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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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toi hundred fpears. ' In this number were, the lords de Duras, de Courton, de Mucident, de Rofen» • de Langoren, and de Landûris, fir Peter de Lan-duras, fir Peter de Courton, and fir William Fan* rington, an Englifhman. This body of men left Bourdeaux; and advanced to Niort, where they found fir Walter Hewett, fir John Devereux, fir Thomas Gournay, fir John Crefswell, and lèverai others. When they were all afiembled, they amounted to about twelve hun-dred combatants* Sir Richard de Pontchardon arrived there alfo, and brought with him twelve hundred more. The king of England and his children, with his large army, were beaten about on the fea, and could not land at la Rochelle, nor any where near it, for wind and weather were againft them. . They remained in this fituation for nine weeks ; and Michaelmas was fo near at hand that he found it was not poflible for him to keep his engagement with the Poitevin lords in Thouars. He was fe-yerely difappointed • at this, and • difbanded his troops to go whither they wifhed. The king, on his return, faid of the king of France, € that there never was a king who had armed himfelf fo litde, nor one who had given him fo much cmbarraff- . ment.* , Thus did this large fleet fleer to England, when it had as favourable a gale as could be wifhed. After they were difbanded, there arrived at Bour-deaux upwards of two hundred merchant fhips for wines* ' WHEN


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