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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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had given, was foon known to the Spanlfh barons : they were much vexed for two reàfons ; one, becaufe they imagined the king had greater confidence in thefe ftrangers than in his own liege fubjects who had crowned him ; and be-caufe the French knights had advifedthe king to keep his ground, whilft they were tired of the war. They therefore privately caballed together,. and faid, € The kingknows not how to carry on a war but by the French, as his father did before him.' They now conceived a hatred to the French, which their fervants and foragers foon made manifeft. They had quartered all the French together, but when they fent out parties to fo-rage, the Spaniards being more numerous, took their forage from them, and beat and wounded feveral, infomuch that complaints were made to the king. The king much blamed fir Reginald de Limoufin, his marfhal, for not having pre* vented this. The marfhal excufed himfelf, by faying,—4 As God might help him, he knew no-thing about it; but that he would inftantly pro-vide a remedy, by ordering men at arms into the field, to attend carefully that the French col-lected their forage in fecurity/ He alfo ifTued a' proclamation for all who had provifion, or other neceffaries, to bring them to the army at Santaren, when a reafonable price would be given for them. The foreigners were amply fttpplied, for, by the king's orders, they were to be ferved before any others, which increafed the hatred of the Spaniards. . VOL, VIL 'S ' It M7


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