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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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to his own home. He himfelf went toWindfor, where he chiefly refided, and the lord Robert accompanied him, who never ceafed, day or night, from telling him how juft hisrightwas to the crown of France ; to which the king opened a willing ear, and thought of it with much fatisfattion. Thus ended the king's expedition againft "the king of Scots. He deftroyed the greateft part of the country, and took many more forts than his people had achieved from the Scots for a long time. He placed in them feveral able and expert knights and efquires; among whom were fir William Montacute and fir Walter Manny, who made many fevere ikirmiihes and attacks upon the Scots, and according to cuftom, were always vi&oriousl In order the better to fecure their entrance and retreat from Scotland, and to harafe the country, fit William Montacute fortified the tower of Roxburgh, upon the borders of Scotland, and made it a ftrong caftle, able to refift any attack. He gained fb much favour by his enterprifes, that the king created him earl of Saliibury, and married him to a noble and honourable lady. The lord tif Manny alfô, who was knighted on this expedition, was nominated a privy counfellor, and highly advanced at court.1 True it is, that the Scots did greatly difturb the Engliih : they kept themfelves in the wild parts of Scotland among marihes and forefts, where no one could follow them, and handled the Engliih fo conftantly, that there were Ikirmiflies ahnoft every day in one of which the earl of Saliibary loft an eye, by his too great boldnefs. In 4


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