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Examines nation-building efforts in such international locations as Iraq and Afghanistan, and assesses the good fortune of U.S. and allied efforts in reconstructing inner safety associations.

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The invaders remained in occupation of Roye for a week, during which Duke Jean of Brittany finally wrote his formal defiance to Charles V, renouncing his homage and recognizing King Edward III as sovereign ruler of France. The English also attacked the castle of Nesle and during the course of this somewhat half-hearted assault Guyon Grassin from Poitiers, a spy in John of Gaunt's service, was either captured or went over to the French garrison. The information he provided was probably useful at the time, but has come down through the chronicles in a rather garbled form.

The army in question was also believed to be bigger than any that had come to France before. However, its target was thought - correctly at the time - to be somewhere on the western part of the Channel coast. The first known discussion of this threat seems to have been in March 1373, when Duke Philip the Bold of Burgundy made a short visit to Paris to meet his brother, King Charles V, before returning to Burgundy. Even at this early stage it seems that the cautious Charles V wanted to pursue a strategy of seeking to damage and weaken the enemy without exposing his own forces to unnecessary risk.

Its precise route is unknown, either going past Saint-Pol towards Hesdin or veering towards Doullens. Demonstrations were made against both, though neither was taken. Strategically this could indicate that the Great Chevauchee was trying to threaten Amiens, where the Duke of Burgundy had his HQ, from the north-west and north-east. Still the French commander would not rise to the bait. The Grandes Chroniques de France does not always make a clear distinction between these two columns. Yet the events it describes mostly 42 The Raid This well-known late 14th-century manuscript illustration showing soldiers pillaging and clearly getting drunk appears in most books about the horrors of medieval warfare.

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