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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.7

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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.7
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W«e to march to Caâille by way of Bâyônne and Navarre, for - there was a treaty between theft* and \he king of Navarre. All this had been fettled m the imaginations of the Englifh, but it proved a difappointment; for, when they learned for a truth that the admiral of France with a thoufand lances of chofen knights and fquires were preparing to f&il for Scotland, their councils were changed, and none dared to think of quitting their coun-try, nor of weakening their forces : for they much dreaded the confequences of this junction of the French with the Scots. . There was alfo a report at this time, that Eng-land was to be attacked in three ' different parts "by the French. One expedition was from Brit-any, as it was faid that the duke of Brittany was become a good Frenchman ; another from Nor-mandy, where the conftable of France was ma-king his preparations at Harfleur, Dieppe, and all along the coaft as far as St. Valéry and Cro-toy j the third from Scotland. From fear of this, the government of England would not allow any knights or fquires to quit the country, but attend-ed to the fortifying of their harbours. At this feafen Richard, earl of Arundel, admiral of the Englifh fea, was eruifing with fixty or fourfcora large veffels, armed and fitted with men at arm* and archers; he had, befides, nine light veffels off Normandy to gain intelligence. We will leave for a while the duke de Bourbon and the fiege of Taillebourg, which laited up-wards of nine weeks, and relate how the ad-'• ' ' mirai 11,


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