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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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CHAP. XLIII. THE FRENCH DESTROY THE TERRITORIES OF SI^ JOHN OF HAINAULT. TZ^ING Philip, after his return to Paris, had dif* ~ banded his army ; but he had fentftrpng reinforcements to the navy which he had at fea, under; the command of Quiriel, Bahucet, and Barbenoire. Thefe three mailer çorfairs had updei them a number of Genoefe, Normans, Picards, and Bretons, as foldiers, and had done this winter much damage to thç Engliih : they frequently came near Sandwich, Rye, Winchelfea, and Dover, upon the Englifli çoaft, and were much dreaded, for they had upwards pf fixty thoufand foldiers, and rione duril leave the Engliih pqrfë, foç feçLr of being pillaged spd put to death. Thefe feamen had gained çonfiderably for thq king of France during the courfe of the winter, and, in particular, had taken the ihip Chriftopher, richly; laden with money and wool, which the Engliih were carrying to Flanders. This vefTel had coft the king of England a very large fum. When taken by the Jiormans and others, it was pillaged, and all on board put to death. The French afterwards fpokç much of this capture, and made great boaftings refpetting it. The king of France was continually thinking how he could revenge himfelf on his enemies, and efpecially onfir John of Hainault, who had done him, as nc NIT d been informed, much mifchief ; fuch as con


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