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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.1

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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.1
page 164



frieafantly ; for there was fuch plenty in the city and furrounding country, that during more than fix weeks, while the king and the lords of England* with upwards of forty thoufand men at arms, ηί-' maincd there, the provifions were not dearer ; for as much was to be bought for a penny as before their arrival. Good wines from Gafcony, Alface and the Rhine, were in abundance and reafonabie; poultry and other fuch provifions at a low price. Hay, oats and itraw, of a good quality, and cheap, were delivered at their quarters. CHAP. XVIL #F THX MANNERS OF THE SCOTS, AND HOW THEY CARRY ON WAR. t ^^FTE R remaining three weeks from the time of this affray, the king igued a proclamation by his marfhals that every one in the courfe of the r enfuing week, Ihould be provided with carts, tents, and every thing neceflary for their march towards Scotland : When every one was properly equipped, the king and all his barons marched out of the city, and encamped fix leagues from it. Sir John de Hainault and his company were encamped near the king, as a mark of diftinétion, and to prevent the archers from tak ng any advantage of him. The king and this firft divifton remained there two day$ &nd two nights, waiting the arrival of money for his expenfes, as well as to examine whether any $ling verç waiting. On the third day the army • dit


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