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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 44



CHAP. VIL G ES AT PREPARATIONS ARE MADE THROUGHOUT FRANCE FOR THE INVASION OF ENGLAND-— THE DEATH OF FRANCIS ATREMEN. fJ1HE king of France, his uncles and ^ council, " had been well informed of the intended ex-pedition of the duke of Lancafter, before he had failed from England, (for fame fpreads all things abroad) and that it was meant againft Caftille. It was for this reafon the duke of Burgundy had concluded fo eafily a peace with the Flening% and in order that the king of Caftille might have afliftance ; for the king of France was bound to aid him, as he had always' fuccoured France, wfcea called upon, with men and (hips. Add to this, the great defire the young king of France had ever Jhewn to invade England with a powerful army and navy. In this he was joined by all the chi-valry of the realm, but efpecially by the dukç of Burgundy, the conftable of France, and the count de St. Pol, although he had married £ing Richard's fifter, as Welt as by the lord de Coucy. Thefe lords faid, c Why fhouid not we, for once, make a vifit to England to fee the country and its inhabitants, and icftirn the way thither, as the Englifh have done in France ? This year, therefore, of 1386, we will go thither, as well to • break 81


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