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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.12

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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.12
page 132



CHAP. XX» THE EARL OP DERBY SAILS FROM BRITTANY TO ENGLAND.—HIS RECEPTION BY THE CITIZENS OF LONDON. HPHUS were all things fettled moft amicably A between the duke of Brittany and the earl of Derby, who ftaid fome time with the duke, and gave out that he would remain longer ; but, in the mean time, his purveyances were preparing at a diftant fea-port, which I believe was Vannes, whither the duke and earl came when all things were ready. When the wind was favourable for England, the earl and his attendants embarked on board the veflcl prepared for him. He was to be cfcorted, by three (hips full of men at arms and crofs-bows, as far as the coafts of England. The fleet, having weighed anchor, put? to fea, and the farther they advanced towards England, die more favourable was the wind, fo that, within two days and as many nights, they arrived at Ply-mouth, where they landed few at a time, and entered the town *. The bailiff of Plymouth, to whom the king had intruded the guard of the town, was aftonifhed to fee fo many men at arms and crofs-bows ; but the archbiihop of Canterbury fadsfied him, by faying they were men at arms • This is a mi take : he probably coafted England* and landed if Ravtnfpurn in Yorkshire, between Hall and Bridlington. whom 125


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