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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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CHAP. XXXV. • THB CONSTABLE BE CLISSON MAKES GREAT PRE* PARATIONS TO INVADE ENGLAND.—MUCH MUR-MURING AND DISCONTENT IN ENGLAND AGAINST KING RICHARD AND HIS COUNCIL. J HAVE before related at length, how the grand expedition, which was preparing at Sluys to in-vade England, was broken up ; but to fhew how much the IVench were in earneft, and that it might not be faid they had given it over tlyough cowardice, but were ftill eager to land in England, it was or-dered that the conftable fhould fail thither in the month of May, when the weather was fine, and the fea calm. . His force was to confift of four thoufand men at arms and two thoufand crofs-bows, who were to aflemble in a town of Brittany called Tré-guier*, fituated on the fea-coaft, and oppofite to Cornwall. His preparations, which were very con-* fiderable, were all made there, and the horfes were to embark at that port, the more eafily to overran England ; for without horfes, no, war on land can be carried on with effe£h In this harbour were numbers of veflels of all descriptions, which were * TWguier,—ten leagues north-weft of St. Brieux, and twenty-tbrec north-eaft of Breft. " laden *44


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