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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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amufc himfelf with fir Guifcard d'Angle, for he had great confidence in him, not indeed without reafon. ' . The feafon was now arrived fqr the departure of the earl of Pembroke, who took his leave of - the king, as did all thofe who accompanied him. It feems to me that fir Otho dç Grantfon*, d'outre la So?nme9 was appointed to go with him. The earl of Pembroke had not a very large force with him, but only the knights of his houfe-hold, on account of the information which fir Guifcard d'Angle had given the kings but he carried a fufficient fum in nobles and florins to pay three thoufand fighting men: After taking leave of the king, they fet out for Southampton, where they remained fifteen days waiting for a wind. On the fixteenth%, they had a wind to their wifli i and, embarking, they failed out of the har-bour for the coafts of Poitou, recommending themfelves to the care of God and St. George. KingXharles of France was perfectly well ac-. quainted with the greater part of the J king of England's councils, (I do not know by whom or how they were revealed to him) and that fir * Sir Otho de Grantfon. Barnes calls him fir Thomas Grant-fon ; but fir Thomas Grantfon was made prifoner by Bertrand du GuefcHn, and, I fuppofe, was then at Paris. Froiûart, I fli ould imagine, by mentioning outre la Somme» muft mean a dif-ferent perfon, one who had an eftate beyond the Somme. Ia the MS. collections of mr. Anfiis, a fir Otho Grantfon is ipoken of; but, by a reference to Dugdale, it appears he muft have tfred in a much earlier "period. Guifcrd 154


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