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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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. In the fameforefte, where the Scots now hid themfelves, the gallant king Robert had beai forced tofeek refuge, when king Edward, grandfather t# the prefent king, over-ran and conquered the Scottiih realm : and many times was he fo hard driven, tha{ he couldfind cone in hie kingdom who dared to lodge him, or give him fuccour from any caftle or fortrefs/through fear of this king Edward. The gallant Robert, after the king had returned to England, colleûed his people together where he could find them, and reconquered his caftles, fortrefles, and cities, even as far as Berwick ; fome by force of arms, others by fair fpeeches, and through affeôion. When king Edward heard of this he was forely vexed, and fummoned his hoft, and never ceafed until he had difcorafited the Scots, and reconquered the kingdom. Thus it happened between thefe two kings : and I have heard it related, that king Robert recovered his kingdomfive different times. In fuch manner did tfcefe two kings, who were looked upon as the two moft gallant knights of their time, hear theaiiehes, until the death of king Ed ward, at Burgh on the Sands. . When he perceived he could not recover, he called to him his eldeft fon, who was afterward king, and made him fwear, in prefence of all hU barons, by the Saints, that, as foon as he fhouM be dead, he would have his body boiled in a large cauldron until the fleih ihould be fe parated from the bones j that he would have the 4 flefh


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