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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
page 160



p#TOfii4 TV CVvbid* ; t# wbMi-pliic© they vine Mni«a6l in fnfety. Tit king of Engluai) laj Am$ wgH ia tfee tow* of Pois. The inhabitants tf-Peik» m mdl m thofe of. the c«fUe% imd « mmùmmm villi the «mrJhtft a# the army, in order to fave the tmm from famng plundered and burnt. They offered to pay, as * ranfom, a certain number of florins the enfuing day, as foon as the army Jhould haye marched offf On the morrow morning, the king and army de* parted, except feme few, who remained behind, hy orderf of the marshals, to receive the r&nfom from the townfmtn. ' ' When the inhabitants were affiwibkd togetlef mà confidered the ftnall number of the EnglMh wh# were left with them, they refolved to pay nothings told them fq, and direâly fell upon them* Thf Englilh defended themfelves gallantly, fent after the army for fuccour. When lord Reginald G# h* ham and fir Thomas Holland, who commanded thf fear-gua/d, were told of this, they cried out,f T*ea* fbni treafon !' MM| returned bck to Poix,' where they found their countrymen fiill engaged with the townfmen. Almoft all the inhabitants were flai% the town was burnt, and the two caftles razed to tile ground. The Englilh then followed the king's army, which was arrived at Airaines,f where hf had ordered the troops tp halt, and to quarter them* lelves for that pight, ftri&ly commanding, iinder • - • • • — • •. • • • .• mm • Corbie,—a town m Picardy, four Itagtns fton Anueas, f A °m Koudjk fow kagn» fim J^wkm 141


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