The Chronicles of Sir John Froissart Condensed for Young Readers

The Chronicles of Sir John Froissart Condensed for Young Readers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...lords that went over with King Edward in that journey. First, Edward his eldest son, Prince of Wales, who as then was of the age of sixteen years or thereabout, the Earls of Hereford, Northampton, Arundel, Cornwall, Warwick, Huntingdon, Suffolk, and Oxford. And of barons, the Lord Mortimer, who was after Earl of March, the Lords John, Louis, and Roger of Beauchamp, and the Lord Raynold Cobham; of lords, the Lord of Mowbray, Ros, Lucy, Multon, Delaware, Basset, Berkeley, and Willoughby, with divers other lords; and of bachelors, there was John Chandos, Fitz-Warin, Peter and James Audley, with divers other that I can not name. A few there were of strangers. Thus they sailed forth that day in the name of God. They were well onward on their way toward Gascony, when on the third day there rose a contrary This was Edward the Black Prince, the eldest son of Edward the Third. wind and drove them near to Cornwall, and there they lay at anchor six days. At that time the king had other advice from Sir Godfrey Harcourt. He counseled the king not to go into Gascony, but rather to land in Normandy, and said to the king: "Sir, the country of Normandy is one of the rich countries of the world. Sir, if ye will land there, there is none that shall resist you; the people of Normandy have not been used to the war, and all the knights and squires of the country are now at the siege before Aiguillon with the duke. "And, Sir, there ye shall find great towns that are not walled, whereby your men shall make such captures that they shall be the better for them twenty year after; and, Sir, ye may follow with your army till ye come to Caen, in Normandy. Sir, I require you to believe me." The king, who was as then but in the flower of his youth, desiring...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123665353X
  • 9781236653536