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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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CHAP. LXXVI. SIR JOHN DE VIENNE,. ADMIRAL OF FRANCE, SAILS TO SCOTLAND, TO CARRY ON THE WAR AGAINST THE ENGLISH AT THE EXPIRATION OF THE TRUCE. ' AT tips period, thofe men at arms who had been fixed on to accompany fir John de Vienne, admiral of France, to Scotland, ar-rived at Sluys in Flanders. He was to have under his command a thoufand lances, knights and fquires, and, I believe, they were all there: for fuch was the ardour of thofe who wifhed to advance themfelves, .that feveral went with the admiral though they had not been fummoned., The fleet was ready prepared at Sluys, and • the stores in great abundance and good. .They embarked arms Sufficient for twelve hundred men from head to foot. Thefe they had brought from the castle of Beauté, near Paris, and they were the arms of the Parifians, which had been ordered to be depofited there. With the admi-ral were plenty of excellent men at arms, of the flower of knighthood. It was the intention of the admiral to give thefe arms to the knights and fquires of Scotland, the better to fucceed in their enterprife; for fir Geoffry de Charny and the others had told the king on their return home last year, that the Scots were very poorly armed. " • I will 382


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