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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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country aflembled together, m the Sdots had as** fured him,, but there were never more than fife hundred knights and fquires together, and about thirty thoufand other men, who would be un-able to withftand the Englifh archers, or a thou-fand men at arms.* The admiral was afked, s if he had feen the Englifh army.' Me replied, he had i € for when I faw the manner in which the, Scots fled • from the Englifh, J requeued they would lead me to a place whence £ might fee and confider them. They did fo, and I faw them pafs through a defile, to the amount of fixty thçufand archers, and fix or feyen thou-" fand men at arms. The Scots said, ' that this, was the whole ftrength of England, for none had remained behind/ - - The company paufed a little, and said, € Sixty thoufand archers and fix or feven thoufand men ft arms is a great force/ € They may be as many m as that,' faid the conftable of France ; c but I would rather combat the whole of them in their own country than one half on this fide the water, for this was the doctrine my mailer taught me in my youth/ * By my faith, conflable,* replied fir John de Vienne, f if you had been : there with a good command of men af arms and^ Gjenoefe, asl propofed, and as it was agreed on îyhen I undertook this expedition, we wouM have engaged them when in Scotland, or de-ftroyed them from want of provifion/ III thi3 manner did the conftabl& apl admiral converfe* which excited _ a great defire in the duke of Burgundy to ma.ke a powerful invafion ^JYflJ-. VII. % G \ . * '*f 81


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