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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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and it was fortunate the Trench and Scots did not quarrel with each other ferioufly, as there were frequent riots on account of provifion. The Scots faid, the French had done them more mifchief than the Engliih : and when afked, c In what manner ?' they replied, * by riding through their corn, oats and barley, on their march, which they trod under foot, not condefcending to follow the roads, for which damages they would have a recompenfe before they left Scot-land; and they fhould neither find veflel nor mariner who would dare to put to fea without their permiffion/ Many knights and fquires complained of the timber they had cut down, and of the wafte they had committed to lodge them-itelves. . CHAP. XVII. THE SCOTS TREAT THE ADMIRAL OF FRANCE AND HIS MEN VERY HARSHLY.—THEY RE-TURN TO FRANCE. WHEN the admiral, with his barons, knights and fquires, where returned to the neigh-bourhood of Edinburgh, they fuffered much from famine, as they could fcarcely procure pro-vifion for their money. They had but little wine, beer, barley, bread or oats : their horfes, therefore, perifhed from hunger, or were ruined. through


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