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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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ihuoh frightened thofe in the town. The eafrÉ of Flanders was hot very well affured but that Ypres muft fall; for the Englifh are very fub-tle, and they could receive great reinforcements from England, by way of Cfajaftk* without his knowledge, or oppofition, having garrifons in all the towns on the road. They might, if they had chofen, have had Reinforcements from England ; but they did not think much was to be dreaded at the commencement, either from the earl or the power of France, for feveral great Englifh "barons were prepared arid ready to crofs the fea at Calais, to affift their coun-trymen from the environs of Dover, Sandwich, and Lewes, had they been .fo required : they amounted to a thoufand lances, arid two thou-» fand afchei? in the parts above mentioned. Sir William Beauchamp and fir William Windfor* marfhals of England, were appointed by the king and council to command thefe men at arms, by which the duke of Lancafter loft this oppor-tunity of making his expedition to Portugal. All England, as Î. have before faid, were more inclined to ferve in the army of the bifliop of Norwich than in that of the duke of Lan-cafter. . •. The earl of Flanders was informed of all thefe, events which were paffing in England* as well as of what was going forward ' before Ypres* He therefore refolved to provide* as much as was in his power, à remedy for them; for he fuppofed the duke;of Burgundy would excite the barons of France, to exert themfelves to Vf • * drive «91


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