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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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often renewed, that the caftle was taken, and the knight, his wife and children who were within it. The French who firft entered made upwards of forty.prisoners: the castle was then burnt and •deftroyed, for they faw they could not keep nor guard it, being fo far advanced in England. After the capture of this caftle, and of fir John LufTebourne, the admiral and baronsof France and Scotland marched towards Amith*, the eftate of the lord Percy, and quartered thejnfelves all around it. They, deftroyed feveral villages, and marched as far as Boulf, a handfome and ftroçg caftle on the fca-coast, belonging to the earl of Northumberland : they did not attack it, for they knew they fhould lofe their labour, but conti-nued their march to half-way between Berwick and Newcaftie-on-Tyne, where they learnt that the Duke of Lancafter, the earls of Northum-berland and Nottingham, the lord Neville, with the barons of the counties of Northumberland, York, and Durham, werehaftening with a large force to meet themj. The admiral and barons of France were much delighted at this intelligence, for they were defir ruus of an engagement $ but the Scots were of a contrary opinion, and advifed a retreat towards Scotland, on account of their flores, and to have * Amith. Q. Alnwick. t Boul. CL if not Cornbiil. X Mr. Redpath, in his. Border Hiftory, gives a very (hort account indeed of this expedition, and of thefe places : he ackU,—'It is faid, they took and deftroyed the caftles of Wark, Cornhill and Ford.' their 06


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