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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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perfori, had often told him, from the opinions of fe^ veral lawyers, that the crown of Francç belonged to* him by right of blood, as he was the immediate heir, by his mother, to the laft king. The lord Robert was anxious for the king's leaving Scotland, in hopes that he would carry his arms into France. By thefe and fuch like fpeeches the kipg was induced to confent to the ratification of the treaty of Berwick. The Berwickers made the king of Scotland and his council acquainted with their diftrefsful fituation, who, after much confideration, could notfind out any means to fend them fuccours or affiftance : the town of Berwick was therefore furrendered to the king at the end of the month, as well as the caftle,. which was very handfome andftrong, and flood without the town. The marflials of the army took poffeffion of them •both, in the name of the king. The citizens then came out to fwear homage andfidelity to king Edward, and to acknowledge, that they held the town from him. The king made his public entry into Berwick with great pomp, and founding of trumpets, and tarried there twelve days. He appointed as governor thereof a knight called fir Edward Balliol, with whom he left, when he quitter! Berwick, many young knights and efquires, to affift him in keeping the conquefts he had made from the Scots, and to gijard the frontiers. The king and all his people then returned towards jLondon, and he gave full liberty for every man to go H4


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