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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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f robbed, and fometimes flain, insomuch that no varlet dared go out foraging for fear of death. In one month the French loft upwards of a hup-dred varlets : for when three or four went out foraging not one returned, in fuch a hideous manner were they treated. With all this the king required many intrea-ties before he would come forward : the knights and fquires of Scotland were the caufe of this, for they declared, they would not at this feafon wage war with England, that the French might pay more dearly for their coming. Before the king would come to Edinburgh, it was neçef-fary to pay him a large ftnpa of money for him-felf and his courtiers. Sir John de Vienne en-gaged, under his feal, that he would never quit Scotland until the king and his people were per* fectly. fatisfied: for, had he not done fo, he would not have had any afliftance from the Scots. He was obliged to make this bargain or a worfe ; but however advantageous it was for them, and whatever affection he gained by it, ' they made the war folely profitable for them-felves, as I fhall relate in this hiftory. At pre-fent I wifh to return to what was pafling in Flanders, and to fpeak of the marriage of the young king of France, which happened at this period. VOL. VII, . C CHAP 17


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