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
When the Hainaulters had received their demand
for horfes, they purchafed fmall hackneys to ride
more at their eafe, and fent their carriages, fumpter
horfes, trunks, andferyants, on board of two (hips,
Which the king had provided for them, and which
landed them at Sluys, in Flanders.
They took leave of the king, queen, the earls
of Kent and Lancier, and of all the barons, who
paid them many honours ; and the king had them
efcorted by twelve knights and two hundred men
at arms, for fear of the archers, of whom.thçy
were not well affured, as they muft pafs through
the bifhopric of Lincoln.
Sir John and all his company fet out, efcortsd
as above, and by eafy JQurneys came to pover,
where they embarked on board veffels ready pro
vided for them. The Engliih who had accorr^
panied them took their leave, and returned to their
The Hainaulters arrived- at WiiTan, where they
tarried two days, in order to deck out their horfes
and the remains of their armour ; during which
time fir Jphn de Hainault and fome other knights
went on a pilgrimage to our lady of Boulogne. .
to pawn the jewels in the tofor, if there were not a fufficirncy ©f money for the purpofe. A paffport of the fame date, Commanding none to do any harm, &c, to fir John de Hainatfk.
An order, figrted bj the king at Evelham., June 28, ij?8, for feven thoufand pounds to fir John de Hainauk, as part of the fourteen tbon&nd pounds.