Holidays At Brighton - online book

An illustrated Brighton travel guide Circa 1834

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whilst it remained open to their at­tacks, and offered so fair a prospect for their enriching themselves. After the Danes, the French made frequent warlike incursions on this line of coast, plundering and shedding blood wherever they appeared.
" But," asked Lewis, " why did not the people do something to keep away these troublesome Frenchmen ? If they let them come quietly and take away their property, I think they were poor tame things, and did not deserve much pity."
" Ah! but you are mistaken there," said Edward: " though their king, Edward III., was engaged in a war in France, and had left his own coun­try undefended, the people here es­tablished a protective guard of their
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