¶Of Picardia, chap. 125.
PIcardia, is a prouince in France Bel∣gica, also hath that name of a towne or of a Castle that is called Ponticon, us Herodotus saith, De regionibus, for it is sayd, that the town that now is cal∣led Pichen, in the march of that lande, had Lordship vnto the Brittish Occean, in olde time. And it is supposed, that ad the men of that countrie had afterwarde the name of that towns. Their lande, & soile beareth well corne and fruite, and is moyst with welden and riuers, and full of people, and to strengthened with noble cities, and most 〈…〉 famous castles came townes as Belgue, yt is called Bel∣gie count, and Amblanis. Arrabatum Ma∣rium, and Lord••um, as he faith. This prouince hath the Riuer of the Rine of Germany, in ye East side, couer France in the Southward the Occean of France at the West, and the more Britaine, that is England in the •oeth Picardy is dou∣ble, the ouer, that is next to France: and the other that is the neather land, yt ioy∣neth néere to Flaunders & to Brabau, & is called Baipula. Of both countries the men be séemly of stature, faire of face, bold of heart, light & sharpe witted, cléere of vnderstanding, •ulde of will and affec∣tion, and more great and boytous of language and tongue, than other Nati∣ons of Fraunce.