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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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fcore companions, to forage, and often returned with his booty in fight of the army. One day the lord Charles of Montmorency had been on a foraging party, with five or fix hundred men, and wa§ conducting a great number of cattle to vi&ual the army, when he met fir Walter Manny under the walls of Aiguillon. • They im-mediately began an engagement, which was very tharp ; and many were killed and wounded on both fides. The French were at leaft five to one. News iras brought of this into Aiguillon, when every one fallied out for the fafteft, and the earl of Pembroke with the foremoft i they dallied into thé midfi of them, and, found fir Walter Manny unhorfed, and furrounded by his enemies^ but fighting moft vali-antly. He was direétiy refcued and re-mounted. During the heat of the engagement, the French haftened to drive off the cattle to a place of fafefy, or they would have loft them ; for the Englilh were coming in crowds to fuccour their countrymen, and, falling upon the French vigoroully, they put them to flight, refcued thofe they had made pri-foners, and captured alfo many from them. The lord Charles de Montmorency had great difficulty to efcape, and retreated as faft as he could, quite difeomfitcd. When it was over, the Englilh re-turned to Aiguillon. Such Ikirmilhes frequently happened, for fcarcely a day paffed without fome engagement. The French having one day drawn out their prmy, ordered thofe noblemen that were from Ten-loufe, Carcaffonne, and Beaticaire, and their 4e- • • • pendencies, 118


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