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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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ders, who was but a young efquire, and knighted him—at the fame time giving him two hundred poundsfterlinga year, properly fecured in England The king, was lodged in the abbey of Mont St. Martin, where he remained two days ; his troops were fcattered round about in the country. The duke of Brabant was quartered at the monaftery of Vaucelles. When the king of France, who was at Com piégne, heard this news, hç increafed his forces every where, and fent the earl of Eu and Guines, his conftable, with a large body of men at arms, to St. Quentin, to guard that town and the frontiers , againft his enemies. He fent the lords of Coucy and of Ham to their cailles, and a great number of men at arms to Guife, Ribemont, Bouchain, and the neighbouring fortreifes on the borders of his kingdom; and came himfelf to Peronne, in the Vermandois. During the time the king of England was at the abbey of Mont St. Martin, his people overran the country as far as Bapaume, and very near to Pe ronne and St.Quentin: they found it rich and plentiful, for there had not been any wars in thofç ' parts. Sir Henry of Flanders, to do credit to his newly acquired knighthood, and to obtain honour, made one of a party of knights, who were conduded by bis life, payable from the manor of Bradenaih, in the county of Devon. He wa» alfo the twenty-fourth knight of the garter. AIHMOLE. L a fir


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