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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
page 305



Oh' die-other handj the king bf Spain had or-dered his brother, the baftard of Spairi, to enter Navarre with a powerful army : ht attacked towns and catties, and gained much touhtïy, in fpite of the king of Navarre, • who could do but little' to defend himfelf. He fent to inform king Rich&rd of England how he was fituated, in the hope that he would aid him in oppofing the king of France in Ms courtty of Evteux ; for that he himfelf would remain in Navarre, so guard his fortreflfes agâïïrfi the king of Spain. • • • - ' King Richard, in confequence of a council which had been called on this btffinefs, fent fir Robert le Roux* with a body of men at arms and arthert, to Cherbourg. The garrifon* of the dif-fèrent fortreffes won by the conftable in the county of Evreux were alio colledted at that town. • When all were afiembled, they were a numer-ous and handfome body of picked men, who had provided the caftle with ftores, for they "concluded ft Would be befieged, ' - The conftable and the loïd de là Riviere, hav-ing vifited every place in the county of Evreu* with their army, found that all the towns for-merly belonging to the king of Navarre were no* under the obedience of the king of FMttte i they then eame before Cherbourg, which is a ftfttog pid noble place, founded by Julius Caifar, when he conquered England* and UkeWife a fea-fJoi%. • « Probably fir Robert loofe, or'Eoufe. /; . »M» i. JT ; " ;" . ' »; : --;p:^ { -, / " u 3 The


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