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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. LXXIII. KING DAVID OF SCOTLAND ADVANCES WITH Λ LARGE ARMY TO NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE. ^/ΉΕ Ν the young king David was landed in his own country, his fubjefts came to him in crowds ; and with great joy and folemnity they conduced him to the town of Perth. Thither came people from all parts to fee him, and to caroufe : they afterwards remonftrated with him, upon the deftru&ion which king Edward and the Engliih had done to Scotland. King David told them he would have ample revenge, or he would lofe his kingdom, and his life into the bargain. By the advice of his council, he fent-meflengers to all his friends, fer and near, to beg and intreat they would aid and affift him in this enterprize. The earl of Orkney was the firft who obeyed the fummons : he was a great and powerful baron, and had married king David's filler. There came with him many men at arms. Many other barons and knights came from Sweden, Norway, and Denmark: fome out of affe&ion and friendfliip, and others for pay. There were fuch numbers from all parts, that, when they were arrived at Perth and its neighbourhood, on the day which king David had appointed, tjiey amounted to fixty.thoufand men on foot, and three thoufand men more -mounted oti galloways, with arms, knights, and fquires : in ihort, all the nobility and gentry of Scotland. When


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