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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 249



men and archers. With the ufe of the bow the Scots are little acquainted; but they fling their axes over their fhoulders, and, when engaged in battle, give deadly blows with them. Thefe lords were well pleafed on meeting each other, and declared they would never re- turn to their homes withbut having made an inroad on England, and to fuch an effect that it fliould be remembered for twenty years to come. The more completely to combine their plans, they fixed another meeting to be held at a church in the foreft of Jedworth, called Zedon*, before they began their march to Eng-land. Intelligence was carried to the earl of Nor-thumberland (for every thing is known to thofe who are diligent in their inquiries), to his children, to the fénéfchal of York, and to fir Matthew Redman, governor of Berwick, of the great feaft that was to be kept at Aberdeen. To learn what was done at it, thefe lords fent thither heralds and minftrels. The Scots barons could not tranfact their bufinefs • fo fecretly but it was known txr thefe minftrels, that there was to be a grand affembly of men at arms in the foreft of Jedworth. They obferved alfo, * * Zedon. The'monaftery of Zedon, at which the fcottiii leaders are faid to have held their meeting previous to entering England, is, I fhouM fuppofe, the modern Kirk-Yetholm, ex^ acÉj upon the borders, and near the foot of Cheviot : the name is pronounced Yetto'm.wbtch comes very nearYedon/—W. 8, , much •240


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