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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.11

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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.11
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bfe affured ôf i battle, ami the peuple of thi country, who arc always eager to fight with thofe richer than themfelves, for the fake of the fpoil, would venture boldly,, in the hope of having tbK like fucce&with their aaeeftors under the king my lather, of happy memory, and my brother the prince of Wales. ^ - • « I am the laft of the royal family of England * but, were {befitted, I would be the firft m renew the wars, to retaliate for the wrongs that have been done usv ahd which they ar# daily doing V tfee connivance and weaknefe of our rulers, more particularly of our head the king of England, who his ailed himfclf by marriage with the daughter df his enemy the king of France. That is a fore proof he will have no war s certainly not : he is tm heavy behind* and only wifhes for the plea-fum of the t*ble and the amuferaents of ladies, f hat » net* the HI fer men at arms, who s*rç de-r Iroujf of renown and profit. I have not fbrgottcrv my la&espedition through Ftance. I might have had with me about two tfouCptd lances tudeighf thoufand archers^ Whep we crofled the fca, we towtrtd France by way of Calaist and continued wat march through the country, wtthepe .meeting apy one to oppofe us or offer us battle c Such fomieriy was the foccefs of fir Robert Etioles, fir-Hugh "Galveriey, fir Thomas «Grand-foil, fir Philip Giffbfd, but they had not asf many jtt«?as I had widçr their Command, and yet they mmcMd to the gates of Paris, and demanded'bat* itifoni the Mng of Ffâneçt -^toone* towever,- : yen?


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