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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
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vain, for he thought he fhould be affifted by hi* friends. t , Thus died Thomas Felton, while engaged with xa coufm of the king of Scotland, called Simon Gladwin, much lamented by his party. According to what I heard, this battle was very bloody from-its commencement to the de-feat : but when the Scots few the Englifli were difcomfited and furrendering on all fides, they behaved courteoufly to them, faying, c Sit down and difarm yourfelves, for I am your matter,' bot never insulted them more than if they had been brothers. The purfuit lafted a long time, and to the length of five Englifli miles. Had the Scots been in fuflicient numbers, none would have escaped death or captivity ; and if fir Archibald Dou-glas, the earl of Fife, the earl of Sutherland, with the divifion that had marched for Carlifle, had been there, they would have taken the bifhop of Durham and the town of Newcalftle on Tyne, as I fhall explain to you*. . • CHAP! * Through the kindnefs of my friends at Edinburgh, parti* cularly Dr. Robert Anderfon and Walter Scott, Efq. lowborn the public are indebted for many inftructire and amufing per-formances, I am enabled" to clear up, in fome meafure, my hiioritn'a blunders in the names of the heroes at this cele-brated battle, and to add a few more particulars concerning it. * The prefent man&n of Otterkwnie, belonging1 to Mr. Elis of NewcafUe, is. founded upon the ancient caftie or tower -*'bich Douglas was befieging when attacked by Percy. The of battle is till called BattU-crqfts. There is a crois ed on the fpot where Douglas fell/ See 266


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