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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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m duke to Valenciennes, where Ins was lodged in tit apartments of the count,- and duke Albert at the hôtel of Yieongueras. . The duke of Burgundy,- on leaving Valenciennes* went to Douay and Arras, where the duchefs was waiting for him. From Senlis the king of France came to Compiegne, Noyon, Feronne, Bapaume and Arras j and there were fuch numbers of meit at arms pouring into thofe countries from all quar-ters, that every thing was deftroyed or devoured without a farthing being paid for any thing* The poor farmers, who had filled their barns with grain, had only the ftraw, and, if they complained, were beaten or killed. The filh-ponds were drained of fiih, and the houfes pulled down for firing, fo that if the Englifh had been there, they could not have committed greater wafte than this • french army did. They laid, 4 We have not at prefent any money, but fhall have enough on our return* when we will pay for all.' The /armers, not daring to fpeak out, curfed them inwardly, on feeing them feize what was intended for their families ; and faid, € Go, go to England, and may never a foul of you come back !' The king of Fwnce arrived at Lille, with his two uncles of .Burghndy and Bourbon; but the duke of Berry ftill remained behind, in his own country, arranging his affairs. With the king were the duke of Bar, the duke of Lor-raine, the count d'Armagnac, the count de Sa* voye, the count dauphin d'Auvergne, the count de Geneve, the count de St. Pol, the count 4'Eu, the count de Longueviile* the lord de Voi,. VIIL • H . Coney,


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