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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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is* . ÇHAP. I3X. THl KING OF FRANCE EQUIPS FOR SEA A LARGÇ FLEET, WHICH URNS SEVERAL TOWNS IN INGLAND. T^URÎNG the negotiations for peace, the king U t of France had been very aftivc in providing* fhips and galleys i the king of Spam had fent him his admiral, fir Fernando Sauflc, who, with fir John de Vienne, admiral of France, had failed for the port of Rye, which they burnt, five days after the deccafe of king Edward, the vigil of St. Peter, in June, and put to death the inhabitant*, without {paring man or woman. Upon the news of this event coming to London, the earls of Cambridge and Buckingham were or- dered to Dover with a large body of men at arms* The earl of Salifbury and fir John Motmtague, on the other hand, were fent to the country near Southampton. After this exploit, the French landed in the ifle of Wight. They afterwards burnt the follow-ing towns : Portsmouth, Dartmouth, Plymouth, and feveral others. When they had pillaged and burnt all in the ifle of Wight, they embarked and put to fea, coafting the fhores until they came to a port called Poq*. , . • if not PooL The


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