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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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• follow him to England, according to his will and pleafure. The king did not choofe to ad contrary to the opinions of his chieftains, but confented to their advice, fore againft his will. On the morrow, he and his whole army decamped, and marched ftraight to the foreft of Jedworth, where the wild Scots lived at their eafe ; for he was defirous of knowing what the king of England meant to do, whether he would return to his own kingdom, or advance farther northward*. CtìAP. LXXVI. * THE KING OF ENGLAND IS ENAMOURED WITH THE COUNTESS OF SALISBURY. HPHA T fame day that the Scots had decamped frçm before the caftle of Wark, king Edward, and his whole army, arrived there about mid-day, * All this feeme to be fabulous, and to have been invented by fome perfon who meant to impofe ori the inquifitive credulity of Froiflart. It cannot be reconciled with known hiftcrical dates, with the characters and conditions of the perfons therein mentioned, or with the general tenor of authenticated «vente. Had David violated the patrimonyof St. Cuth v bert, in the favage manner related by Froiflart, the Engiiih tiftories would have teemed with declamations on an enormity, more heinous, in the opinion of thofe days, than any crime * prohibited by the decalogue. Befides, the facking of Durham related by Froiflart, was an event too lingular and momentous to be altogether omitted; and yet the Engiiih hifloriane make no mention of it ; neither does Fordun, Whofe firnpie narration I have chofen to folioin*—Annah of Scotland^ vol. iju ρ· *ι ι* U 2 and


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