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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 390



Thè Scots had laid fiege to the caftle of Stirling, aflifted by fome French lords, whom king Philip fent to aid them in their wars, and had preffed it fo clofely, that the Engiiih garrifon found great difficulty in holding it out. When the king of England was returned into his own country, he thought it advifable to make an incurfion into Scotland, which he immediately fet about, and began his march between Michaelmas and All-Saints. He iflued out his fummons for all archers and men at arms to follow him to York. The Engiiih put themfelves in motion to obey his commands, and came to the place appointed. The king arrived at York, where he remained waiting for his forces, who followed him very quickly. , , When the Scots heard of the king's arrival at York, they pufhed on the fiege of Stirling with the greateft vigour ; and by engines and cannons for preffed the garrifon, that they were forced to furrender it, preferving their lives, but not their effe&s*, This intelligence was brought to the king, where he lay. He began his march towards Stirling, and came to Newcaftle-upon-Tyne, where, and in the neighbouring villages, he quartered his army, and continued upwards of a month, waiting for their pur^ veyances, which had been embarked between A1U Saints and St. Andrew's day. Many of their (hips were loft; and they had fuftained fuch contrary winds, that they were driven upon the coafts of Holland and Friezeland, in fpite Τ 4 of


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