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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 178



#fii»f€. Thcfc three cities ire bdMe fimaanéUl by the lands of great barons, who are and always-have been loyal to England, fuch as the lords de Pommiers, de Mucident, de Duras, de Landuras, de Copane, de Rofem, de Langurant, and many other barons and knights, who will inftandy make war upon them: they* cannot ifibe out of their gates without being made prifoners. Notwith-ftanding, therefore* what the fcncfchal qf Boordeamt writes to us, we do not fear they wil ever turn to the French : let us, however, fend them fome iban of valour and prudence, whom they efteem# and who has governed them before : and.we re-commend fir Thomas Percy.*8 * What they had advifed was done, and fir Thomas Percy was entreated by the king and citizens to undertake the voyage and the government of than country. Sir Tirana* could not refufe, and made, his preparations. * It was now about Chriftmas, when the winds are high, and the fea rough : he made, therefore, his purveyances in Cornwall, at the port neareft to Bourdeaux, and his equipment was two hundred men at arms and four hundred archers. ; Sir Thomas was accompanied by his nephew, Hugh de Haftings, Thomas Collevilie, William Lifle, John de Grailly, baftard-fon to the captai* de Buch, William Drayton, John d'Ambrcticourt, and feveral others. He had likewife with him Robert bilbop of London *, and matter 'Richard • Robert Braybrookj dean of S arum and lord chancellor. RowhalL 171


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