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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 394



When they were ready, they fet out, to do as4 much mifehief ae poffible to their neighbours in England ; for the truce was expired ; or to fighi with the king who had deftroyed their country. They left, therefore, the town of Perth; in regular order, and came the firft night to Dunfermline, where they lay. On the morrow, they croffed a fmall arm of the fea * hard .by. When they had all pafled, they pùlhed forward, and went under Edinburgh caftle, traverfing Scotland near to Roxburgh, where there was an Engiiih garrifon, but without making an attack upon it, for fear of lofing any of their men, or defpoiling their artillery ; not knowing wh^t force they might have to encounter, as they propofed doing fome gallant deeds of renown before their return to Scotland. They then pafled near to the town of Berwick; but without aflkulting it, entered the county of Northumberland, and came to the river Tyne, burning and deftroying ail the country through which they paffed. They marched on until they were before the town of Newcaftle, where king David and his army halted that night, in order to confider if they could not atchieve fomething worthy of them. Towards day-break, fome gentlemen of the neighbourhood, who were in the town, made a fally out of one of the gates, in a fecret manner, with about two hundred lances, to make an attack upon the Scots army. They fell upon one of the wings * Probably at Queen's Ferry. of


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