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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 239



Hainault had information, and alfo, that if they paffed that way into England, they might be encountred, the confequences of which would be difagreeable to them. Notwithftanding this, they rode over the country of Flanders according to their pleafure, and to all the large towns ; but they were indebted for this to Jacob von Artaveld, who fhowed them every honour and fupport. Thefe lords went afterward to Dordrecht, where they embarked to crofs the fea, and to avoid the paffage of the ifland of Cadfant, where the aforefaid knights and Flemings were in garrifon, under the king of France and earl of Flanders, as has been already related. The Englifhmen returned in the beit manner, and as privately as they could, to their own country, and to king Edward, who was right glad to fee them, and happy in the fuccefs of their million. When he heard how the garrifon of Cadfant haraffed his people, he faid he would fhortly fettle that bufinefs, and immediately ordered the earl of Derby, fir Walter Manny, and fome other Epglifh knights and efquires, to make themfelves ready. They colleded a number of Men at arms and archers, and embarked them in veffels on the Thames at London : there might be fix hundred men at arms and two thoufand archers. When they were all on board, they weighed anchor, and with that tide came to Gravefend, where they lay thatfirft night. The next day they weighed and came to Margate. At the third tide, theytaifted and let their fails, and topk to the deep,


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