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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 218



penetrable, except to thofe well acquainted with tfye country, They had carried all their moveables with them, and placed them in fafety, and Jield not what was left behind of any account. It was not to be wondered that the Scots were thus difmayed ; their king was ,but aboutfifteen years pld ; the earl of Moray wasftill younger ; and a youth, named William Douglas, nephew of him who was killed in Spain, was of a fimilar age : fo that the kingdom of Scotland tvas deftitute of good captains. When the king of England had run over and fcoured the plains of Scotland, and had remained there for three months, not feeing any come to pppofe him, he garrifoned many cailles which he had taken, and thought by their means to make ivar upon all that remained. He then made a Jiàndfome retreat towards Berwick, and in his way he took tlje caftle of Dalkeith, which was the patrimony of the earl of Douglas,fituatefiye miles from Edinburgh ; he appointed 3 governor, with a good garrifon. By ihort marches he came before the good town of Berwick, which isfit^ate at the end of Northumberland, at the entrance into Scotland. The king furrounded it on every fide, and faid he would never quit the fpot, until he had reduced it, or the king of Scotland came to force him to raife thefiege at the head of his army. It was well fupplied with provifion, and had a good garrifon of pien at armsfrom the king of Scotland, and, befides, was partly furrounded by an arm of the fea. H 3 ' There


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