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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 213



right belonged to his kingdom, and which king Edward, his anceilor had held, and the king his father aifo, very peaceably, for a long time afterward* He was alfo informed, that the kingdom of Scotland was dependant on his crown as afief, and that the young king of Scots, his brother-in-law, had never acknowledged it, or done homage for it. The king of England therefore fent ambafladors to the king of Scots, to requeft, that he would withdraw his people from the city of Berwick, and give him pofleffion of it, as it was his Juft inheritance, and had always appertained to the, kings of England Jiis predeceffors. They alfo fummoned him to come and do his homage for the kingdom of Scotland, which he ought to hold from the crown of England as a fief. The king of Scotland took the advice and opinions óf his council and chief barons, and made this reply to the ambafladors : 1 My lords, I and my barons marvel greatly at the claim you have preferred ; for we do not find that any of our anceftors acknowledged the kingdom of Scotland as afief, or in any ways fubjeft ta the crown of England, either by homage or otherwife : my lord, the king our father, of happy memory, would never do homage to any preceding kings of England, whatever wars may have been made on the fubjed—neither have I any intention or inclination to do it. * As for the Town of Berwick, king Robert, our father, conquered it from the late king of England by open war, and kept pofleffion of it during his life time


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