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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 176



fealled Hofebotirg î they would, have .done taorë if they had known the ftate of the country. After (laying as long as they pleafed, and finding nd attempt made to regain what they had won on fea and land, they fet fail with a favourable wind fot England, * carrying with them more than two hun-dred thoufahd francs of wealth. Having entered the Thames, they landed at London, where they were joyfully received for the fine wines of Poitoii and Saintongè they had on board, which wfeïe lix* tended to have been drarçk in Flanders, Brabant, Hainault, Liege aiid other places. They were difperfed throughout England, and the prices fd touch deprefleci from the quantity, a gallon Wàë fold for fourpence. The Englifh^ who refided on the frontiers of Flanders, Holland and Zealand were too enterprifing in their voyages to Dbr-drecht, Zuric-zee, Middlebourg, and the Briélle in Holland. Some of the merchants of Zuric-Eeô had, oh board the fleet that was captured, much wipe from la Rochelle, which was reftored to them. The Englifh were right in thus courteoufly treat-ing them ; for Zuric-zee would never join the French in their invafion df England, nor permit them to have any veflels or boats from thence* and this conduct acquired them the love of thé Ëhgîifh. Sir Jbhn de Bucq was a prifoiier àt London, oil his word : he was permitted to go any where about the town, but at fun-fet he was to return to his lodging ; nor would the Englifh ever liften to any fanfôm for him, though the duke of BUfguridy M a mulâ ï4ê


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