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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.6

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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.6
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When thofe who firft entered it gained great pii* lage : many were there flain. Having received intelligence that there were in fome marfliy grounds, in an adjoining valley, upwards of twenty thoufand head of cattle, pigs, cows and fhcep, they puflied forward; and, having enter-ed the marfli, ordered their infantry to drive out the cattle. They then refolved to return to their quarters in Befioufe, and fet out accordingly. They arrived there on the evening of the enfu-ing day with all their-booty; by which they had provifions in abundance, and for a longtime. Thus ended this expedition. When the lord Ferrande returned to Lifbon to the king, and re-ported to him what they had done against their enemies, and the great booty they had made, he imagined the king would hare been well pleafed ; but no, for he faid to him,—c How, thou ftinking rafcal, haft thou dared, after the pofitive denial 1 fent them, to confient to their making aji ex-curfion, and to accompany them thyfelf? By St. Jacob, I will have thee hanged.' The knight, on this; caft himfelf on his knees, and faid,—c My lord, their captain acquitted himfelf dutifully and loyally ; but the others by force made him go with them, as well as myfelf, to flievv them the country. When the expedition has fp well fucceeded, you ought to pardon it/ Notwithstanding this fpeebh, the king ordered him to prifon, where he remained until the earl of Cambridge delivered him when he came to Liff)on on the bufinefs of which you fhall hear. After the Englifli and Gafcons were returned 60


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