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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 195



never been in France before : in parricubuv fife king's fen, ami many barons and knights, . It wis therefore but reafonable, that thofe who were acquainted with the kingdom of France, and having formerly paled through, and ^ had fevcral engagements in it, fhould have fuch weight given to their advice and opinions as redounded to their honour. True it is, that in former times, when the Englifh invaded France, they had made a re-gulation, for the leaders to fwear, in the prefence of the king and his council, to obferve two things ; that to no one, except to themfelvcs, would they reveal the fecrets of their councils, their intended march, nor what might be their intentions j and fccondly, that they would never agree to any treaty with the enemy without the knowledge and confent of the king and his council. When thefe barons/ knights and Jquircs, with their men, had remained for three days at Mar-quife, and their whole force had joined than from Calais, the captains, having well confidered their line of march, departed, and took the road to Ardres, iTiey halted before the caftie of Ardres, m (hew themfelves to the garrifon within ; when the earl of Buckingham having created the carl of Devonshire and the lord Morley knights, theft two lords firft difplayed their banners. The earl of Buckingham created alfo die fol-lowing knights : the fon of the lord Fitzwalter, fir Roger Strange, fir John d*Ypre, fir John Cole, fir James Tyrrel, fir Thomas Rameftone, fir John Neville, 184


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