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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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In this manner was Berwick caftle regained. The earl of Northumberland appointed John Biffet conftable thereof, a very valiant fquire, through whofe means, as you have already heard, it had been reconquered- He had every part of it re-paired, and the bridge which he had broken down reftored. CHAP. LXXI. THE IARLSOF NORTHUMBERLAND AND NOTTING-. HAM ENTER SCOTLAND WITH A LARGE ARMY. * earls of Northumberland and Nottingham, the two moft powerful barons of the army, de-termined to make an excurfion after their enemies, and if they could find them to offer them battle. As they had refolved, fo did they execute : early on a morning they marched away taking the road to Roxburgh up Tweedfide. - When they had marched about three leagues, they called a council, and the two earls thought it advifeable to fend a detachment to Melrofe, a large monaftery of black monks, fituated on the Tweed, which is the boundary of the two kingdoms, to know if any Scots were lying thereabouts in ambufcade ; whilft they with the main body would march into the Merfe » by which means they would not fail of hearing fome news of the Scots. , That FTER the re-capture of Berwick caftle, the 345


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