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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 352



THE EARL OF NORTHUMBERLAND RETAKES THE CASTLE OE BERWICK. npHOMEON Priant made hafte until he ar-* rived at Alnwick, and entered the caftle from the knowledge he had of it ; for it was fo early that the earl of Northumberland was not out of bed. Having arrived at his bedfide to (peak to him, for the bufinefs was very prefling, he faid ; f My lord, the Scots have this morning taken Berwick caftle by furprife ; and the governor of the town fends me to inform you of it, as you are the lieutenant of all thefe countries.* When the earl heard this news, he made every poffible hafte to order fuccour to Berwick : he fent off letters and meffengers to all knights and fquires of Northumberland, and to thofe from whom he expeftcd any afliftance, defiring them to repair to Berwick without delay, and informing them that he was marching thither to befiege the Scots, who had conquered the caftle. This fummons was foon fpread over the coun-try, and every man at arms, knight, fquire and crofs-bowman left their houfes. The lord Né-ville, the lord Lucy, the lord Gaftop*, the lord Stafford, the lord de Bkllesf, the governor of • (Mop. % tildes. % Bdlafis. New- CHAP. LXX. 340


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