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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
page 82



' . • / ' CHAP. XVI. • • THE EARL OF SUFFOLK PREVENTS THE KING OF . ENGLAND FROM PURSUING THE FRENCH AND . SCOTS WHO HAD INVADED ENGLAND.—THBfc • ENGLISH ARMY RETURN HOME THE SAME WAY • THEY HAD ENTERED SCOTLAND.—THE FRENCH AND SCOTS RETURN IN A SIMILAR MANNER. THE king's uncles and the other lords fup-• • pofed the admiral of France and the Scotf would continue their march, and that they would do as much mifchief as they could on the bor-ders and in Cumberland. They therefore thought they could not do better, when their flores were all arrived, than to follow their line of march, un-til they fhould overtake and fight them ; "for as they could not any way efcape, they muft be attacked to a difadvantagç. Of this opinion was the duke of Lancafter, his brothers, feveral of the nobles of the realm, and the greater part of the army. Their flores were now all arrived by fea or land, and the king had, in the prefence of his uncles, ordered this plan to be adopted. But in one night, Michael de la Pole, earl of Suffolk, . who at that time was the heart and fole council of the king, and in whom he plaeed his whole confidence, undid the whole bufinefs. I know not what his intentions were for fo doing ; but I heard afterwards, he fhould fay to the king,— * Ah, 7§


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