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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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% % 216 England, the king of Navarre discontinued his yrw, as peace had been made between him and the regent. The king of England croffed the fea with a large army, and laid fiege to Rheims, whi-ther he fent for the captai, who at that time was a Clermont in Beauvoifis, carrying on the war on his own account. We joined the king of Eng-land and his children. But/ faid the fquire, c I fancy you muft have written all this, and how the king of England broke up his fiege through fa-mine, and how he came before Chartres, arid how peace was made between the two kings.* c That is true/ replied 1 : c I have all this, as well as the treaties which were then concluded/ Upon this Baftot de Mauléon thus continued his narration : s This treaty of peace being concluded, it _ was neceflary for all men at arms and free com-panies, according to the words of the treaty, to evacuate the fortrefles or caftles they held. Great numbers collected together, with many poor companions who had learnt the art of war under different commanders, to hold coun-cils as to what quarters they fhould march, and' they faid among themfelves, that though the kings had made peace with each other, it was neceflary for them to live. They marched into Burgundy, where they had captains of all nations, Germans, Scots, and people from every country. I was there alfo as a captain. Our numbers in Burgundy, above the river Loire, were upwards of twelve thoufand, including alt -^"*ts. gut J muft fay, that in this number, therq Ferç


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