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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 90



It was incumbent on the Icing of France, the duke of Burgundy and their councils, to redeem the admiral, for they had fent him thither. They had the money inftantly raifed, and depofited in the town of Bruges, fo that the whole demand of the Scots was paid to their fatisfaction. The admiral left Scotland when he had thus amicably fettled matters, for otherwife he could not have done it ; and, taking leave of the king, who was in the highlands, and of the earls of Douglas and Moray, was attended by them to the fea fhore. He embarked at Edinburgh, and, having a fa-vourable wind, landed at Sluys in Flanders. Some of his knights and fcjuires did not follow the fame road, as they were defirous of feeing other countries befide Scotland, and went into different parts ; but the greater number returned to France, and were fo poor they knew not how to remount themfelves ; efpecially thofe from Burgundy, Champagne, Bar and Lorraine, who feized the labouring horfes wherever they found them in the fields. . The young king of France, and the duke of Burgundy, feafted the admiral fplendidly on his return, as was but juft. They made many inqui-. ries refpecting the fituation of the king and ba-rons of Scotland, He told them * the Scots would naturally incline to the Englifh, for they were jealous of foreigners ; and added, that as God may help him, he would rather be count of Savoy or of Artois, or fome fuch country, than king of ^cotland; that he had feen the whole force of that • ^ country


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