, and Ôties ip fuch a manner and number that long after, in memory of this aft, the (harp points and gable ends of overthrown houfes and mi niters were called Knolles9 Mitres. After which, to make himfelf as Well beloved of his country, he built a goodly fair bridge at Ro-cheiler over the Medway, with a chapel and chauntry at the eaft end thereof. He built much at the Gray friars, London, and an hofpital at Rome for Englifh travellers and pilgrims. He deceafed at his manor of Scone Thorpe in Norfolk,—was buried by the lady Confiance, his wife, in the church xf Gray-friars, London, »5th Auguil 1407.'—Jiftpwr's Fun. MM. P- 436. In 1365, John de Montfort, duke of Brittany, gave him, at the affenibly of the dates at Vannes, the lands, caille, &c. of Derval and Rouge, which had becfr excepted at the treaty of peace.—Hîft. de Bretagne. He CHAP. XXX.


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