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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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te tfelltliciii, wbiîft before. Ypfes, th&t if they Wished for reinforcements, they should have very numerous ones, the bishop anfwered, as did fir Thomas Trivet and fir William Helmon*, that they had ftrength enough, and more than they wishedj to combat tt\e king of Fraiice and the army he could bring againft thetn. But fir Hugh Caîverley, who had feen more fervice than any of the others, had always held a different lan-guage, and faid during the fiege of Ypres, when he heard of the offer from the barons in Eng-land,—* Gentlemen, you feem to have great con-fidence in your ftrength : why should we refufe the afliftânce of our countrymen, when they offer to come to us and the country confents to it? À day may come, perhaps, when we shall repent of our refafat/ But thefe words were not at-tended to, as they faid they had men fufficient. Things therefore continued as they were, and in the end they loft more than they gained by it. Sir Hugh Calverley, on his arrival at Bergues, quartered himfelf and hk men in the different betels and houfes of the town: they were in the whole, including archers* more than four thou-fiendiften. Sir Hugh faid,— I am determined to keep this town; it is of good ftrength, and we are enough to defend it, 1 expect we shall have, iïx five or fix days, reinforcements from England ; fer they will learn our filiation, mi ûîo the force irf mt enemies/ ' All replied,4 God 'aflft ta f • fill W. Nthaon. Ekftham, ttfctfdbtg- té Carte. X 8 Upon


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