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THE

CONSTABLE OF FRANCE;

AND OTHER

MILITARY HISTORIETTES.

BY

JA MES GRANT,

AUTHOR OF “THE ROMANCE OF WAB," "LETTY HYDE'S LOVERS,"

SECOND TO NONE," CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD,” KTO,

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LONDON:
GEORGE ROUTLEDGE AND SONS,

BROADWAY, LUDGATE HILL;
NEW YORK: 416, BROOME STREET.

1866.

LONDON:

COX AND WYMAN, LAW AND GENERAL PRINTERS,

GREAT QUEEN STREET, W.C.

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PREFACE.

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T may be necessary to explain that the de.

posed, are authentic, and are prepared from the notes which I have had occasion to make in the course of historical and other reading, while engaged on my military romances; and the success of a similar work, “The Cavaliers of Fortune," has induced me to make a second attempt of the same kind.

In the brief history of the Constable Buchan are detailed some of the events of a war in which the Scots engaged for the defence of France, events which are not related in ordinary histories of Scotland. It is a little record of the faith and valour of our forefathers in France, whose kings did well to request that the Scottish standard might be bordered by the double tressure of lilies, in memory of the old and to them extremely useful alliance.

Some of these sketches have already appeared in the pages of the United Service Magazine, &c.

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