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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
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that they will live for a long time on flefli half fodden, without bread, and drink the river-water jrithout wipe. They have, therefore, no occafion for pots or pans ; for they drefs the fleih of their cattle in the ikins, after they have taken them off s arid, being fure to find plenty of them in the country which they invade, they carry npne with them. Under the flaps of his faddle, each man carries a broad plate of metal; behind the faddle,.a little bag pf oatmeal : when they have eaten too much of the fodden fleih, and their ftomach appears weak and empty, they place this p}atç pyer the fire, mix with prater their oatmeal, and when the plate is heated, they put a little of the parte upon it, and make a thin cake, l&e a cracknell or bifcuit, which they eat to warm their ftomachs: it is therefore no wonder, that they perform a longer day's march than other fpldierç, In this manner the Scots entered England, deftroying and burning every thing as they paffed. They feized more cattle than they knew what to do witht Thçir army confifted of four thoufand men at arms, knights and efquires, well mounted ; befides twenty thoufand men, bold and hardy, armed after the manner of their country, and mounted upon little hackneys, that are never tied up or dreffçd, but turned, immediately after the day's march, to pafture on the heath or in the fields. This army was commanded by two valiant captains. The king of Scotland himfelf, who had been very brave, yet \eing old, and labouring under a lepiofy, appointed for one that gallant prince, fo renowned in arms, the earl of Moray, who bore upon his ban* per argent three pillows gules j the other was fir James


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