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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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The «fcii of Salt&ury and fir John Moufctagtlé defended the pafiage* but: they burnt a part of the town of Poq. ' They again embarked, and coafted towards Southampton, attempting every day to land Î but the carl of Salifoury and his forces, who followed them along the fhorc, prevented them from fo doing* The fleet then came before Southampton j but fir John Arundel, with a large body of f men at arms and archers, guarded well the town* otherwife it would have been taken. The French made faii from thence towards Dover, and landed near to the abbey of Lewes, where there were great numbeft of the people of the country a&mbled* They appointed the abbot of Lewes, fir Thomas. Cheney and fir John Fufelcc their leaders» who drew up in good array to difpute tbeir landing, and to defend the country* The trench had not the advantage, but loft feveral of their mm3 m well might happen* However, the better m maintain the fight, they made the land, when a grand fkirmifh enfued, and the Englifh, being forced to retreat, were finally put to flight. Two hundred at leaft were flab, and the two knights* with the abbot of Lewes, made prifoners. The French re-embarked, ' and ' remained at anchor before the abbey all that night. They then heard for the firft time, from their pri-soners, the death of king Edward and the coro* nation of king Richard, and alfo a part of the regulations of the kingdom, and that grçat num-bers «85


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