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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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fccrs of men at arms were under orders to march to the coaft. - Sir John de Vienne difpatched a floop to Havre, where there was a knight in waiting* who imme-diately rode to Paris to the king, and reported to him fuch intelligence refpe&ing the death of king Edward that he was convinced of its truth. • The French and Spaniards put to, fca, and having the wind favourable, came with an eafy &il that fame tide about the hour of nine, before Dover. They amounted in all to about fix fcore galleys. At that time there were in Dover the earls of Cambridge and Buckingham, with/ im-menfe numbers of men at arms and archers, who, with a hundred thoufand common meoj» were waiting for the arrival of the French, drawn up before the port with difplayed banners, for they had feen them at a diftance, and they were continually joined by people from the country who had noticed this Jorge fleet. • The French came before the harbour, but did not enter it, making for deep water, as the tide began to ebb, Notwithftànding this, the Englifh continued ibiéfc guard all that day and following night. '. The French who were on the fea came with the next tide before Calais, to the great furprife of the inhabitants, who clofed their gates againft them. CHAP.


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