In this fourtéenth yeare, the duke of Burgognie determined by the aduise of his councell, to attempt the winning of calis.
When he had somewhat appeased their minds with these and manie other reasons, he returned backe againe to calis.
The street led to a house of ill-fame, hence the name calis malus, in the sense of Via mala—evil road or lane.
Written at the siege before the towne of calis, the fourtéenth daie of September.
Came the duke of Burgognie from Nusse to calis, onlie to visit you?
Thus was the strong towne of calis yéelded vp into the hands of king Edward, the third of August, in the yeare 1347.
The duke according to the kings commandement obeied, and so returned toward calis.
Whilest these kings laie thus at calis, there was great banketting and chéere made betwixt them.
Insomuch that the Englishmen in great displeasure, departed to calis, and so into England.
On the second of Nouember, he set from calis, marching foorth towards saint Omers, wasting the countrie by the waie as he passed.