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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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burning and deftroying as they marched. They came before the city of Durham, which they laid fiege to, and made many attacks upon it, like men diftraâed in revenge for the lofs of the earl of v Moray ; and they âlfo knew that very great wealth was carried into it by all the inhabitants of the country who had fled thither. - They , therefore, were every day more earneft in their attacks ; and the king of Scotland ordered/bme engines to be made, that they might approach to affault them nearer the walls. When the Scots had marched from before Newcaftle, the governor, lord John Neville, mounted a fleet courier, pafled by them, for he wafe as well acquainted with all the bye roads and pafles as a native, and made fuch hafte, that in fi;e days he came to Chertfey, where the king of England then, was, and related to him all that the Scots were doing. The king fent out immediately his meffengers, ordering all knights, fquires, and others, that were able to aflift him, above the age of 1 5 , and ufnder 60 years, without fail, upon hearing thefè orders, to fet out diredlly towards the marches of the north, to fuccour and defend the kingdom againft the Scots, who were deftroying it. Upon this, earls, barons, knights, and the commonalties from the provincial towns, made themfelves ready, and haftened moft cheerfully to obey the fummons, and advance towards Berwick. The king himfelf fet off direétly, fuch was his impatience, without waiting for any one j and he was


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