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
on their march to England, by orders from the
king and, council.
They followed all that day the banners of the , marihals, and halted at an early hour in a beautiful
meadow, where there was plenty of forage for their
horfes ; and much need was there of it, for they
were fo weakened by famine, that they could fcai ce
The next day they decamped betimes, and took,
up their quarters ftill earlier, at a large monaftery
within two leagues of Durham. The king lay there
that night, and the army in the fields around it,
where they found plenty of grafs, pulfe,. and corn.
They remained there quiet the next day ; but thè
king and lords went to fee the church of Dui ham.
The king paid his homage to the church and the
biihopric, which he had not before done, and gave
ìargeffes to the citizens.
They found there all their carnages and baggage,
which they had left in a wood thirty-two days be
fore, at rr'dhight, as has been related* Jhe In
habitants of Durham finding them there, had
brought them away at their own coil, and placed
them in empty barns. Each carriage Had a little
flag attached to it, that it might be known* The
lords were much pleafed at finding them again.
The king and nobles rcpofed two day$ at Dur
ham, and the army in its environs, for there would
not have been fufficient room to lodge them in that
city. They had ail their horfes well ihod, and fet
out on their march towards York. They made
fuch hafte, that in three days they arrived there,
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