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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 192



beén feieâed to attend the earl of Buckingham § the barons to affemble in one place, and the .knights in another. They had their wages paid them at Dover for three months, which were to commence as loon as they fhould land at Calais, as well for the men at arms as the archers, and their paflage over was given to them. They: crofled in fmall parties to Calais, and were upwards of fifteen days before the whole had there landed. Thofc of Boulogne having noticed fuch large bodies of men at arms continually croffing from Dover to Calais, gave notice of it to all the coun-try and the different garrifons, that they might not be furprifed. When this intelligence was known in the Bou-lonnois, the Terouennois, and in the county of Guines, all the knights and fquires of thofe COM-' tries placed their wealth in different ftrong towns, to avoid lofing it, . ' ' The governors of Boulogne, Ardrcs, de la Mon-tai re, d'Efperleek, de Tournehem, de Nordt, dc Iiques, and of other caffcles on the frontiers^ ev-erted themfelves greatly in ftrengthening ANCPRIC-tuaUng their garrifons ; for they knew, that fince the. Englifh had crofled over with fo large a fleet they would be attacked. 'News of this armament was carried to the king of Exauce, who refided at Paris. He fent imme-diate orders, m the LORD de Çoucy, who at that , tjme was at St. Quentin, to provide himfeff with ACA A£ mmh ^nd to march to Picardy, to re-N 3 • . inforce 181


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