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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 184



on their march to England, by orders from the king and, council. They followed all that day the banners of the , marihals, and halted at an early hour in a beautiful meadow, where there was plenty of forage for their horfes ; and much need was there of it, for they were fo weakened by famine, that they could fcai ce move. The next day they decamped betimes, and took, up their quarters ftill earlier, at a large monaftery within two leagues of Durham. The king lay there that night, and the army in the fields around it, where they found plenty of grafs, pulfe,. and corn. They remained there quiet the next day ; but thè king and lords went to fee the church of Dui ham. The king paid his homage to the church and the biihopric, which he had not before done, and gave ìargeffes to the citizens. They found there all their carnages and baggage, which they had left in a wood thirty-two days be fore, at rr'dhight, as has been related* Jhe In habitants of Durham finding them there, had brought them away at their own coil, and placed them in empty barns. Each carriage Had a little flag attached to it, that it might be known* The lords were much pleafed at finding them again. The king and nobles rcpofed two day$ at Dur ham, and the army in its environs, for there would not have been fufficient room to lodge them in that city. They had ail their horfes well ihod, and fet out on their march towards York. They made fuch hafte, that in three days they arrived there, VOL. L F and


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