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
fcfety, and to be lodged therein, to prevent any daft* ger that might arife from nightly attacks. This town was fo confiru&ed, that, when they diilodged, it could be taken to pieces, roofs and all; and many carpenters and other workmen, who had been employed on it, were engaged, at very high wages, to attend thç properly taking it to pieces and ere£U ing it again. ' •
I never heard the name of the duke of Brittany, nor had he laid up in Flanders ftorcs of any kind* nor of the duke of Touraine, the king's youngeft brother, nor #of the count de Blois, as among the number of thofe who were to accompany the king on this.occafioh* But all could not go; if was necefiary fome fhouid remain behind in France, to guard the realm.
Whoever had been at Pamme, Bruges or Sluys at this time, and had feen how bufily all were employed in loading the vcflels with hay in truffes, garlic, onions, bifcuit in facks, peafe, beans, cbeefe* bowls, barley, oats, rye, wheat, wax*cand)es, houfings, fhoes, boots, helmets, fpurs, knives, hatchets, wedges, pick-axes, hooks, wooden pegs, boxes filled With ointments, tow, bandages, cover-lids for ieepkg on, borfe-fhoe nails, bottles of verjuice and vinegar, iron, ftone ware, pewter and wooden pots and difhes, candlefticks, bafons, vafes, fat pigs, hafters, kitchen furniture, utenitls for the buttery, and for the other offices, and every article neceflary for man or beaft, would have been ftruck with aflonifhment. The eagernefs and pleafure were fo great in the beholding it, that