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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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The duke of Brabant, however, was not negleftful in fending frequent meffages to king Philip of France by the Lord Lewis de Travehen, his fpecial counfellor, to excufe himfelf ; for which purpofe this knight had made many different journeys ; and ac Jail he was commanded to remain near the perfon of the king, in order to exculpate his mailer, and contradift any reports that might be circulated againft him. The knight did every thing in his power., and becoming his duty. CHAP. XXXIV. KINO EDWARD AND HIS ALLIES SEND CHALLENGES TO THE KING OF FRANCE. \\7INTER was now over, and fummer come, when the feafl of St. John the Baptift approaching, the lords of England and Germany made preparations for undertaking their intended expedition. The king of France alfo made his preparations to meet them ; for he was well acquainted with part of what they intended, though he had not yet received any challenge. King Edward collected his flores in England^ where he made his armaments ready, and, as foon as St. John's day was paffed, tranfported them acrofs the fea to Vilvorde*, whither he went.himfelf. He made all his people, on their arrival? take houfes in * A fmall town in Brabant, between Bruflels and Mechlin, pn the riyer Senne, Κ 4 the


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