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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.9

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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.9
page 229



France rai fed his spirits, and he acted conform-ably to the orders he had received. Let ns return to what was parting in France. The king's ardour for the invafion of Gueldreland was no way abated : he was anxious to undertake it at all events, for the challenge of the dukë had mightily enraged him; and he declared that,coft what it would, he would have ample réparation, or his territories, with thofe of his father, the duke of Juliers, (hould be defpoiled and burnt Summonfes were fent to all the dukes, counts, knights, barons and men at arms, of France, to provide themfelves with fufficient purveyances for a long journey ; and one of the marfhals of trance, " fir Louis de Sancerre, was ordered to remain to guard the kingdom, from beyond the river Dordogne to the fea; for in. Languedoc, and in the country between the Garonne and the Loire, the truce had been accepted ; and the other marfhal, the lorti de Blainville, was to accompany the king. The different lords made fuch immenfe pro-vifion of itores of all kinds, it was wonderful to think of, more efpecially in wines. All thofe in Champagne were befpoken for the king, the dukes of Berry, Burgundy, Touraine, and Bourbon : carriages alfo, of every defcription, in thofe parts, % ere likewife retained for them : indeed, the pre-parations for this expedition were prodigious. The duke of Brittany was till at Paris, and could not obtain any decifiôn refpectinghis affairs, for the king refided chiefly at Mtnterean fur Yonne. 218


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