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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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ovfgt them, not one would return, but all fhould be flain, or made prifonerst. In the mean time^ their army oyerran the country at their pleafure, ' for none ventured to oppofe them, the kingdom being void of defence, as the men at arms had all • (©Moved the admiral of France. The Engliih burnt the town of Perth, which is on the banks pf the Tay, and has a good harbour, from whence yeffels roqy fail to all parts of the world. They afterwards burnt Dundee, and the Engliih fpared neither monafteries nor churches, but put all to fire and flame. The light troops of the English, and the van-guard, advanced as far as the city of Bredane,* which is fituated on the fea, at the •ntrance into the highlands, but they did no barm to it, though the inhabitants were exceed-ingly alarmed, fuppofing they fhould be attack-ed, and that the king of England was coming. Juft in the fame manner as the Englifli con-ducted themfelves in Scotland, did the French and Scots in Cumberland, and on the borders of England, where they burnt and deftroyed large tracts of country. • They entered Weftmoreland, gaffing through the lands of Greyftock, and of the baron Clifford, and burnt on their march fe-veral large villages where no men at arms had before been. They met with po oppofition, as the country was drained, for all men at arms were with the king in his expedition. They came at length before Carlifle, which is well inclofed * Bredane. Aberdeen. with ... 70


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