Calais Under English Rule (Google eBook)

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B.H. Blackwell, 1908 - Calais (France) - 140 pages
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Page 136 - Calais, which is directly opposite to the harbour of Dover, distant only about thirty miles, they can, at any time, without hindrance, even in spite of contrary winds, at their pleasure, enter or leave the harbour (such is the experience and boldness of their sailors), and carry over either troops or anything else for warfare, offensive and defensive, without giving rise to jealousy and suspicion ; and thus they are enabled, as Calais is not more than ten miles from Ardres, the frontier of the French,...
Page 17 - ... sums have not been distributed among them, the contrary of which is proved by two rolls of paper being in the Council, and sent by my said lord the Prince, it is ordered that letters be issued under the Privy Seal explanatory of the fact respecting the Prince in that...
Page 136 - Guisnes, guarded by them (and justly) with jealousy, especially Calais, for this is the key and principal entrance to their dominions, without which the English would have no outlet from their own, nor access to other countries, at least none so easy, so short, and so secure; so much so, that if they were deprived of it, they would not only be shut out from the Continent, but also from the commerce and intercourse of the world. They would consequently lose what is essentially necessary for the existence...
Page 136 - Michcli, the Venetian ambassador, only one year before it finally passed from the English power: "Another frontier, besides that of Scotland, and of no less importance for the security of the kingdom, though it be separated, is that which the English occupy on the other side of the sea, by means of two fortresses, Calais and...
Page 10 - I was there several times during their differences, and was told by the chief officer of the staple for cloth, that he would willingly farm the government of the town from the King of England at 15,000 crowns per annum ; for the Governor of Calais receives all profits on that side of the sea, and has the benefit of all convoys, and the entire disposal and management of the garrison.
Page 73 - England, who frequenteth all the partes of the world for traffique of marchaundyse. And especially ii companyes, that is to say, the ryght worshypful company of marchauntes adventurers, and the famous felyshyp of the Estaple of Calais, by whom not only the martes of Barowe and Andwarpe be mayntened, but also in effect al the townes of Brabant, Holand, Zeland and Flaunders. These...
Page 17 - Because my Lord the Prince, captain of the town of Calais, is slandered in the said town and elsewhere, that he should have received many large sums of money for the payment of his soldiers, and that these sums have not been distributed among them, the contrary of which is proved by two rolls of paper being in the Council, and sent by my said Lord the Prince, it is ordered that letters be issued under the Privy Seal explanatory...
Page 10 - I was there several times during their indifferences, and was told by the chief officer of the staple for cloth, that he would willingly farm the government of the town at fifteen thousand crowns per annum, for the governor of Calais receives all profits on that side of the sea, has the benefits of convoys, and the entire disposal and management of the garrison. The king of England was extremely pleased and well satisfied with Vaucler for refusing his captain, and...
Page 138 - On va partout disant, Jusques en Normandie, Et riant et chantant Par toute Picardie, Que Calais la jolye Est prinse des Françoys, Malgré toute l'envye Des Bourguignons Anglois. Calais, ville imprenable, etc.
Page 128 - Magnificence has seen ; and I do not believe that the castle of St. Peter at Rhodes is more strictly guarded against the Turks than Calais is against the French.

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