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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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vancement. Among thofe who placed themfelves under his command were the duke of Bourbon, his brother the earl of Ponthieu, the earls of Tancar-ville, Forêts, the dariphine of Auvergne, the lords of Pons, of Partenay, of Coucy, of Daubigny, of Jtufleraont, of Beaujeu, fir Guifcard d*Angle, the lord of Saintré, and many others, to the amount of okie hundred lances. " ' ' Towards the evening they mounted their horfes, £nd riding all nig^t, came about the dawn before a large town called Athenis,* which had but lately furrendered to the Englilh. A fpy came to the fe-nefchal, and informed him that in the town there were fix fcore men at arms, Gafcons and Englilh, and three hundred archers, who would defend them-felves well, if they were attacked : ' but/ added the fpy, c I have obferved that their cattle are witho.ut ttictowri; and in a meadow Underneath it are two hundred large beafts feeding.* The fenefchal then addreffed himfelf to his companions, and faid, ' Gen-tlemen, I think it moft advifable that you fhould remain in this valley : I will gojr with fixty men to eoleét thebooty, which I will drive this way; and I mi miftaken, if the EpgMfh do not fally out, think-ing to refctte them, which will throw them into your power/ This was executed; and the fenefchal, accompanied by fixty companions Well mounted, • t—:—- ? " "—11 " ". —: " . "H **• • Mr. Baltics makes it Aucenis.; l^it that i* too far off; and he qpoteç. du Cfufint, page 66*3. In my opinion, it xnyfl be St. Jean if slngefy, as that is in Sainton^, me «#t tpo.&r diftaot for this excursion. - * 7% . . rode 110s


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