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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.5

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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.5
page 191



and barons of England the* biftdp of'London Jang mafs. • •• .• • Soon after the parliament was opened * the lord Thomas, yoimgeft fan of the late king of England, ' and many barons, knights and fquires of the realm, were ordered to crofs the fea to Calais ; and, if God fhould permit, they were to marefv through France, with three thoufand men at amis $nd as many archers, fo that the lord Thoiftas might aft rive in Brittany, attended by carls, barons and knights fuitably to the dignity df a king's fon. ' - He undertook a bold talk ut pafs through the kingdom, of France, which is fo cxtëftfive and noble, arid which has fuch gallant chivalry and valiant men at arfts. ' • • • When every thing relative to tfiïs expedition had been difcufled and finally arranged, the king of England and his uncles wrote letters to the duke of Brittany and to the nobles of the Country, informing them in part of their will, what had been determined on by the parliament* and that for a certainty the earl of Buckingham would thii feafon crofs the fea to march to their aid* The king of England ïhewed the ambafiadors fnany honours, and gave them very rich prefents, as did alfo his uncles, when they fet out on their departure for Brittany* • They prefented their letters to the duke, who, having opened and read them, ihewed them to the fiâtes of his country, who were fatisfied with their contents. The king ôf England and his uncles did not delay this ex-peditioty but fent fummpns to all thofe who had been


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