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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 377



. CHAP. LXL. . A TRUCE BETWEEN THE ENGLISH AND SCOTS.—* THE DUKE OF LANCASTER REMAINS IN SCOT-LAND DURING THE REBELLION IN ENGLAND. \X7E will now fpeak'of the truce which the duke of Lancafter, who had remained on the bor^ ders of Scotland during the time of this rebellion In England, was negotiating with the earl of Douglas and other barons on the part of Scotland. The Scots were as well informed as the duke of the fituation of England, though he did not take any notice of it to them, _ but went on with the treaty as if England were in perfed peace. The bufmef$ was fo ably conduced by the com-miffioners on each fide that a truce was made, for three years, between the, two kingdoms. When this treaty was concluded, the lords of the two countries vifited each other with much refpeft. The earl of Douglas faid to the duke of Lancafter, " —* My lord, we were well informed of the rebellion of the populace in England, and what péril the kingdom was in from that event; we therefore look on you as a valiant and prudent man, for having fo frankly continued your negotiations without ever taking the leaft notice of it ; and we offer you, fhould you think them neceffary, five or fix hun-iA--f • ' dred 366


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