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The Chronicles of Froissart (Les Chroniques de Froissart), translated by John Bourchier, Lord Berners, edited and reduced into one volume by G. C. Macaulay, London, 1924.

Jean Froissart (c 1333 - c 1410) was one of the leading historians of the late Middle Ages. He traveled widely including England, Scotland, Italy and the Low Countries. He also accompanied Edward the Black Prince during his campaign at Castille. His chronicle covers the history of Western Europe from the early 14th century to 1400 and is considered a key primary source of the era.


THE CHRONICLES OF FROISSART
Les Chroniques de Froissart

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PAGE
Prologue of sir John Froissart 1
Predecessors of king Edward 111 3
The queen of England in France, 1326 5
Queen Isabel in Hainault 7
Expedition to England 9
Execution of the Spencers 10
Accession of Edward 111 12
War with the Scots, 1327 13
Marriage of Edward III 25
Death of Robert Bruce 26
Philip of Valois crowned, 1328 29
Battle of Cassel 29
Homage of Edward III 31
War with the Scots, 1332 35
Edward's designs on France 39
Jaques d'Arteveld 40
Battle of Cadsand 42
Edward III. Vicar of the Empire 45
War with France 47
Siege of Cambray 48
Edward III. enters France 51
The hosts at Buironfosse 52
The French in Hainault 56
War on the frontiers, 1339-40 58
Battle of Sluys 61
Council of Vilvorde 63
Siege of Tournay 64
Edinburgh castle taken, 1341 65
Events during the siege of Tournay 66
Siege of Tournay raised, 1340 68
War in Brittany, 1341 70
War with the Scots, 1341 72
The king and the countess of Salisbury 73
War in Brittany, 1342 75
The order of the Garter founded 82
The earl of Derby in Gascony, 1345 83
Capture of La Reole 87
Death of Jaques d'Arteveld 88
Siege of Aiguillon, 1346 91
Expedition of Edward III. to France, 1346 93
Edward III. in Normandy 94
Capture of Caen 97
The English near Paris 98
Passage of the Somme 101
Battle of Crecy 102
Siege of Calais 107
Invasion of England by the Scots 109
Battle of Nevill's Cross 110
Betrothal of the earl of Flanders 113
Surrender of Calais, 1347 114
Death of king Philip, 1350 118
Expeditions of the prince of Wales, 1355-56 118
Events before the battle of Poitiers 119
Order of the two hosts 121
Mediation attempted 122
Battle of Poitiers 124
Return of the prince to Bordeaux 131
Government by the three estates in France 133
Disturbances in Paris 135
The Jacquerie, 1357 137
Death of Etienne Marcel 139
Peace of Bretigny, 1360 140
Battle of Brignais, 1361 140
The Companies, 1361-62 142
Accession of Charles V 144
Battle of Cocherel, 1364 145
Coronation of Charles V 151
Battle of Auray 152
End of the wars in Brittany, 1364 153
Don Peter of Castile 153
Henry the bastard 154
Flight of don Peter, 1366 157
Don Peter at Bordeaux 158
Council at Bayonne 161
The companies quit Spain 163
Preparations for the expedition to Spain 164
Passage of the mountains, 1367 167
Preparations of king Henry 169
The prince at Navaretta 170
Letter of the prince of Wales 173
Battle of Najarav 174
After the battle of Najara 180
Return of the prince from Spain 183
Deliverance of Bertrand du Guesclin 184
Discontent in Gascony, 1368 185
War renewed in Spain 187
Battle of Montiel 188
Capture of don Peter 189
The prince of Wales summoned to Paris 190
Renewal of war, 1369 193
Sir John Chandos and the earl of Pembroke 193
Death of queen Philippa 195
Death of Chandos 195
Limoges given up to the French, 1370 199
Sack of Limoges by the English 201
Bertrand du Guesclin constable 203
Death of the prince of Wales, 1376 205
Death of Edward III., 1377 206
Affairs of the Church, 1377 207
Election of Urban VI., 1378 209
War with the king of Navarre 210
Peter de Bournazel at Sluys 213
Affairs of Flanders, 1379 214
Election of Clement VIL, 1378 217
The queen of Naples and the pope 219
Sir John Hawkwood 221
John Lyon at Ghent 222
The white hoods at Ghent, 1379 225
Burning of the castle of Wondelghem 231
Alliance of Bruges and Ghent 232
Death of John Lyon 233
War in Flanders 234
Wreck of Arundel's ships, 1379 235
The earl of Flanders at Ghent 236
Surprise of Oudenarde 239
War renewed in Flanders, 1380 241
Expedition of Buckingham to France 242
Battle near Roulers 243
Siege of Ghent 245
Defeat of Arnold de Clerck 247
Philip d'Arteveld captain, 1381 248
Wat Tyler's rising 250
The commons at Blackheath 253
The commons in London 255
Death of Wat Tyler 259
Punishment of the rebels 261
Death of Grutere and Bette at Ghent, 1382 263
Famine in Ghent 265
Conference at Tournay 267
Speech of Philip d'Arteveld 269
March of the Gauntois towards Bruges 271
Victory of the Gauntois 273
Bruges taken 274
Escape of the earl of Flanders 277
Siege of Oudenarde 279
French intervention 281
The flying hart 282
French expedition to Flanders 284
Before the battle of Rosebeque 284
Battle of Rosbeque, 1382 289
After the battle of Rosebeque 290
The French king's return to Paris 292
English sympathy with the Flemings 294
Crusade of the bishop of Norwich, 1383 296
The bishop of Norwich in Flanders 298
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