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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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was followed by his fubjefts, as fail as they could, from all parts. During this time, the king of Scotland made ib many violent attacks with the engines he had con* ftru&ed upon the city of Durham, that thofe who were within could not prevent it from being taken, pillaged, and burnt. All were put to death without mercy, and without diftin&ion of perfons or ranks, men, women, children, monks, canons, and priefts ; np one was fpared, neither was there houfe or church left {landing. It was pity thus to deilroy, in Chriftendom, the churches wherein God was ferved and honoured. CHAP. LXXV. THE KINO OF SCOTLAND BESIEGES WARK CASTLE, BELONGING TO THE EARL OF SALISBURY. ^/ΉΕ Ν the king of Scotland had done this, he was advifed to fall back upon the river Tyne *, and retreat towards Scotland. As he was on.the march, he halted one night hard by a caille/ belonging to the earl of Saliibury, which was well furnilhed with men at arms. The captain of it was fir William Montacute, fon to the filler of the earl, and fo called after an uncle who had that name. * As Wark caftle is fituated on the Tweed, it muft be the Tweed, inftead of Tyne. I have, in confequence, altered Scotland for Carlifle, as it is in the original: otherwife, it would be incorrect as to the geography of the country. When


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