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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
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do not pretend to know every thing; but I do know, that after proper care had been taken, as I have already noticed, for the defence of Calais, all the coaft of England, where it was thought the French would land, was well guarded. * ' • The earl of Salifbury, becaufe his eft ate was in the ifle of Wight, which lies oppofite to the country of Caux in Normandy, was ordered thither to guard and defend it with the - men at arms and archers of that country. The earl of Devonfeire was fent to Southampton with two hundred men at arms and fix hundred archers, tô guard that haven. The earl of Northumberland to the port of Rye, with the fame number of men at arms and archers. The earl of Cambridge was fent to Dover with five hundred men at arms and twelve hundred archers. His brother, the earl of Buck-ingham, to Sandwich, with fix hundred men at arms and twelve hundred archers. The earls of Stafford and Pembroke to Or well, with five hundred men at arms and twelve hundred archers. Sir Henry and firFaulx Percy to Yarmouth, with three hundred men at arms and fix hundred archers. Sir Simon Burley was appointed governor of Dover caftle only. Every port and harbour from the Humber to Cornwall was well provided with men at arms and archers, and watchmen were polled on all the hills near the fea-coafts oppofite to France and Flanders. The manner of porting thefe watcher* was as follows : they had large Gafcony cafks filled with Tand, which they placed one on the other, rifing like columns : on thefe were planks, where 45


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