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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 336



many perilous and gallant adventures befel them, and from which they" had acquired much honour and renown. While king Edward was beyond fea before Tournay, the king of France fent over fome forces to Scotland, which arrived fafe in the town of Perth j and he entreated the noblemen above mentioned, t$ carry on fo bitter a war in Englandthat king Edward ihould be obliged to defift from his prefent enterprife before Tournay, promifing them every aid and âffiftance ; in confequence of which thefe lords colle&ed their forces* and made themfelves ready. They quitted the foreft of Jedworth, traverfed Scotland, retook as many fortreffes as they were able, paffed by Berwick,, and, croffing the river Tyne, entered Northumberland, 'which was formerly a kingdom of itfelf, where they found plenty of fat cattle. Having deftroyed* and burnt the whole country as far as Durham, and even beyond it, they returned by another road, doing the fame to all the countries they paffed through ; fo that all thé country on the borders of England, to the extent of three days' journey, was completely ruined and deftroyed. They then re-entered Scotland, and gained all the fortreffes which the king of England held, except the good town of Berwick, and three other caftles, which annoyed them much, and which are fo ftrpng, that you will fcarcely find their equals for ftrength in any xountry j one is called Stirling, the other Roxburgh, and the third, which may be ftyled the fovereign of Scotland, Edinburgh. This laft is fituate upon a high rock, commanding a view of the


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