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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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he then declared why he had been particularly _ fent by the king and the ambafladors froiuFraoce, and excufed them, by faying, that the king of Scotland had gracionfly received the embafly from France, and having affented to the treaties which the king of France had made,, fhould t conform to the truce: that he had ordered, as , ftrongly as lay in. him, his vaffals to .do the fame ; but that the borderers of Scotland, on the lands of the lord Percy and the earl of Nottingham, fuch as the earl of Douglas, the earl of Mar his uncle, fir Archibald, fir Rame, fir Peter, fir Wil* liam and fir Thomas Douglas, all the brothers of Lindfay and • Ramfay, with, fir William fee-ton, would not attend the parliament in which this treaty was agreed to, nor would they accent it; tor they faid there had been fuch damagç done to their lands as was difagreeaMe to themfelves and friends, which they would revenge the very firft opportunity. Thefè lords, whom I have juft named, collected thqir forces to invade England, but they never mentioned it to the king, nor to any of his houfehold, for they well knew he would not have confented to it. * They fay, However, in Scotland, that Eng-land firft began. hostilities ; that, my lords, you knew Veil a truce bad been concluded beyond fea; and that on your return from Calais, it ought to have been fignified to us. They fay likewife^that the ambafladors from France, when they paffed through this country, were detained from coming to us as they were bound to do, and that you kept them tOQ long here with your en- tertaumeato* , " -354


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