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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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a body of three hundred Linfars, from the oppo-lite fide of the Rhine, had collected together on their line of march. Thefe are the greateft rob-bers and plunderers in the world j and they ho-vered alôngfide the French army, to take ad--vantage of any negligence on their part. The French, were fufpicious of them, and dared not attempt foraging but in large bodies. I believe ' the lord Boucicaut, the elder, and fit Lewis de Grach were made prifoners by them, and car-ried to Nimeguen. Thefe Germans rode through bye ways, and, like birds of prey, night and • morning fell upon the French wherever they found a favourable opportunity ; and this - had made them more careful. When |he king of France was come to the confines of Juliers, and the vanguard and fo- -ragers had already entered it, the duke, unwill-ing that his country fhould be deftroyed, liftened to the advice of the arçhbifhop of Cologne and bifhop of Liege, and confented they fhould ne-gotiate with the king and his uncles, and en-treat that his country fhoûld remain in peace, ' on fuch terms as I fhall mention. Thefe two prelates, having laid the foundation for a peace, conducted the duke of Juliers into the king's prefence^ who was attended by his uncles, the duke of Lorraine and other great ba-rons of France of the blood royal, and his coun-cil. ^ On the duke's approaching the king, he caft himfelf on his knees, and made very hand-fome excuses for the challenge his fon had Tent, to France. He told the king, that his fon was VOL..IX. - *U - a'* 28§


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