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SIR JOHN FROISSART Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.2

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SIR JOHN FROISSART
Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.2
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acquainted with the road to lord Charles's tent, where the two prifoners are, and will make for that part of the camp. I can a flu re you, that I a&d my companions will do every thing in our power to bring back in fafety thefe two knights, if it pleafe God/ , '. This propofal was agreeable to all ; and they di-re6lly feparated, to arm and prepare themfelves. About the hour of dinner, fir Amauri ana his party fet off; and having had the principal gate of Hen-nebon opened for them, which led to the road that went ftraight to the army of lord Charles, they rufhed forward, making great cries and noife, to the tents and huts, which they cut down, and killed all that came in their way. The enemy was much alarmed, and, putting themfelves in motion, got armed as quickly as poflible, and advanced toward* the Englilh and Bretons, who received them very warmly. The fkirmifh was (harp, and many on each fide were flain. When fir Amauri perceived that almoft the whole of the army was in motion, and drawn out, he retreated very handfomely, fighting all the time, to the barriers of the town, when he fuddenly halted : then the archers, who had* been polled ou each fide of the ditch beforehand, made fuch good ufe of their bows, that the engagement was very hot, and all the army of the enemy ran thither, çxcept the fervants. ' - During this time, fir Walter Manny with his company iffued out privily by • the poftern, and, making a circuit, came upon the rear of the enemy's , - camp : 13


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