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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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took up bit quarter* at a fmall town dalei-Mlly.* The two màrfhals paffed fonepufto BeauVais, that they advanced to attack it and. ikirmift with ate to wnfmen at tile barriers, and divided their forces into three battalions ; (his attack lafted until the afternoon ; for the town wms well fortified afod pro-vided with every thing, mud the bifhop was alfb there/ whofe exertions were of more fervîce than thofe of all the raft. When -the Boglifti found they • could not gain any thing, they fet fire to the ftiburbs, which they burnt quite clofe to the gmttfs bf the town, and then came, towmcds earning, ta where the king was. The next day, the king and hit whole army Marched forward, burning and wafting mil the coun-try as they went, and lay that night *t' a village called Grandvillier. 'On the .morrow, he ftaflfei near to Argis: his fcouts not finding any one to :guard the caftie, he attacked and burnt it, and* gaffing on, deftroyed the country, and came lb Poix, f which wasu handfome town with two cailles. Hie lords of both Wfre abfeut; and no one wm there but two handfome daughters of the lord of Poix,whowQuldhafebeen foon violated, if two Eng-lifh knights, fir John Chandos and lord Baflet, had -not defended them. In order more effectually to - guardthem, the j brought them to the kiug,, who/aa in honor bound, entertained them inoft gracioiitfyr he inquired, *whither: they would with to go? tttij • A ïciwti in lie liôctfe of Beauvais. t Poix—étowirioPiçardy,firtleaguesftp» Amieas. anfVered*


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