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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 140



ISS ym mnf be affurcd that font ftrang msdm ham been entered into bemmm tfaeoi face he ins cmfM the fea by their invitation/ The king was dftmderftruck at hearing this, and'knew not what aafwer to make* for his cou-rage forfook him, and ht fore&w affairs would end badly unlefs proper fteps were immediately taken. Having mufed a while, he replied to the knights who had given him this information,—* € Inftantly make ready our men at aims and archers» and iflue a fpecial fumraora throughout the king-dom for the aflêmbling of all my vaffals, as I will not f y before my fubjeéfcs.* * By God/ anfwered the knights, * every thing goes badly, for your men are leaving you and running off. You have already loft half your army, and the remainder arc paaicftrock and wavering.9 € What can I dp then V afkitd the Mag. * We wil tel you, fire: quit the field* for you cannot hold it longer, and intake for one of your caftles, where you can rc-' main until your brother, fir John Holland, who is m tntcrprifing and courageous, and muft now have heard of the rebellion, come to you : he will, by force or negotiations, bring your aftkirs into a dif-ferent- ftate from that in which they are at prefent* When it is known that he has taken the field, many who have led from you wil join him.* The king agreed to this advice. The earl of Salifbury was not then with him, but m another part of the country j. and, when he heard that the earl of Derby was marching a large army againft the king, he judged things would turn out badly •' K 3 . " for


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