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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.8

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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.8
page 29



îê would be mafters of the whole country. Some ôf the knights borrowed horfes at St. Jago, and made fuch difpatch as to arrive at Corunna that night, though it was fourteen country leagues diftant, and a difficult road to find. They got there very op-portunely, juft as the engliih fleet was entering the harbour. The garrifons in town and caftle were welt pleafcd at the coming of the french knights, whofe baggage and armour followed in the courfe of the night. It was a fine fight, on the morrow, to view all the fhips and galleys enter the port laden with men at arms and purveyances, with trumpets and clarions founding ; and ffofe fignais tfere an* fwered, by way of jdefiance, by the trumpets and clarions of the caftle. The Englifh from this knew there were good garrifimi is botfi town and caftle, and that the French had poffeflion of the caftle. The lords and their men difembarked on the fhore, but did not approach the town, as it mm too well fortified, and feemed filled with men at arms. They, however, took up their lodgings in fome huts of fifhermen and feafaring men on the outfide of the walls. They were forced to build other huts, as they were fo nutnerous j and the four firft days after their landing they were thus employed, as well as in clearing the veflels of their ftores and purvey-ances, which were in great quantities, and in dif-pmbarkmg their horfes. They " had been fifteen days on board ; and though they were plentifully1 fupplied with hay, oâts and freih water, yet the, roiling


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